Cooking experience

Start a journey in the life of a “farmer and cook”, from garden to table, passing by a nice promenade in the wild Appenines in a Middle Ages old stones group of houses (borgo).

Discover food, tradition and history at our farm with me, Chiara the owner.

What to expect:

30 minutes tour of garden and architectures

2h30 hours cooking experience in the kitchen preparing dishes with local ingredients and what we picked up

1h In-home meal to share a special moment of happiness.

80€ per person

What we cook:

Some tipical bread (focaccia or Tigelle)

One fresh pasta dish

Some seasonal vegetables

One dessert from the bolognese tradition

Contact:

Info@casavallona.com

0039 346 2711243

What they say about the experience:

100% Italian experience-The drive to this farm kitchen was breathtaking and everything I could have hoped for. We were greeted with a huge smile by Chiara, an absolutely lovely person, who then gave us a tour of her wonderful property. We learned about her family’s unique history while we picked the food we’d be cooking from her garden. After a quick tour of her land and farm, we began to make some of the most authentic, delicious, homemade food I’ve ever had. Her Godmother was there helping her as well, which gave the whole experience more of that family essence I was hoping to find. 

The ingredients were fresh, natural and healthy. The lunch we prepared was perfect, and if I’m ever in this area again, I’ll be sure to stop by for another cooking lesson! Thank you for your hospitality, and the lessons learned!

Pete from Philadelphia

“The most wonderful experience-Chiara was a true delight! She made us feel welcome from the first moment, took her time showing us around her beautiful property, and helped us make the most delicious meal. I definitely recommend this experience!

Norman

Our experience with Chiara was incredible! It was awesome to see all that she has done to restore the farmhouse of prior generations into a B&B and a cooking experience. Her skill in the kitchen is truly a talent. We picked the ingredients from her garden!! Her explanation of what to do and how to do it were superb. Can’t wait to host friends back home. And we made a wonderful new friend in Italy…Chiara!!! My daughter and I will never forget this magical day

Michelle

“Unforgettable experience-So grateful to stay at Chiara’s beautiful estate home. It’s a short drive from Bologna and an escape into the natural beauty of Italy. Highly recommend the cooking experience as well. Chiara is a wonderful cook, avid gardener and warm, gracious host. She also has a deep passion to share Italian culture and cuisine with visitors and it shows in the way she has revitalized this centuries-old property!”

Claudia

Imported into another world. What an amazing experience this was. Chiara was an amazing host and cook. We felt like good friends at the end of the experience. The views from her estate is STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL. We had the opportunity to harvest vegetables from her garden, walk the estate grounds and cook with her beautiful Italian grandma. We had our toddler with us and he had such an amazing time it was perfect for our family. I would highly recommend it as it was one of the key highlights of our trip! Chiara, thank you for creating such an authentic and story filled environment. The meticulous restoration of your family home envelops us into a world that was just magical. Thank you for the heart and passion behind what you do. It was inspirational!
Donna C

Back to basics. This week, 4 days in our vacation and staying in Bologna we had our cooking class with Chiara. Picture driving from a city into rural mountain area and you go generations back in time. Chiara hosted us on their family house which was in the family for many generations. This was the first time we made pasta and we made right away tortellini. The teaching and the background from family generations on history and cooking made a huge impression on us. No fancy cooking class from a chef but going back to basics with grand mothers experience. After cooking our own meal sitting outside and having dinner, talking about family, culture and history is how family dinners should be, enjoying a good meal over good talks. 
Hornets