The experience is a lot of fun and also educational.. All age groups will enjoy and benefit from this Pesto Class in Monterosso and we hope to be the very best Pesto Class in Cinque Terre. Families, groups of friends, couples or solo travellers can enjoy an amazing experience and an unforgettable evening..  At the Cinque Terre Cooking School our aim is to create memories to cherish..Come and join us soon! 

Learn to make Pesto the Italian way!

Our Pesto Master Class is a great introduction into the Ligurian cuisine..  Pesto being probably one of the most famous of all the delicious dishes in Liguria.. Pesto Classes have become more and more sought after due to the expanding popularity of Basil Pesto all over the world. In this class our aim is to make sure that you take home the knowledge of how to prepare a real Ligurian Basil Pesto in the most authentic and traditional manner using a pestle and mortar.. 

Our ingredients are always carefully selected and either grown by us organically or sourced locally, this ensures that the taste and the aroma will be the best possible quality..To enhance the experience we will also be preparing either fresh pasta or fresh gnocchi on our large wooden farmhouse table al fresco in the Monterosso sunshine..(weather permitting)  Pasta and Gnocchi are also prepared in the authentic way by hand, and the dough is also cut and shaped by hand.

Cooking School Pesto Lesson

Italian Pesto lessons Cinque Terre

This class commences at 5pm and lasts approximately 2-3 hours.. during which time you will sit down and eat for dinner the food which you prepared during the lesson..During the lesson you will learn to make fresh pesto and fresh Gnocchi using age old traditional methods..  The course also offers an insight into how this delicious green delicacy has evolved over the ages... 

We will also be discussing the nutritional content of pesto and the many different ways that it can be used in recipes and various dishes..  After preparation is finished you will then sit down to dinner with a glass of wine and enjoy the food you prepared in this beautiful relaxing location.

An authentic Italian Cooking Lesson

The Pesto Class costs 75 euros per adult and 55 euros for children under 12, the price includes the food for dinner which you will prepare during the pesto lesson, transport from the main village which is 10 minutes uphill to our cooking school, recipe sheets and a special Cinque Terre Cookery School Apron as a gift.


Phone: 0044 7469 936185



Cinque Terre Cooking School,
Monterosso, Cinque Terre Italy, 19016


Mon – Thur  9AM - 10PM

Friday  9AM - 9PM

Saturday  10AM - 8PM

Sunday  10AM - 7PM

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