Experience authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Umbria.

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Cooking in Orvieto, Italy

Perched atop cliff faces, overlooking the Italian countryside of Umbria, the ancient town of Orvieto has become Nikki’s second home. Her love affair with the region’s culinary delights continues here, and much of Nikki’s inspiration lies in the variety of fresh seasonal Mediterranean produce available – and it’s simple use in Italian cooking.

Nikki is fortunate to have been able to spend the last few years sharing space in a busy family kitchen, gaining wonderful exposure to techniques and secrets handed down through generations of Italian chefs.

Italian Cooking Course

Orvieto is a delight of a medieval town, drenched in sumptuous restaurants and steeped in gastronomical heritage. Nikki will show you around, sharing her passion for Italian food and her ‘secrets’ of the area, offering her unique insight into the produce of this often overlooked part of the country.

Days will be spent exploring the local area and learning how to work with what food is available. Evenings will be spent enjoying the diversity of some of the best destinations in the town, all the while gaining an appreciation of how entertaining combines with food in this part of Italy.

The course is hosted on the picturesque Neri Wine Estate and includes learning to make canapés, bread and pasta. You’ll also learn to master the perfect risotto and antipasti dishes.

Umbrian Wine Experience

We also offer a one-day wine experience with an accomplished wine educator, and sommelier who will introduce you to the local Umbrian wines and Nikki will prepare antipasti to complement the tasting. Price on application.

Course Itinerary & Details

Join Nikki and her team on a culinary adventure of Umbrian fare.

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Your Orvieto Cooking course includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in the Hotel Duomo – with check in from 14h00
  • Welcome aperitivi and orientation at Nikki’s home followed by dinner
  • Our sommelier will pair Neri Wines to the dishes you prepare
  • Local Umbrian dinners and wine
  • Daily transportation to and from the Neri Wine Estate
  • Wine tasting excursion – with an emphasis on Umbrian produce
  • Local goats cheese experience. Tasting fresh and aged handcrafted cheeses accompanied by honey and jams
  • Apron and recipe book

Dates for 2021

  • 26 April – 1 May
  • 5 – 10 July
  • 6 – 11 September

Alternative dates available on request

Cost: € 2200 per person

Accommodation can be viewed at:

For more information on Neri Wine Estate visit:

Alternative accommodation requirements are available within Orvieto and will be subject to rate adjustments as quoted by the supplier.
The course does not include flights or transportation to and from Orvieto.
A maximum number of 6 participants will be accepted for each course with a minimum of 4 participants in order for the course to run. Non-participating partners are most welcome to join you on the culinary experience at an additional fee of €200 per day.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking
The cooking itinerary may change within the value of the course.
A one or two day course is available within the above dates.
Dates may vary based on demand.