The best of Bolognese cuisine: tortellini cooking class and mortadella

Are you looking for an uncommon gastronomical experience in Italy?
Read, choose and book the programme as follows and you will enjoy a private cooking class based on fresh pasta and a particular one-to-one lesson during which you will discover everything about Mortadella and other Emilan cold cuts, such as Parma ham and salami. How to recognize them, how to cut them… but above all how to taste them!

You will meet your local, private guide / assistant in Bologna. After a short introductory walk to the historic food and wine core of the city and the market and guild area, you will be the protagonists of a private cooking lesson, during which an expert “sfoglina” will teach you the art of handmade fresh pasta.
Tortellini, lasagne and Italian tagliatelle will no longer have any secrets for you!

Finally you will taste a pasta dish paired with a glass of wine. Then, step by step, on to a cold meats and salami historic factory for a stop dedicated to the traditional Bolognese products you will taste such as “Mortadella, salame rosa, ciccioli campagnoli, prosciutto di Parma, pancetta coppata, pancetta arrotolata, coppa di testa,salame and prosciutto cotto affumicati,salame gentile,strolghino and passita nostrana”. During the explanation received, you will follow some cutting techniques and the preparation of some “taglieri” (cold cuts platters).

The second part of the program will be dedicated to the different kinds of Emilian and Italian cheese, with some details about cheesemaking styles, milk processing, how to prepare a cold cuts platter and how to taste it paired with different kinds of “mostarda” (Italian sweet fruit pickles) and wine .

Book now your private experience!


  • A private guided walking tour in Bologna
  • An amazing food tour
  • A wine-gastronomical tasting at a historical shop
  • A detailed lesson about Mortadella and other Emilian cold cuts
  • The art of a “sfoglina”
  • A cozy atmosphere
  • Everything about the famous “tortellino”
  • A private cooking class focused on fresh-pasta


  • The rate includes: a private guide at your disposal (max 4 hours), a cooking lesson of fresh pasta making and tasting of a dish, a practical demonstration dedicated to cold cuts, cheese, tastings
  • The price does not include: lunch


The meeting point with the tour guide will be in Piazza Porta Ravegnana, at the foot of the two towers.


Tour privato
Allergies / intolerances must be communicated on your reservation.


In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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