Tortelloni & Ravioli class

Learn how to make fresh pasta with Gianna Donnini

Next Available: Sat, 05 Feb 10:00AM (AEDT)
(Private Dates Available)
3 hours 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class


Roll up your sleeves and join us for a fun day of fresh pasta making at That's Amore Cheese!

Hosted by the head pasta maker at Donnini’s Restaurant, Gianna Donnini, this hands-on class will teach you how to make tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelloni and pumpkin ravioli.

From making the dough, to kneading, filling, and shaping the pasta, you will learn all the skills you need to make your own egg pasta using a domestic pasta machine.

This class is for beginners with no pasta skills required, and we will supply you with all the equipment needed.

In true That’s Amore style you will also enjoy plenty of cheese, a plate of your freshly made ravioli and a glass of wine!

Gianna Donnini, head pasta maker at Donnini’s Restaurant

Donnini’s Restaurant in Carlton is one of Melbourne’s Italian culinary institutions, renowned for their fresh pasta. The Donnini family has had a culinary presence in Melbourne for over 60 years. Gianna has inherited her passion for handmade pasta from her Nonna Lena. As a child Gianna’s would help her Nonna twirling tortellini for Christmas lunch. It was only natural that Gianna continued to perfect her Nonna’s recipes while working at their family restaurant for over 10 years.

Please note that if the class doesn't meet the minimum requirement of participants we reserve the right to reschedule it to a future date.

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What you will learn

  • Learn how to make fresh pasta dough
  • Learn how to make tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelli and pumpkin ravioli
  • Learn about traditional Italian home cooking

What you will get

  • 3 hours hands-on cooking class
  • Cheese tasting and drinks
  • That's Amore Apron & recipes to take home

What to bring

  • Just yourself and your love for cooking

What to wear

Comfortable clothes & footwear

Appropriate for

Pasta lovers!

That's Amore Cheese

88 Reviews

Made With “Amore”

“The key to cheese making is love. That’s true for everything you do, not just cheese. If you do it with love, the results are obvious – it’s got to be good. That’s why my company’s name That’s Amore means That’s Love,” Giorgio says.

He became a cheese maker for the love of creating almost an unlimited number of products from just one ingredient, milk. The ancient art of cheese making involves patience dedication and love.

Our artisanal cheese is handmade following only traditional Italian recipes, using milk sourced locally from Victorian farmers. To produce the best quality Italian style cheese – free from artificial colours or preservatives, it’s essential to use the best quality local milk.

Giorgio Linguanti – Maestro of Mozzarella

In 2004 Giorgio Linguanti arrived on the shores of Port Phillip Bay with a limited English vocabulary. When he first migrated to Melbourne he commenced employment in a cheese factory where his interest and passion for making cheese ignited.

After this experience, in 2008 Giorgio started his own business ‘That’s Amore Cheese’, initially producing just one product – Bocconcini leaf. He would singlehandedly manufacture the product, sell it and then hit the road to deliver it to his customers. The product was an instant success, paving the way for Giorgio to begin making other products.

Giorgio’s business grew rapidly and in April 2015, That’s Amore Cheese moved into a larger facility in Thomastown, also accommodating a beautiful retail outlet.

Thanks to his talent and skills, Giorgio Linguanti (That’s Amore Cheese) has become Australia’s ‘Maestro of Mozzarella’.

Learning the Magic

Cheese making: it’s our passion, and we want to share it with everyone. That’s why at That’s Amore Cheese we have an educational program that includes cheese making classes, live demonstrations and product development.

Our aim is to educate the community on Italian artisan style cheese, showing our traditional techniques and recipes. We demonstrate the tools and techniques you need to be successful through the hand cheese making production process.

At our cheese making classes we help the participant discover just how fun it is to produce delicious, fresh, handmade cheese products at home. You’ll never forget the moment you first taste a slice of cheese you’ve created with your own hands and enjoy sharing it with family and friends.

At That’s Amore Cheese we continue researching and developing new products and experimenting with new flavours, to ensure we continuously offer our customers something different and exciting.

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4.9 (16 reviews)
01 August 2021Tortelloni & Ravioli class
The pasta making course was excellent. We were greeting with such warmth and that continued for the entire experience. The teacher (Gianna) was knowledgeable, engaging and imparted her expertise with humour and ease. The class was very interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, seek assistance and generally have a chat about pasta. Absolutely recommended for beginners.
01 August 2021Tortelloni & Ravioli class
A very enjoyable day! Well organised and great set up! Appreciated the tips & tricks of the instructor who was always ready to help you along the way or answer any questions. Thanks to the That’s Amore Cheese team!
31 July 2021Tortelloni & Ravioli class
I have never made pasta before and this class was spot on for me as a beginner. The teacher Junna was well-credentialled and unpretentious in her description about how to make the 3 types of pasta. Once she taught us, she was always moving around the room freely & patiently offering her expert advice. I highly recommend this course.
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Refund Policy

That's Amore Cheese requires 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 72 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 72 hour cut off, email That's Amore Cheese to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at That's Amore Cheese or organised by That's Amore Cheese must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by That's Amore Cheese.


I agree to give That's Amore Cheese unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at That's Amore Cheese classes and events or on That's Amore Cheese's premises. (For use of That's Amore Cheese marketing materials).


That's Amore Cheese requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


A minimum of participants is required in order to go ahead with the class. If the minimum number is not reached, the class will be rescheduled and you will be given a refund or a credit to be used for future events.   

We reserve the right to cancel or alter the class date due to circumstances that have arisen beyond our control.

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit if the new date is not suitable.

5) COVIDSafe

In accordance with the Victorian Government guidelines on Covid-19, That's Amore Cheese has implemented extra precautions to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, including higher hygienic practices and the respect of social distancing guidelines. 

Hand Sanitizer stations are available throughout the premises and QR Code check-in system is in place. 


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