The menu for this hands on cooking class is inspired by the Mediterranean Coastal region of Liguria using fresh produce from the Barossa Farmers Market, local farm gates & Barossa Cheese Company:

  • Focaccia Ligure served with Barossa Cheese Co cheeses and locally grown salad leaves
  • Fresh pasta ravioli "Pansotti di Patate" pillows of fresh pasta filled with steamed local potatoes, olives & fresh herbs, tossed in Paris Creek butter & marjoram
  • Fresh potato gnocchi with pesto "alla Genovese" the original basil pesto
  • Dessert: coffee mousse with an orange tuile biscuit, perfect for summer entertaining

Participants of the Saturday class are invited to join Matteo at the nearby Barossa Farmers Market at 8am, the meeting point is at the information booth inside the market entrance. Matteo loves to give an introduction to the history of the market and our fantastic suppliers, you will then have time to wander the market and collect any produce to take home with you (if you are visiting in summer we recommend bringing a cooler bag).

The class commences at 9am with Illy coffee, artisan teas & Mork hot chocolate, then it's in to the kitchen to prepare your long lunch.

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.

After the class you will be seated in the Enoteca to enjoy your 4 course lunch with a glass of hand selected European wine and then coffee to finish.

You don’t need to bring anything just wear comfy clothes and closed in shoes! If you would like to invite a friend to join you for the Italian Long Lunch at midday after the Taste of Italy class on Saturdays 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.

This class is suitable for vegetarians.

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What you will learn
  • The importance of using local, seasonal produce
  • Basic skills for making your own fresh pasta
  • Hands on preparation of 4 classic Italian recipes: antipasto (entree), fresh pasta, potato gnocchi & dessert
What you will get
  • Plenty of time to ask questions
  • 4 course lunch, glass of European wine & Illy coffee
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • A small class environment with professional chef instructor & co-owner, Matteo Carboni

What to bring
  • A big appetite!
  • If you are meeting at the markets, some guests bring an esky to take produce home.
What to wear

Casual clothes, closed in shoes and long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

Matteo's classes are sutiable for all experience levels in the kitchen

Benvenuti a casa nostra!

Casa Carboni is an Italian Cooking School and Enoteca in Angaston, 1 hr. 15 minutes drive from Adelaide in South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley. It was established by Fiona and Matteo Carboni in 2012 after moving to Australia from Parma, northern Italy late 2011.

The Carbonis were destined for Melbourne however a dear friend managed to lure them to the Barossa for a visit insisting that they would love the local produce and lifestyle of this fertile land.

Casa Carboni is an extension of our house (‘casa’ pronounced kaza means house/home in Italian) where we welcome friends, family and visitors to enjoy a true Italian experience made of food, wine and being together or ‘stare insieme’. We want to create an environment where we exchange information, experiences and culture and feed each others passions.

Our dream has always been to start a business around food and wine, and when we discovered Angaston, with it’s weekly Barossa Farmers Market, beautiful farm gate produce and an incredible group of like minded people passionate about sustainable farming and ‘buy local’, we instantly thought we could create something here and build a future for our babies, Sofia and Filippo’.

After all the wonderful places in Europe we have visited we never imagined we would find what we were looking for in Angaston in South Australia.

The aim of the cooking school is to offer an Italian experience at 360 degrees. Recipes inspired by Matteo’s homeland and his dear Nonna Pia, brought to life by the extraordinary farm gate produce available here in the Barossa.

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Terms & Conditions

le regole di casa nostra...

School Rules, Return & Exchange Policy

There is a no refund policy for any reason. However, class exchanges will be made with at least 14 dayss notice prior to the class date. Casa Carboni reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the event a class is cancelled, all students will be notified and full refunds given. If a class is cancelled you may also choose to exchange to another class.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates can be purchased via the website, in person or via telephone/email for any amount and can be redeemed at Casa Carboni or by calling 0415 157 669 or emailing

Gift Certificates are valid 12 months from the date of purchase and are not redeemable for cash.

Liability Waiver

Culinary activities such as Cooking Classes at Casa Carboni have inherent risks, dangers and hazards and participation in such classes and events may result in injury or illness. Casa Carboni, and each of it’s present owners, agents and employees are not liable for damage, losses or personal injury resulting from participation in Casa Carboni Cooking Classes or events.

Appropriate Attire

For safety reasons we discourage guests wearing high heeled shoes and guests must wear closed in shoes during all cooking classes.

Photography & Filming

Cooking school guests are welcome to take still photographs during their cooking class or cooking demonstration and afterwards in the enoteca. The filming of cooking classes in the kitchen and afterwards in the enoteca is not authorised, unless written permission is given. If a commercial photographer or film crew is present during a cooking class, guests will be asked to sign a release form and have the right to not be included in the photographs or filming.

It is appreciated if non cooking school guests ask permission prior to taking photographs of the interior of Casa Carboni. It is not permitted for non cooking school guests to take photographs of cooking school guests while a class is in progress.

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29 January 2018 • A Taste of Italy: Ligurian Long Lunch

We had a wonderful day and learned a lot. Matteo has a good sense of humour, deep knowledge and is an all around great host and tutor managing to find that elusive balance between learning and having some fun.


21 January 2018 • A Taste of Italy: Ligurian Long Lunch

Matteo and Fiona made us feel so welcome. Love the coffee starter. We made three types of pasta and focaccia bread plus dessert, with the joy of eating it at a leisurely lunch afterwards. Matteo is patient and witty, and kept us laughing all morning. The facilities are spotless, yet personal, with plenty of room to try the skills we were shown. The produce is sourced from among the local markets (we met Matteo there before the class) and local cheese makers next door, and the olive supplier popped in while we were there. Matteo is also able to cater for some dietary requirements. This is an authentic Italian cooking class in a great facility with a true family feel. Definitely recommended.


13 January 2018 • A Taste of Italy: Ligurian Long Lunch

We had a great day with Matteo and Fiona. We had a small class, just the 4 of us, so we had plenty of opportunity to get hands-on experience making gnocchi and cappelletti. Really fun day- highly recommended

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