A Passion for Pasta

Class Summary

2020 sees us welcome Carmela Hayes to The Cookery School.  Carmela is a passionate Italian cookery tutor who specialises in the art of making pasta. A feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!

Start Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost £150 per person

Skill Level All skill levels

Class details

2020 sees us welcome Carmela Hayes to The Cookery School.  Carmela is a passionate Italian cookery tutor who specialises in the art of making pasta known as a pastaia (specialist pasta maker).

From simple yet delicious dinner party dishes to elaborate desserts and mesmerising yet stunning pasta dishes. Carmela’s mantra is to cook all dishes within our UK seasons whilst showing and highlighting the beauty that can be made and presented from the humble Italian kitchen. Carmela’s classes will open your eyes to the wonder and possibilities that can be found within the arms of the 20 regions that embrace Italy. From the Northern regions which feature heavily the use of butter, rice, polenta, truffle and game to the southern regions which showcase the abundance of seasonal vegetables, fruits, fish, seafood, pasta and olive oil. Are you ready to learn the correct skills to master the perfect risotto, the smoothest polenta or a simple plate of perfectly pinched tortellini pasta? A feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!

This pasta masterclass will focus on five pasta shapes and 5 unique sauces. Please note the menu may change depending on the availability of certain ingredients:

  • Fresh egg yolk raviolo with browned butter, black pepper and sage
  • Pumpkin ravioli with an amaretto and browned butter crumb
  • Garganelli with a slow cooked veal ragu
  • Majoram cavatelli with a tomato and n’duja sauce
  • Black cuttlefish ink pasta alla chitarra with fresh squid and mussels
Class notices

Lunch will be of dishes made with the rest yours to take home.
Class dates; 15th February 2020, 18th April 2020

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful country surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

    Small class sizes for more one to one time with our experienced chefs

  • Glass

    All ingredients are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Disabled

    One work station can be lowered for those with disabilities or who may prefer to sit

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine 4* Bed and Breakfast rooms

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!