Italian Cooking Classes in Lecce and Salento

Discovering the Treasures and the Great Tastes of Italian Cuisine.
Welcome to the Nenà Cooking School in Italy. An unforgettable stay in the enchanting Lecce and welcoming Salento.

If you are looking for something charming and authentic, and wish to experience a less well-known part of Italy, Lecce and Salento is an amazing place to visit. Lecce is often nicknamed the Florence of the South, the Baroque city, famous for its stunning architectural richness and is stately palazzi, cast as precious gems across the winding old town’s lanes. We will teach you the best of Italian cuisine, the secret of the Mediterranean diet, with a special focus on the traditions of the “Ciociara” and “Salentina” cuisine, famous in the world; simple but genuine. Here the way of cooking plays a decisive role in their lives and health. With our local chefs you will learn many recipes that you can easily cook at home. We will teach you to recognize the quality and freshness of the ingredients used in the recipes. A full immersion that will introduce you to a simple and healthy food lifestyle.


Cooking classes in Italy (Click for details)

Three Days Cooking Class
One Week Cooking Class

Why choose Italian Cooking Classes by Nenà?

  • Your Teacher, Chef Francesca, originally from Lecce, is an incredibly talented Chef! She is a member of the prestigious Italian Professional Personal Chef Federation.
  • Nenà’s cooking classes are flexible and tailored "only for you".
  • We organize Culinary Tours for Italian Food Lover’s, to combine the pleasure of good food and the knowledge of the area : Cuisine and Culture Territory, together.
  • The very high satisfaction rating by customers that we hosted.
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 7 consecutive years! Read reviews on Trip Advisor. One of the few structures in Italy to have had this prestigious International Highest Quality Award for so many years.

Exclusive Cooking Classes in Italy ideal also for small group

  • During your stay the entire staff will be available just for you!
  • A "one on one" cooking school, where everything will be prepared only by you personally, next to the chef, with classes devoted to cooking a wide variety of appetizers, first courses, main courses, and desserts:
  • Orecchiette con le cime di rapa (orecchiette with turnip greens ) Ciciri e tria (chickpeas with fried pasta) Fae e Foje (a broad bean purée which is flavoured with olive oil and served with boiled chicory: a sublime combination of vegetables and legumes ), Salentina lasagna, taralli ( salt biscuites), fried pizza, and many others….Not an overcrowded cooking course.

Exclusive Cooking Classes in Italy tailored "only for you"

  • A privilege for only a chosen few.
  • Our cooking classes are "tailor-made" even for singles, or a couple.
  • Not an overcrowded cooking course.
  • Food allergies or special dietary habits or requirements.
  • Preferences of food and exclusion of certain ingredients ("I do not eat meat" ... "I do not like fish" ...).
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  • Dates and duration of the courses are flexible.
  • Friendly welcome, relaxing atmosphere, you'll feel right at home, with excellent wines to taste, listening to good music that you can choose... what else ?


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All-Inclusive promotional offer

We take care of everything! Our All-Inclusive offer is a package deal created especially for you. No Cares, only benefits !

Italian cooking course exclude: reserved entrance to sites and monuments, entrance tickets (payable at the door), travel insurance, tips. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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