Italian Cookery for Beginners

Italian Cookery for Beginners

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Chef: Stephen Bulmer
Duration: Half Day
Theme: Beginners Cookery; Italian Cuisine
Level: Beginners
Price: £85 mid week, £95 weekends

We have three Italian courses running in 2014: A half day course explaining the essential techniques for making pasta, risotto and seasonal pesto, plus two full day courses exploring the regional ingredients and classic dishes of Northern and Southern Italy.

Italian Cookery for Beginners

An introduction to Italian cookery, covering the core techniques that are the cornerstones of so many well-loved dishes while creating a delicious three-course lunch.

Dishes covered in this course typically include:


 Pasta making techniques

  Classic risotto and variations

Pesto and seasonal variations

Zabaglione with seasonal fruit

Bacci di Dama
‘Ladies Kisses’ – hazelnut and chocolate
biscuits from Perugia 


Techniques covered in this course will include:

  • Making pasta, explaining the different types and ingredients
  • Cutting and shaping pasta – tagliatelle, ravioli and tortellini
  • Making pesto and how to keep it’s fresh colour
  • Making risotto, with explanation of the different types of risotto rice
  • Making zabaglione
  • Biscuit making technique

The above are representative of the recipes taught on this cookery course. However, Swinton Park Cookery School reserve the right to change any or all of these dishes, as circumstances require.

Course Dates

Friday 3rd July 2015
Sunday 23rd August 2015
Saturday 31st October 2015


This course can be booked online:

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Alternatively, contact the Cookery School:

Tel: 01765 680969

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