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COOKING CLASS TAORMINA

In the heart of Taormina, an extraordinary cooking experience is waiting for you to add flavour to your holiday.

Join the Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class, Arancino Making Class, Cannolo Making Class or Pizza Making Class.

Tourism, entertainment and food are two cornerstones of our country and we have put them together to offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.

Knead, get your hands dirty, cook something you have never cooked before, learn how to prepare the most typical dishes of our tradition, all their secrets, and e joy them in our in our beautiful location in the heart of Taormina.

Ours are not cooking courses, but travel experiences, emotions, fun and sensational tastes.

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SICILIAN COOKING CLASS

Learn a few typical Sicilian recipes, meat, fish and fresh pasta dishes starting with a visit to the local fish market with our chef.

PIZZA MAKING CLASS

Learn how to cook real Italian pizza, from dough to baking and… eat it!

 

CANNOLO MAKING CLASS

Learn how to make the Sicilian cannolo, from the crispy shell to the sweet cream filling.

ARANCINO MAKING CLASS

Learn how to cook Sicilian arancini, from the filling to the right cooking and the secrets of getting the perfect shape.

professional class

Our certified classes are suitable for both beginners and experts.

vegetarian & gluten free

We can provide gluten-free and lactose intolerant, vegetarian, vegan, and other food restriction.

Baby friendly

Our cooking courses are also suitable for children who will enjoy cooking together.

Gifts & certification

At the end of the course you will receive a free branded apron, certificate and a fantastic Sicilian recipe book.

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The Heart and the Soul

our CHEF

Our cooking courses are a unique experience brought to you by thanks to experts in Sicilian cuisine who will be able to immerse you in the Sicilian culinary tradition with passion, expertise and enjoyment

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Customers

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katharina b
katharina b
2022-06-03
Tolles Erlebnis mit exzellentem Profikoch in einzigartiger Location und sizilianischem Ambiente! Sehr empfehlenswert Kochkurs TaorminaEin tolles Erlebnis mit einem Profikoch in wunderschöner Location mit viel Ambiente! Können den Kochkurs mit sizilianischen Spezialitäten nur empfehlen.
JLP5154
JLP5154
2022-05-27
Fantastic Experience! We booked a tour which included 4 cooking classes with Chef Massimo. Although we are avid cooks at home we learned some great techniques on cooking southern Italian cuisine! We HIGHLY recommend Chef Massimo for beginners or experienced cooks. Massimo combines a perfect blend of demonstration, teaching, and fun. Whole Bronzino, lemon meatballs, pistachio ravioli, mussels, calamari, stuffed artichokes, stuffed zucchini blossoms, salt encrusted fish and orange fennel salad to name some favorites. The location is beautiful and hopefully the weather will allow you to enjoy your preparations outside with an endless flow of red and white wine!GREAT JOB!
Nina V
Nina V
2022-05-26
Best excursion ever This was the highlight of our trip. Chef Massimo was so kind AND so informative. He gave experienced chefs tons of knowledge to go home with and we all had a great time. Each dish was amazing (the vegetables we ate were so good, I could become a vegetarian). He will show you new, innovative ideas on cooking and you get to be apart of the whole process.
Melissa C
Melissa C
2022-05-23
A must do if your in Taormina! I was traveling with my daughter after her college graduation. We both thought this experience was one of the most amazing things we’ve ever done, and certainly that it was a highlight of our trip. We just got home and can’t wait to use our new skills and try these recipes for our family and friends!
Theresa D
Theresa D
2022-05-20
Informal, fun and Informative Sicilian cooking class in a scenic setting. This class is so much fun you forget your are learning! Chef Massimo imparts a wealth of culinary knowledge in a humorous non threatening way. His “kitchen” is on a hilltop overlooking the sea with an outdoor terrace perfect for enjoying wine or fresh juice and the results of your cooking - several courses of fresh food. This was a perfect way to spend the day. I enjoy cooking and cook at home “from scratch” all the time. I still learned new things during this class. I highly recommend this class for anyone who enjoys food and cooking.
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-05-20
A must do in Taormina This was a BRILLIANT day. Massimos passion was superb, the information invaluable. This was very hands on from start to finish with no rush throughout. Amazing recipes and great wine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
James A
James A
2022-05-14
Incredible experience Chef Massimo’s cooking course had been recommended to us by some friends who visited in September. They described it as ‘the best thing they did in Sicily’. And they did a lot. So it’s safe to say, expectations were sky high. And we were not disappointed.Massimo is not only extremely knowledgable, personable and welcoming - but also deeply passionate about food and cooking. The food he guided us prepare was far better than any I had produced in the past. I learnt a ton, had a brilliant time and left feeling extremely full and ready for a lie at the beech!You have to do his class if you are visiting the region. I promise you will not be disappointed.All I would say is, don’t eat a big breakfast beforehand!
Priya N
Priya N
2022-05-05
A day with Chef Massimo We had a great day , Chef took us to the market and spend over an hour taking us through the process of buying fresh food , answering our questions patiently. He has the most beautiful site for the classes , the view alone merits a five star . He took us patiently through all the steps , explained the whys and the how’s . At the end we had a great meal as well
Suresh
Suresh
2022-05-04
Absolutely Brilliant Fantastic experience! Massimo kicked off the class in a local supermarket taking us through the various aspects of meat, fish and vegetables- how to select the right ingredients. We had a very relaxed atmosphere at his house where the coking lessons took place- great introduction to the basics of making pasta and the sauce, Sicilian caponata, sea bass, meatballs wraped in lime leaves. Wish we had more time. Cleared some wrong ideas we had about italian cooking.
Jill A
Jill A
2022-05-01
Stellar menu, views, and instruction. Book this class ASAP! This is the third cooking class we have taken in Italy (separate trips) and it was the best. Massimo starts the classes in the market where he talks for about an hour about produce, meats, cheese, fish. We got to learn about Sicilian specialties but also learned methods for more discerning shopping that we could take with us back to the U.S. It was fascinating. He bought ingredients for us to cook taking care when we told him of my husband's crustacean allergy. The menu wasn't something predetermined, rather it was based on what was fresh and what the group (two couples) wanted to make. He then led us on a downhill walk to the house he is renting with all the needed setup/equipment including a patio with spectacular views of the water. We worked through an extensive menu, step-by-step. We made caponata, homemade pasta, Norma sauce, baked calamari, fish, stuffed artichokes, meatballs cooked in lemon leaves. I feel like I am forgetting something! When we were done, Massimo and his assistant served us. The wine was flowing and delicious. I felt as though we had a truly authentic experience. My only negative is that were promised recipes by email and we have yet to receive them. We are recreating some of the dishes, but I wish I had taken more photos and written more notes. Still, I recommend this class. It was a highlight of our trip.
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COOKING CLASS TAORMINA

In Restaurant
Porta Messina

Sicilian cooking courses our courses take place in the heart of Taormina, in a place of extraordinary beauty where tradition and passion will enliven your holiday.

Find out more about our Restaurant Pizzeria Porta Messina.