Basil Pesto Cooking Class

  • star
  • star
  • star
  • star
  • star
Food & Taste

On a beautiful farm, surrounded by the scents of the vegetable garden, collect the freshest ingredients and prepare the pesto with the mortar, the basic element of the Ligurian cuisine, and the pasta to taste according to tradition!

Quick Info

Time 10.30 am
Duration 2 h 30'
Participants min. 4 / max. 10
Difficulty level easy
You will meet  Francesco
Spoken languages  EN, IT, RU
Meeting Point Cozzano
Family Friendly Yes

The experience in a nutshell


  • Cooking class with chef

  • Class for small groups

  • Activities aside for children

  • Meal, water and drinks


Not Included

  • Transfers to and from location




The activity

On the hills of La Spezia, Francesco takes  you to his lands to collect the fresh Basil and Sabrina will show you how to make pesto with a mortar in the dining room of the agriturismo, where it will have set up everything necessary for making the pesto. Starting from cleaning the Basil, you will learn about the origin of the pesto and its ingredients, why you have to follow every step of the recipe and little useful tips. You will be guided step by step and everything will be explained to you in detail.
Then, make the fresh egg pasta, such as tagliatelle or other that will be agreed with the group. Find all the ingredients on site, including the proper Carrara marble mortar with to give the best of yourself in crushing all the ingredients.
At the end of the preparation, Sabrina prepares your lunch with what you have made with your hands!


Your hosts

If you wish, Giulia, Letizia, and Teresa welcome you to the DoinItaly Welcome Point to give you all the information needed for the experience and Ivan will be your guide.


How to reach the meeting point

Receive all detailed information in your booking confirmation e-mail.
Cozzano can be easily reached by car.

Book Now

Book your day -> Check your inbox -> Enjoy the experience!

Keep this in mind

Check available days for your experience and choose the one you prefer: you can book up to 48 hours before, and if you want to give up the experience, you can do it in the same time frame.
Receive your booking confirmation by e-mail at the time of purchase along with all the information concerning your guide and the meeting point. Please take your booking confirmation with you on the experience day either printed or displayed on your mobile phone.
If the minimum participants' the number is not reached, a cancellation e-mail and a refund will be sent to you at least 24 hours before the scheduled start of the experience.

Request more info

Reviews & tips

  • Helena

    Helena 01 August, 2020

    La ricetta originale del pesto genovese. L'uso del vero mortaio. Esperienza indimenticabile. Grazie Sabrina e Francesco!! La tranquillità di un agriturismo immerso nella natura. La gentilezza e la disponibilità del personale, in particolare della cuoca. Dopo l'esperienza abbiamo pensato di fermarci per cena.. decisamente un'ottima cena con prodotti a KM0
Rate and Write a Review

Review this experience,