Unforgettable Cooking Classes for Lovers of Italy and Italian Food


    Cook with Carmelita in Italy’s Food Capital, Bologna.

Since 1999

Cook Italy is the longest established full time Bologna cooking school. Since 1999 we have been celebrating Italian regional cuisine through hands-on cooking classes that are also about having a fun time.

Relaxed Atmosphere

In a warm relaxed atmosphere we prepare attractive, delicious dishes using just a few seasonal ingredients simply and skillfully prepared to enhance their excellence.

Convivial Company

When we sit down to feast on the dishes you made, to enjoy delicious food and wine in convivial company, you’ll have reached the heart of the Cook Italy experience.

Bologna La Bella

I live in Bologna and I love it!

Classes in Bologna
Shorter Classes
Market Tour
Custom Classes

What they say about Cook Italy

“The cooking experience was delightful and engaging for all of us, including my two teenagers. We made 4 delectable dishes that tasted amazing and looked quite beautiful as well.
Carmelita herself is a treasure and I feel fortunate to have found her and to have had attended this class. Overall, a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend to any one coming to Bologna to learn about Italian cuisine.”

Mary CavataioBrooklyn, New York

“What a wonderful experience we had with Cook Italy. From initial contact, Carmelita was great …fast email responses, helpful info and tips on Bologna and very flexible to create a menu to suit our food preferences. Visiting the central markets with Carmelita was a highlight. Her knowledge of the history of food of the Emilia Romagna region is extraordinary. Thank you Carmelita for an absolutely magic day. Highly recommend Cook Italy to all lovers of Italian food.”

Antoinette EvangelistiWestern Australia, Australia

“Our family of 4 had a great experience with Carmelita. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly and humorous. She was very passionate about all things food and answered all our questions enthusiastically. We enjoyed the cosy cooking lesson in her home and made the best gnocchi and osobocco that we have ever tasted. Would highly recommend this cooking class for anyone who loves good rustic cooking! Thank you Carmelita (:

Boon Han KwekSingapore

“My husband and I did a cooking class with Carmelita and absolutely loved it. She is very obviously an expert on all things food and all things Bolognese. It was so much more than just a cooking class.
Go! You will have such a great time. Her class is worth every dime!”

C M PackSan Francisco, California

“I have been in Italy for three months and my day with Carmelita of Cook Italy last week, wandering the market in Bologna, learning about the local cuisine, and the best shops to buy the very best ingredients was one of the best I have had. Carmelita is warm, personable, fun and extremely good at what she does. Don’t miss this if you are in Bologna and care about good food. I’m going to go back for a cooking class!”

Susan PhilpottToronto, Canada

Cook Italy Cooking Classes

Learn to cook delicious Italian meals and delight your friends and family when you get home from a fun filled Cook Italy class you’ll never forget !