If Italy were a meal, Modena would be the main course. Here lies one of the nation's great gastronomic centres, the creative force behind real balsamic vinegar, giant tortellini stuffed with tantalising fillings, sparkling Lambrusco wine. Modena is also home to the world's most famous restaurant ( Chef Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana ) whose recipes, as those you will learn, have their roots in the local farmers culinary traditions.
Enter a typical home in Modena to take part in an authentic hands-on cooking class with a local chef, and then enjoy the fruits of your labor over lunch or dinner with a selection of fine wines. Prepare a refined menu of Emilia-Romagna specialties using produce from the local market, and learn some of the secrets of the cuisine.
Learn more about the food culture of the Po Valley, home to some of Italy's gastronomic marvels. The menu will depend on the season and what produce is available, but a typical menu will include special breads from the area, salami or squacquerone (soft cheese), hand made tortellini, a dessert and local fine Lambrusco wine.