Emilia Romagna
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5 hours
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Ita-Eng
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Pasta cooking class at the vinegar farm

Take the fresh pasta course in the vinegar factory to learn all the secrets of fresh pasta from Emilia. Visit the family vinegar farm and taste Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. End the cooking class by tasting the pasta we have made together!


What you’ll do

  • Visit the family-run vinegar factory in Castelfranco Emilia
  • Taste 2 types of pure traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena PDO
  • Get down to business with the fresh pasta cooking class directly at the vinegar farm
  • Enjoy the pasta made together at lunchtime, a second course, drinks, dessert and espresso

Price per person: € 120


What to expect

The fresh pasta cooking class is held in the family vinegar factory in Castelfranco Emilia, where you will learn about the ancient art of making Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO.

First of all, it’s off to pasta school at the vinegar factory! During the course for amateur pasta makers, we will teach you how to make pasta, from kneading the dough by hand and rolling it out with a rolling pin, to making different shapes together (tortellini, tortelloni, tagliatelle, maltagliati, farfalle, etc.).

You will discover that, in Emilia Romagna, the art of fresh pasta making has a thousand-year-old tradition. There is still the figure of the sfoglina, an artisan who knows and passes on all the secrets of homemade pasta in fresh pasta courses.

After the cooking class, we will take you on a guided tour of the barrels where our Modena Balsamic Vinegar is stored. We will taste together pure balsamic vinegars: the Affinato, aged between 12 and 25 years, and the Extravecchio, aged for at least 25 years.

We will end the fresh pasta cooking class at lunchtime, tasting together the pasta we have made, a second course, drinks, dessert and espresso. You will bring home an apron as a souvenir of the experience!

Where Castelfranco Emilia, Modena – 30 min from Bologna
When Monday to Saturday, with at least 48 hours’ notice

Duration 5 hours

Start time Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing
What’s included
Small appetizer (e.g. pastries and espresso)
Pasta cooking class at the vinegar factory
Guided tour in the “Acetaia”
Modena Balsamic Vinegar tasting
Lunch at the acetaia
Apron to bring home as a souvenir
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 120

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The Food Expert: 

Our “Acetaia” – vinegar farm – comes from a long family tradition, jealously guarded and handed down from father to son. Passion and love for the history of our land and for the traditions of our ancestors are the feelings that have guided our family.

My father has always had a great passion for the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO (EU protected designation of origin). At the vinegar factory, we also organise a fresh pasta cooking class to learn all the secrets of handmade pasta.


Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

Our “Acetaia” – Vinegar farm – comes from a long family tradition, jealously guarded and handed down from father to son. Passion and love for the history of our land and for the traditions of our ancestors are the feelings that have guided our family. My father has always had a great passion for the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO (EU protected designation of origin).

After my first year of civil engineering at the University of Bologna, I decided to turn my father’s passion into a family activity, starting to sell this extraordinary Modenese product.

With 750 certified barrels for the maturation and aging of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, our vinegar farm is among the largest in the Modena area. All family members play an important role in this activity, always united in the common goal of guaranteeing an excellent product to our customers, preserving craftsmanship and quality.

Review

5.00 based on 1 review
29 December 2021

This experience has been the highlight of our 3 week stay in Italy. The vinegar factory owner is warm and welcoming. She showed great patience with us as inexperienced pasta makers. The meal afterwards was spectacular. We felt welcomed and enjoyed the entire experience. Her daughter was a great help in organizing this event.

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