Cooking class: Risotto and Panissa
Join our engaging cookery class on panissa vercellese and risottos. Visit the farm with its rice paddies and small in-house rice mill. Discover more about rice and enjoy a tasty lunch.
What you’ll do
- Visit with a guide the rice farm
- Join the cooking class
- Enjoy lunch at the farm
Private tour: 2+ people. For groups of 3+ people. ask for a customized experience
Price per person: € 135
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What to expect
After a few kilometres of dirt road through the rice fields, we will reach the farm and agritourism, cultivating and processing Italian rice (10 a.m.). We will visit the rice fields and the small rice mill inside: we will see all the stages of processing, from paddy rice to milled rice.
Afterwards, we will move on to the cooking class in the restaurant (11.30 a.m.). From Franca’s skilful hands, we will see panissa being prepared and we will be able to try cooking panissa vercellese and risotto with her. Panissa alla vercellese is still a risotto, but typical of the countryside around Vercelli. We will savour a lunch with appetiser, risotto and panissa cooked together, dessert.
|Where||Vercelli – 60 min from Turin and 90 min from Milan|
|When||Monday to Saturday – duration 3 hours|
|Start time||10 a.m.|
|Language||Italian, English, French|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 135 – minimum 2 people
Italia Delight allows you to book tailor-made food and wine experiences and foodie holidays with top Italian Food Experts.
- Create your own customised tour with this rice tour.
The Food Expert:
I am a licensed tourist guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have an irrepressible passion for telling the story of the territory in its landscape, cultural and food and wine aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with rice and rice fields!
Cancellation policy: all bookings for this rice farm tour can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
I am a licensed tourist guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have an irrepressible passion for telling the story of the territory in its landscape, cultural and food and wine aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with it!
Not only rice: I will accompany you to visit some of the most interesting farms in the area. We will discover Carnaroli rice and Artemide rice, a fragrant cross between Nero Venere and Basmati rice. You will be engaged in cooking classes on rice and panissa, and in blueberry and berry picking. We will enter the world of Sensory Analysis of Rice with this cereal’s Sommeliers.