Cooking classes in Trastevere, Rome, Italy. Pasta lessons, pastry lessons, pizza making, bread baking, butchery, chocolate, Olive Oil tasting and pairing - EVOO & more. Languages spoken : English, French or Italian

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes held?


All lessons are held in a purpose built lab at street level in the centrally located neighborhood of Trastevere. We are a 15min walk south of the Vatican or 10min walk across the river from Campo dei Fiori and easily reachable by public transport, taxi or foot. Go to our About us / Location page to see an interactive google map under our bios.




What language do you teach in?


When you book, we ask you which languages you speak. Generally the first client to book a class determines the language the course will be taught in. Occasionally we will need to accomodate people from different countries and if necessary we give the class in 2 of the 3 languages we speak - English, French and Italian. Rarely do we have a class in all three languages and 90% of the time the majority of our classes are taught in english.




How many people are in each class?


DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - THIS DOES NOT APPLY AT THE MOMENT Our group classes range from 1 to 6 students, there is no minimum number to participate. We like to keep our lessons small and intimate so that each student gets the time they need with the teacher to master technique. If you have a larger group - up to 10 - please contact us via email to see what options we can offer you.




I’m not an experienced cook, is this suitable for me?


Our classes are designed to accommodate all levels. We work regularly with amateurs, passionate cooks and professionals alike. All of our lessons are 100% hands-on because getting 'dirty' is part of the fun. We believe active participation by all students solidifies the learning experience and makes for better memories.




What do I need to bring?


Bring your enthusiasm and excitement to learn! Because we work with our hands in pasta and sticky doughs most of the time, we ask you to leave all rings, watches and jewelry at home or be prepared to take them off for the lesson. Please wear comfortable, close toed shoes since items can fall of tables and we don't want to risk your feet getting hurt. If you have long hair, we ask that you pull it up and away so it does not end up in the food. All other equipment like aprons and utensils are provided.




Do I get a copy of the recipes?


Yes! No need to take notes while you work. In fact, we prefer that you give us your undivided attention while in class. We will be providing you with all recipes, tips and step by step instructions on what you learned in class in PDF format via email within 48 hours of your time with us.




How do I book a class?


As of May 2020 and until further notice: To BOOK an IN PERSON class - max 3-4 masked students at our Trastevere kitchen Thursdays to Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. ⟫⟫ Go to our booking page to see the selection of lessons in the main categories of PASTA, PASTRY, SPECIALTY &. 2 hr LABS. You will also find information on our Special EVENTS, PRIVATE classes & GIFT certificates. ⟫⟫ Choose your class and book directly or, if asked, request your space for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 10am via email : grano.farina@gmail.com or use the multiple class request page for one or more lessons. To BOOK an ONLINE class - Wednesday to Saturdays at 3pm or 5pm, Rome time, subject to availability. (You will need at least 4 days to shop for all tools and ingredients to be ready for a class. We will send you the info you need when you book your lesson) ⟫⟫ Choose the class you want from the ONLINE category and book directly choosing the dates and times available. You can also use the multiple class request page if you would like to book a package of lessons at a discount.




What if I have special dietary requirements?


If you have special requests or dietary requirements, you will be able to let us know in the notes section of your booking. If you are a true celiac, we do not recommend you take classes with us. No matter how well we clean, we can not make the environment totally flour free. There will always be a risk of contamination.




Deposits & Payments


We require a deposit to block your desired date[s]. The amount requested per class is generally 50€ unless otherwise indicated or agreed upon. You will be asked to make an initial payment when booking. Payments can be made through our website using a PayPal account or and PayPal allows you to use any major credit card on their page. We can also send you a PayPal link or bank information for a direct trasnfer if you prefer. The balance is due on the day of your lesson and can be paid in cash or by credit card on the premises.




Cancellations & Refunds


Please visit our Terms & Conditions page for details.




Do you offer vegetarian and vegan lessons?


Yes! We have classes that can accomodate vegetarians and vegans. You can see which ones in the descriptions of the lessons. Please be aware that we will always try to accomodate our clients needs but not all our lessons can be transformed so ask if you are unsure the lesson you want will be in a format that works for you.




Do you offer gluten free classes? And what about Celiacs?


We do not offer gluten free classes but if you go to our Specialty page you will find lessons that do not contain wheat products. CELIACS should not consider a class at our school due to the heavy presence of flour particles found throughout our location. Even if we clean the space multiple times over, there would still be flour residue left over and we wouldn't want you to get sick.




Can we bring our kids?


Kids ages 16-18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately we do not work with under 16's for insurance reasons. Our kitchen has many sharp corners, hot stoves, sharp knives and tables and chairs that can not be easily adapted to child height. We hope you will have occasion to come back to Rome for a class when everyone is a bit older. Please ask us for recommendations of other teachers who do work in spaces adapted to your young ones.




How does it work?


DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS - THIS DOES NOT APPLY AT THE MOMENT We are a small school with two teachers offering one group class per day. Spaces are limited because we keep our lessons to a max of 6 people. We recommend you book as soon as possible to not loose a space in your first choice of class. Only in special cases and on rare occasions do we offer a second lesson on the same day and more times than not, the second class is private with different pricing. See our private prices page.





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