Pesto cooking class in Santa Margherita Ligure
Genoa & Liguria

Pesto cooking class in Santa Margherita Ligure

3 h
Food, Wine & nightlife
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Cooking lesson in Santa Margherita Ligure to make pesto

Discover how to cook world-famous pesto sauce with traditional mortar in a cooking class in Santa Margherita Ligure! A professional chef will teach you the secrets of a perfect pesto sauce and of course you will have the chance to taste it at the end of the class! 

Learn how to make pesto sauce with a professional chef highlights: 

  • Live a special experience in Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Enjoy a private transfer to the villa of the cooking class
  • Learn how to cook pesto with traditional sauce with a professional chef
  • Enjoy the delicious sauce with focaccia bread and a glass of your favorite wine
  • Admire breathtaking sea view while relaxing with an aperitif

Learn how to make pesto sauce with a professional chef

Who doesn’t love classic pesto sauce??? Everyone loves this authentic dish, but very few know how to combine the aroma of basil & pine with traditional ingredients. With your chef in Santa Margherita Ligure, you will reach a splendid villa through private transport. Have an amazing experience of learning how to cook pesto sauce in an explicit Ligurian way alongside traditional mortar. Enjoy a spectacular view of the seaside and enjoy your sauce with classic focaccia bread & wine. End your tour by learning about regional best eating places.

Views of Santa Margherita

Located in the south of Genoa, Santa Margherita is a small town in the Italian region Liguria. The perfect combination of old & new combinations, this place is large enough to absorb all tourists who reach there through private transport. Lie in the heart of the Italian river; this small town has incorporated a long list of exotic places in it. Start your pesto cooking class from here and meet your chef. A private trasnfer will take you from the meeting point to the villa where the cooking lesson will be held.

Pesto cooking class

As soon as you arrive there with your chef you will be ready for learning the cooking procedure of pesto sauce alongside traditional Carrara Marble Mortar. Blow your mind with some secret tips of mixing aromatic pine & basil. Absorb explicit outlooks of the seaside while learning all the secrtesd of a special pesto sauce which can be used as pasta topping but also in many salads or bruschettas. Also, don’t waste the opportunity and ask your chef about other classic eating places of Santa Marguerite or some tips about ligurian specialties to eat. 


At the end of the cooking lesson it will be time to to taste the result of your work and your commitment: start with the aperitif with a good glass of wine and then move on to the crunchy focaccia bread topped with the pesto prepared by you. If the result is ok, you will be ready to replicate the recipe at home for your friends and family! At the end of the tasting you will return to the meeting point with private transfer.

Other tours in Liguria

If you liked this tour, try also this Private tour from Santa Margherita to Portofino, with kayak excursion included, or this Shore excursion by boat from La Spezia port to visit Cinque Terre!