Nicoletta's Italian Family Favourites

1-Day Classic Italian favourites.
Tutor: Nicoletta Pascolini

Price per person: £110
Time: 10-4


We have learnt so much about regional Italian cooking since Nicoletta starting teaching at the School. 

Here we have asked her to share some of her Famiy’s traditional and favourite dishes. Perfect week day meals, picnics and for feeding a crowd at your own Family celebration. 

  • Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Thyme Butter 
  • Aubergine Pasticcio a layered aubergine and pasta bake, a firm family favourite which is a great week day supper or for feeding a crowd. But a good portable feast for a picnic 
  • Green beans and Potato Gratin with Parmesan and Herbs 
  • Basil and Cheese Stromboli, homemade bread oozing with basil and cheese 
  • Piadina (italian flat bread) , a quick flat cooked on a griddle and served with grilled courgettes, peppers and rocket. A delicious lunch and picnic dish much more exciting that sandwiches! 
  • Nicolettta’s Great Aunt Sacher Torte – an indulgent chocolate cake with Nicoletta’s Aunts addition of orange. A great afternoon tea treat or a really special pudding for a Family occasion.

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Nicoletta's Italian Family Favourites

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Nicoletta's Italian Family Favourites


Our short Cookery Courses are a great way to learn new skills and flavour ideas in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at our Perthshire cookery school. They are suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, to someone who is looking to broaden their culinary repertoire.

Here is what to expect on the one day courses:

  • Small and informal classes.
  • Coffee and Home Baking on arrival.
  • Mixture of demonstrations & practical sessions; we believe that you can’t really get to grips with something unless you get your hands dirty!
  • All ingredients are weighed out for you in advance, giving you more time to spend on cooking.
  • All washing up done
  • A chance to eat your creations with a well deserved glass of wine. Or a light lunch will be provided if we have not cooked a meal.
  • Any dishes not eaten can be taken away - download our Storage & Reheat Guide:

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  • A recipe booklet to take home with you.
  • Aprons provided.

We will be in contact with you the week before the course starts and will let you know if you need to bring any containers to take home some of the dishes you have prepared.

The classes make great presents. Please call or email to ask about gift vouchers or you can now buy a voucher online. For more information on any of the one day courses, please do call or email.

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Happy Customers

Just home after a wonderful day with Nicoletta and the sharing of her family favourites. The food was delicious and I surprised myself with the variety of dishes I was able to make with Nicoletta's guidance and support. She made the day a very happy one and I would come back to try some of the other classes. Top marks to Chloe who washed the many pots and dishes with a smile. I was given this as a Christmas gift and it turned out to be the best present ever. Many thanks.

- A.Watson, Feb 2016

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