Once you taste truly fresh mozzarella, there’s no going back.

The Urban Kitchen, Melbourne’s largest cooking school, is offering a rare chance to learn the art of making fresh mozzarella from one of Australia’s most acclaimed cheesemakers, Giorgio Linguanti, the owner of That’s Amore Cheese.

With hands-on instruction from Giorgio, you’ll learn how easy it is to stretch curd to create and shape mozzarella. The Urban Kitchen has 44 industrial cooking stations with everything you need to succeed. You will also learn the differences between Fiore Di Latte (cows’ milk) and traditional Buffalo milk Mozzarella.

About Giorgio Linguanti

In 2004 Giorgio Linguanti arrived on the shores of Port Phillip Bay without a word of English. When he migrated to Melbourne he got a job 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 make the product, sell it and then hit the road to deliver it to his customers. The product was an immediate hit, paving the way for Giorgio to begin making more products. Giorgio’s business grew rapidly and in April 2010, he opened the doors to his factory in Donnybrook, just outside of Melbourne and now, after 5 years, he has moved into a larger factory in Thomastown with a new shop opening soon nearby.

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Class Schedule

Saturday, 1st August 2015, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What you will learn
  • Learn the art of making fresh mozzarella.
  • Find out how to stretch curd to create and shape mozzarella.
  • Discover the differences between Fiore Di Latte (cows’ milk) and traditional Buffalo milk mozzarella.
What you will get
  • A 3 hour hands on interactive workshop
  • Demonstration and cooking at individual commercial grade cooking stations
  • Core ingredients incorporated into tastings throughout the class and sample to take home

What to bring
  • Just your passion for good cheese!
What to wear

Casual clothing and closed toe shoes


The Urban Kitchen

Vendor since 2015

Urban Kitchen is the culinary hub Melbourne has been waiting for.

Launched in July 2015, Urban Kitchen is the biggest interactive cooking school in the city, offering hands-on classes by top chefs and food industry experts. Owners Georgie and Ben Vile decided to establish Urban Kitchen after a decade building Bay Leaf Catering into Melbourne’s leading boutique caterer.

Centrally located in South Melbourne, the Urban Kitchen has 44 commercial-grade cooking stations in a bright, open space stretching over 250sq/m. No other cooking school in Melbourne gives participants this level of hands-on experience under the guidance of industry experts.

Stunning city views, private dining rooms, a huge outdoor entertaining area and the latest kitchen equipment add to the experience.

Cooking classes are the main game, but Georgie and Ben want Urban Kitchen to become a food knowledge hub, sharing culinary ideas and expertise in the same way Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre supports books and writing. The cutting-edge kitchen space can also be hired for functions and events.

Urban Kitchen also offers an exciting range of corporate team building events, all just minutes from the CBD and walking distance from the South Melbourne Market.

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