Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

From US$ 134.60 per person

Discover Milan’s artisans inside the “Mercato Centrale” (central market). Prepare typical Milanese fare and traditional Italian cuisine with a cooking class led by an expert chef.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Take a tour of the central market of Milan and learn about the cuisine of the city
  • Select the best produce with the guidance of your chef
  • Learn how to make authentic dishes such as fresh pasta, cheese fondue, and ragout
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First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s

bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

  • Guided visit to the central market of Milan
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Cooking class in Milan
  • Apron
  • Cooking utensils
  • All ingredients required
  • Lunch
  • 2 glasses of wine, or a soft drink
  • Graduation certificate
  • Booklet with recipes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Mercato Centrale, Piazza IV Novembre, Milan (corner of via Sammartini in front of Airport Shuttle stop) Look for the "MERCATO CENTRALE" Info Point. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity start time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied at least one adult
  • The menu varies slightly from season to season, but generally includes hand-made pasta, pasta sauces, cheese fondue, and a dessert
  • Vegetarians and those with food allergies can be accommodated, please notify the local partner when booking
  • Please provide any details with regards to impaired mobility and the local partner will do their best to accommodate you
  • Note that the current COVID regulations are valid until March 31, 2022. For any update please contact our staff
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Really learned a lot about cooking Italian food. Our hosts were wonderful and high spirited. We had a great day in a safe environment for learning.

January 15, 2022

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