A Taste of Italy: Tuscan Long Lunch

What to Bring

  • A big appetite!

What to Wear

  • Casual

A Taste of Italy: Tuscan Long Lunch

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This class is offered Thursdays and Saturdays in August and September

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of using local, seasonal produce
  • Lots of handy tips for the kitchen
  • Hands on preparation of 4 classic Italian recipes: antipasto (entree), fresh pasta, risotto & dessert

What You Get

  • Delicious 4 course lunch that you have prepared with a glass of European wine & Illy coffee
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • Coffee on arrival
  • Plenty of time to ask questions


Participants of this class are invited to join Matteo for a tour of the nearby Barossa Farmers Market at 8AM where you will have a chance to meet our wonderful producers and collect the produce for your class. The meeting point is at the information booth inside the market entrance.

You will have time to visit the rest of the market on your own before meeting Matteo back at Casa Carboni for your class at 9am. We offer tea and coffee before the class begins.

In this hands-on cooking class you will prepare an Italian long lunch menu inspired by the beautiful region of Tuscany using the morning pick of Barossa Farmers Market produce including: 

  • Four Leaf Organic Chick Pea Puree with South Australian King Prawns
  • Fresh Pasta - Pappardelle with Duck Ragu
  • Risotto with Braised Cavolo Nero & Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • Cantucci Toscani with Sabajon 

Matteo’s philosophy is to teach recipes that can be easily replicated at home so you can prepare these wonderful dishes for your friends and family. Whether you are a beginner or confident in the kitchen, Matteo keeps calendar class sizes to small intimate groups so he can ensure you get the most out of the class.

After the class you will be seated in the Enoteca and dine on the wonderful dishes you have just prepared with a glass of European wine and Illy coffee.

You don’t need to bring anything just wear comfy clothes and a big appetite! If you would like to invite a friend to join you for the Italian Long Lunch at midday after the Taste of Italy class please advise at the time of booking, the cost is $85 per person and includes the 4 course lunch, a glass of wine and coffee.

About Private Classes

We accept group bookings for private classes for 4 or more guests for daytime classes (followed by lunch) and 8 or more for evening classes (followed by dinner).

If you would like to book into a private class, you can send an email to fiona@casacarboni.com.au and we will schedule a date that best suits your group.

We offer regional cooking classes for private groups, however we are happy to create a custom menu on request. Private classes are fantastic for team building sessions, groups of friends, family reunions, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, as well as hens parties.

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May 2017
A Taste of Italy: Tuscan Long Lunch - 17 May 2017 9:00 AM

An outstanding way to spend a few hours. Matteo did a great job of explaining and teaching us a few simple recipes. The highlights, for me, were working together with a great group of people and seeing, then eating the fruits of our labours. I will do it again and will be recommending it to my friends. Godfrey McVicar

Sep 2016
A Taste of Italy: Tuscan Long Lunch - 17 Sep 2016 9:00 AM

My third time at Casa Carboni was just as enjoyable and informative as my first! The atmosphere, created by both Matteo and Fiona, is one of a family kitchen where strangers become friends through the shared experience of cooking. The menu was new and exciting and Matteo is both helpful and humorous in his instruction. The shared lunch, sitting all together at a long bench table, cemented the joy of the day! The quality of the fresh produce and wine was excellent and the ambience in Casa Carboni is wonderful. I will be returning not only for the knowledge but for the pleasure of the whole day.I highly recommend the Casa Carboni experience to all buddy cooks and anyone who just wants a great day among friends!

Sep 2016
A Taste of Italy: Tuscan Long Lunch - 10 Sep 2016 9:00 AM


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