Living Italianly – live, online Italian Cooking Classes

A unique, live, online culinary experience from Parma, Italy, Unesco’s creative city of gastronomy.


While it’s difficult to travel to Italy right now, we wanted to bring a taste of Italy to you. Join us for a series of cooking classes where we will cook together live, online from the heart of the Food Valley in Italy – Parma.

Next Class - March 6: Risotto alla Parmigiana

A creamy Risotto does not need cream! 

It just needs the right variety of rice that grows in the rice fields of Northern Italy and the 4 golden rules of Risotto.

Risotto alla parmigiana is an icon of Italian cuisine for its simplicity, yet overwhelming  sensory experience. 

We will learn not only how to prepare Risotto, but also how to use some of the most famous Italian products in unconventional ways to explore all their amazing features: so get ready to learn more about Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto and tomatoes!

Risotto is naturally gluten free and vegetarian if you replace meat stock with vegetable stock.

Learn to cook some of Italy's legendary dishes together with our team and at the end, you will not only have the knowledge, but also a delicious meal to eat. Join Italian chef Ilaria Bertinelli and Food & Drinks expert Quyen Ha.

Ilaria was born in Parma, Italy where she comes from a family of farmers, and producers of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese - cooking runs in her blood. Quyen also comes from a family of rice farmers, and has worked in the Food and Drinks industry for over 15 years. 

Quyen Ha and Ilaria Bertinelli

Living Italianly is a way of life.  You don't have to live in Italy to live Italianly. 

It's about how you approach life when it comes to family, friends, food, travel etc.  

For example, Italian life has always centred around family and food, and the kitchen table is the hub where everyone gathers for dinner to enjoy each other's company and catch up on the day.

This is something that we can all relate to.

At any time in the future, when possible, decide on a trip to Italy and book your tour in Parma with Parma Incoming, your local expert!

We will be happy to organize your private tailor-made food and culture tour: you will have the chance of having lunch in Parma’s trattorias and restaurants, enjoy the same dishes you cooked online, buy the ingredients for your favorite recipes and, why not, meet Ilaria and Quyen in person!

Class Dates & Times​

  1. February 13: Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce
  2. March 6: Risotto alla Parmigiana
  3. March 27: Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce                       
  4. April 3: Lasagna         

All classes go from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Rome Time. Please do not hesitate to Contact us for different time arrangements based on you time zones. 

How does it work?

This is an interactive cooking class, where you learn to cook Italian food - live, online with real Italian chefs and food and drinks experts, from the comforts of your own kitchen.

Step 1 - Sign up for the class and we will send you the link to pay online.

Step 2 - Some days before the class starts, we'll email you instructions on how to join us live (all you need is a laptop or desktop and an Internet connection). We'll also send you a list of ingredients and equipment that you'll need to get ready ahead of time, as well as the recipes so that you can review.

Step 3 - Day of the class – Organize your ingredients, and set up your equipment and technology.

Step 4 - Day of the class - You log onto the Google Meet link, and join the interactive class. Your kids, partner, dog, imaginary friends can join - in a relaxed, low pressure environment, and we cook together for 1.5 to 2 hours. At the end of the class, you will not only have the knowledge, but also a great lunch or dinner to eat together.

What does 1 ticket get you?

The purchase of 1 ticket  (35€) will grant you access to 1 link for your household. This means, anyone living with you can join the class without buying additional tickets. We encourage you to invite your friends or family who live with you to tune in and cook with us.

Common Questions and Answers

Q: How long are the classes?
A: Between 90  to 120 mins, depending on the dish we choose to make.

Q: Do we have to buy our own ingredients and equipment?
A: Yes, you will have to get everything before the class.

Q: What technology do I need?
A: We recommend either a laptop or desktop, as it has a bigger screen so you can see us better. You will also need an Internet connection.

Q: Can we ask questions during the class?
A: Absolutely. We encourage it. But feel free to email your questions before the class as well.

Q: Who will teach us to cook?
A: Gluten free Italian Chef Ilaria Bertinelli will lead the session, and be assisted by your host Quyen Ha. ​

Q: Is it possible to enjoy a private online cooking lesson?
A: Yes, cooking is a great way to bring friends, family and teams together - even if it's virtually.  The beauty of our virtual Italian cooking classes is that you don't have to be in the same place, town or country to spend some time together. If you prefer a personalized cooking lesson and a specific Italian dish, if you are a travel agent/tour operator and would like to offer a customized  experience to your clients, Contact us for detailed information (info@parmaincoming.it)

Q:  In what language are classes available:
A: English, Spanish and Italian 

Q: How can I pay?:
A: We will send you a private link and you will pay online with credit card. We use a protected and secure payment system.

Q: How do we reach you?
A: Email us: info@parmaincoming.it or fill the form


Testimonials

Ilaria’s instructions were very clear. She shared with us all her tips and tricks, and at the end of the day my family enjoyed a memorable meal


Roger

France

I learned for the first time in my life how to make a fresh pasta (successful!) with a professional and also individual assistance of the chef. Thank you Ilaria!


Maria

Finland

Bellissima esperienza! Ilaria è bravissima, i tempi e le spiegazioni per farci cucinare in diretta sono perfetti, e durante le pause imposte dai tempi di cottura, dà consigli semplici ma molto utili!


Vanessa

Italy

I enjoyed the cooking class immensely. One may think they know everything abut cooking, but there is always something new to learn. and I was able to pick-up some great tips.


Antoinette

USA

Chapeaux ad entrambe!


Giuly

Italy

Bellissimo! E stato bellissimo! La prima pasta fatta in casa e la prima Bolognese by Olga!!! Grazie a Ilaria, a Nicoletta e tutti quanti per questa esperienza internazionale!


Olga

Russia

Not only did I get a tasty meal, but also some new knowledge about the Italian kitchen. My girlfriend & I enjoyed every moment of the class.


Jacob

Dennmark

key points

    • Duration of experience

      From buying ingredients to setting up your work table, from preparing the recipe to enjoying the dishes you cooked

    • Duration of cooking class

      From 1.5 to 2 hours

    • When

      According to the fixed calendar and the date you choose

    • No. of participants

      Scheduled online cooking lessons minimum 6 max 20 accesses

    • Price

      35 euro per access

      Cancellation Policy: As we have limited availability on the course, any cancellations 1 week before class, can exchange for another course within 30 days of cancelling. No cash refunds. Later cancellations will not be eligible for anything.

    • Chef

      Ilaria Bertinelli

    • Food and Wine Expert

      Quyen Ha

    • Personalized online cooking lessons

      Do you prefer a personalized cooking lesson? Do you dream to learn how to cook a special Italian dish? Ask us for more info

    • Are you a travel agent or tour operator?

      Would you like to offer a customized experience to your clients? Contact us for detailed information!

    Contact us for bookings and information

    Contact us by phone +39 0521 298883, email info@parmaincoming.it or fill the form below.

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