Italian Classics: Gnocchi, Risotto & Polenta Cooking Class


In this hands-on class, we'll teach you the skills and techniques behind cooking risotto, gnocchi, and polenta. 

Allergens: Celery, gluten (wheat), eggs, milk, sulphur dioxide. This class can be adapted for vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please tell us your requirements in the field below.

Product Details

There's so much more to Italian cuisine than pizza and pasta! In this decadent class, you'll learn how to make wild mushroom risotto; how to knead, roll and cook gnocchi with brown butter-sage sauce; and how to prepare polenta, a versatile ingredient you can prepare in a multitude of ways. In class we'll prepare it Roman-style, as crispy squares with cavolo nero and Parmesan. These dishes are templates rather than recipes – as with all our classes, we'll focus on skills and techniques, so you can rely on your senses rather than words on the page.

Think this class would make a perfect gift? We do too – that's why we offer Cook School Gift Cards, for one or two guests, in paper and digital formats. 

    Age Restriction: 18+, or 16+ accompanied by an adult

    Allergies & Diets: Allergens present in this class include celery, gluten (wheat), eggs, milk, and sulphur dioxide. (A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.) This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. If you have additional questions, including whether we can accommodate halal or kosher diets in this class, please contact us at – we will do our best to accommodate you. 

    Cancellation Policy: You must contact us 10 working days before your class to be eligible for a full refund. You can transfer your seat to a different class up to 5 days before your class date. As this is a live ticketed event, we cannot make any exceptions. For our full T&C's, click here.

    Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.

    Why we love it

    'Once you know the "how's" and "why's" behind these three popular Italian dishes, you'll build on them for years to come.' 

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