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The most wonderful and delicious day of our vacation

If you go to Lago Maggiore, you definitely should do a cooking class with the amazing Francesca. My... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best cooking class I’ve ever had!

Francesca was the best teacher and she made the class so much fun! Superior knowledge, excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arona, Italy
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Cook on the Lakes is an Italian Cooking School on the Lake Maggiore, in the north of Italy. ALL COURSES HAVE HANDS-ON PHILOSOPHY! Every course has its own goals. We'll start to prepare the food all together as a group. We will know the recipes and...more
Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
+39 347 244 2197
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All reviews focaccia gnocchi cooking class at home wonderful experience panzerotti learn how italian cooking from scratch pana cotta my husband and i a lot of fun fresh pasta different types great teacher look forward delicious food
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Lago Maggiore, you definitely should do a cooking class with the amazing Francesca. My husband and I had wonderful day at Francescas house, preparing Focaccia, Gnocchi with Fish Sauce, Fish and Pana Cotta with her. There was so much to learn...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Annegret! Thank you so much for the review! It was super nice to cook with you both! And the jam was so delicious!!!! Finished in 3 days!!!!! I hope to see you soon! Big hug! Francesca

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Francesca was the best teacher and she made the class so much fun! Superior knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a passion for her craft that you can feel. Can’t wait to go back!! Thank you, Francesca!!!

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Before we planned a trip to Lake Maggiore, I researched things to do while we were there. This is how I found this incredible cooking experience. I emailed Francesca to inquire and she got right back to me. I also enjoyed that we were able...More

Thank Lauren92614
Reviewed 11 October 2018

What a lovely day cooking at Francesca’s home in the lake area. She taught me how to make fresh ravioli with a lemon ricotta filling, tender Osso Bucco, tender risotto and Panna cotta with fresh strawberries So patient and kind, in her beautiful home, I...More

Thank Explore789215
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Francesca allowed my wife and I to come learn from her on a day she did not have a class scheduled. We could not make any of her scheduled dates work with our vacation schedule and Francesca made sure we could still get there for...More

Thank shane1422
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Francesca is one of a kind she opened her home and held back no secrets in our marathon cooking day. She is an incredible wealth of knowledge who answered all of our never ending questions with enthusiasm. Not only did we discuss cooking topics but...More

Thank jwilliams9598
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience in a very pleasant surroundings. Francesca is friendly and knowledgeable, speaks good English, and loves to teach. She also cooks well with the finest ingredients. Her recipes are truly Italian, but she makes sure you could cook them at home as well. Recommended...More

Thank Meir K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was so much fun. I am so happy I signed up for this class. You are immediately welcomed into Francesca's home which is absolutely adorable. She has several beautiful gardens with fresh veggies, and flowers. I have always enjoyed eating gnocchi and I was...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you very much!!! We will keep in touch for sure!! See you in US!!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

This place is located near Lago Maggiore and Arona. We are Italian and own a house on the lake but the place can be also easily reached with a highway from Milan. Francesca is a precious host and her place is wonderful: her beautiful villa...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

My young daughters and I were treated to a birthday with Francesca. She taught us how to make pizza and breadsticks and chocolate salami. It was an amazing day of learning from and amazing chef and teacher. Her home and cooking lesson was the perfect...More

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Response from cookonthelakes | Property representative |
Thank you Lisa for your prompt answer:)) Hi Grazia, yes of course! Go to my website and you can find my email! Thank you for writing! Francesca
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