Cookery course

La Presa offers a three day cookery course that includes a mixture of local and national dishes as well as teaching you how to make fresh pasta, focaccia and grissini. As La Presa is a beef-cattle farm, the focus is on beef dishes and during the course, you will be taught about the different cuts of beef, their characteristics and the best ways in which to cook them. We have selected dishes incorporating ingredients which should be readily available outside Italy.

The venetian cooking lessons are relaxed and take place in the afternoons, with various food-related excursions arranged for the mornings. The menu that is prepared each day is then enjoyed for dinner in the evening. The course includes practical hands-on lessons, where each person makes their own portion of a dish, as well as demonstrations where everyone contributes to the preparation of the dish.


The lessons take place in one of the barns that has been converted into a large kitchen and teaching area.

Examples of the dishes taught include:

Examples of the excursions include:

Cost: to include the three-day cookery course and excursions, four nights’ accommodation, full board and selected wines. The cost excludes flights and airport transfers.

Guests are welcome to extend their stay at La Presa at the standard room rates.


Cookery Course Itinerary

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Day 4

Day 5