Feast Food & Wine Workshops in South Italy
2024 Workshop Dates
Nature comes alive with the Easter season in South Italy. Forage for wild asparagus and truffles and see how fresh ricotta cheese is made. Learn to make the traditional stuffed breads of the season with local women and enjoy a Pasquetta picnic in the countryside. A highlight of this tour is a cooking class at Antica Trattoria di Pietro, open since 1934
Summer's workshop is devoted to tomatoes and the sea. We'll learn how to preserve the flavors of summer to enjoy year-long, and visit the fishing villages of Cetara on the Amalfi Coast and Pisciotta on the Cilento Coast to see how anchovies are fished, preserved, and transformed into colatura. We'll also escape the heat to taste wine in the cantina of a natural winemaker with a homemade lunch.
The olive and grape harvests are the focus of our fall workshop. We'll explore both traditional and modern methods for picking and pressing olives, and learn the ins-and-outs of the harvest with a family of natural winemakers. We'll hunt for truffles in the mountains and visit Santomiele in Prignano Cilento to see figs being stuffed with nuts and chocolate in preparation for the holiday season.