There is nothing like the al dente strands of fresh tagliatelle or the plump pillows of handmade ravioli or maybe it’s the traditional long lengths of spaghetti in a rich tomato sauce that gets your tastebuds watering. Pasta making is an art form and something that requires a certain level of skill, but once you have the tools the satisfaction of making your very own pasta at home is undeniable. So, we have done the round up to find Australia’s leading pasta connoisseurs to lead you through your very own pasta masterclass.
For those hoping to pair their pasta making class with some delicious wines, look no further than Casa Carboni Cooking School located in the heart of one of Australia’s most prestigious wine regions. Fiona and Matteo Carboni relocated from Parma in northern Italy in 2011 to their farm in Angaston in the Barossa, South Australia. They have combined their extensive teaching skills, close relationship with local producers and their love for Italian cuisines to provide an unforgettable cooking experience. They offer a range of Italian cooking classes in their purpose-built domestic kitchen utilising the finest ingredients fresh from the Barossa Farmers Markets with the aim to give you hands-on experience into the love and passion of Italian cooking.
Why not enrol your employees in a team-building activity with a difference? Manuela’s specially tailored Team Building Pasta Masterclass is ideal for those looking to bring some of that deeply hospitable Italian love to your team. As you learn all the tools required to cook her Tagliatelle Piú Belle, there will likely be some healthy competition to see who can roll the best pasta dough. But it will be all in good spirits when it comes time to join together at the end of class to enjoy this hearty Italian feast you have prepared with a glass of wine.
Manuela also offers a specific Pasta Making Masterclass for those wanting to harness their passion for pasta, taking it to a new level.
Flour Eggs Water – Sydney, New South Wales
Flour Eggs Water is a cooking experience that has been based on 10 successful years in the Sydney restaurant scene and with over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. Chef Eugenio Maiale has opened his kitchen to those young and old to learn the intricate details of pasta making. Using only the very best ingredients you will be led through the pleasures of producing your pasta and shown how to use these skills to create some of Eugenio’s well-loved signature pasta dishes.
La Cucina di Sandra – Richmond, Victoria
This has been voted Melbourne’s top cooking experiences that specialise in the pleasures that are Italian cuisine. They offer a myriad of Italian cooking classes, but the class you will want to enrol in is the Gnocchi in Tutta l’Italia, which will be a tantalising experience for your tastebuds as you explore the lesser-known varieties of gnocchi. Each demonstration follows with a three-course meal, complimentary wine as well as some tasty h’orderves during the class. La Cucina di Sandra is all about rejoicing in the art of learning, celebrating with friends new and old, around a convivial table sharing original Italian food that has been made with love.
Pasta with the Grandmas – Online Experience
For something a little different why not visit the Nonna’s of Italy to give you that authentic cooking experience. Now with Airbnb latest feature, Airbnb Experiences, you can participate in a pasta master class online with Chiara and her Nonnas in Palombara Sabina, Italy. You will be welcomed into their family home to discover traditional recipes that have been handed down through the generations, paired with wine, Italian music and that wholesome heartfelt enthusiasm from the whole family.