Cooking classes and guided tours in Italian, English, French and Spanish
Come with me! We’ll discover Emilia Romagna
Hi! My name is Stefania and my greatest passions are nature, travel and cooking. I live in Parma in the famous “Food Valley”.
I am a teacher, a tour guide, a guide specialised in food and wine tours, and I run cookery classes in my home. Come with me and I will make you discover Emilia Romagna and Italy in a unique and unforgettable way.
Families with children and animals are welcome.
I graduated in natural sciences and worked for 15 years as a guide in the nature parks of my province.
Since 2013, I have specialised in food and wine tours and I accompany foreign tourists to discover my region through its products.
I have always been passionate about cooking since I was a little girl helping my grandmother to prepare her wonderful cakes. As I grew up, I began to travel and discover the dishes of different countries, buying cookbooks and exchanging recipes with the locals. One of the most rewarding things is inviting people over for dinner and trying out new dishes.
Almost by accident and with great satisfaction, I was able to turn this passion into a job. My family and my home are always open to people from different countries and we love to show them our food culture while learning about theirs.
Since 2007 I have been hosting American students studying in Parma (so far I have had 56!), I have always taught them how to cook Italian dishes to their great satisfaction.
Travelling and discovering cities through their traditions and food is the best way to live like a local.
Come with me on an unforgettable experience to get to know and “taste” Parma (and Italy) with all your senses.
Cooking classes, also online
Food and wine tours
All visits are tailor-made, decided with you according to your tastes, interests and obviously your needs.
Possibility of gastronomic walks in the centre of Parma to discover the habits of the Parmesans and visit the typical “botteghe”.
What they say about me
Amazing, Personalized Tour Through Parma
In fact we had so much fun we did a private cooking class later that night. This way we could learn how to make pasta! Highly recommend Stefania! You won’t be disappointed with all she has to offer. Fantastico!
Creating fantastic dishes with an amazing chef
Une expérience inoubliable
Parmigiano prosciutto e acetaia
Highly recommended for a truly Italian experience
Una magica giornata
I highly recommend Stefania’s Cooking virtual classes!
When you sign up for a class, Stefania sends the list of ingredients and measurements and during the class she guides the class through dish preparation from beginning to end. Having created about 8 of her dishes now I can say that they’re made with very simple ingredients but the end result is amazing. She is very engaging, easy to follow, patient if people need to catch up and she’s really fun. You may even learn a bit of Italian from her!
If you’ve never taken an online cooking class, just do it!
Gita a Parma con Stefania
Glass explores the lesser-known highlights of Emilia Romagna, Italy’s foodie capital
Parma city of Gastronomy
How They Make Parmigiano in Parma
Parmesan is not parmigiano reggiano. Only the cheese made in the region of Emilia, in Parma, from very special cows, and stamped parmigiano reggiano is the real thing.
We witnessed the new milk, delivered that morning, swirling in huge heated copper vats.