Roman style pizza

Roman pizza is distinguished from the thick Neopolitan pizza by its thin, light and crispy base which is slightly charred at the edges.

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Private Pizza and Gelato Making Class in Rome
Enjoy a totally immersive, interactive, and delicious private cooking class where you’ll make your own Roman-style pizza and delicious Italian gelato ice cream with a local Italian chef who speaks perfect English. In your private cooking class you will:

  • -Enjoy the personalised and expert attention of your chef-instructor!
  • Feel welcome and at home with a glass of prosecco and classic Italian snacks to keep you going, as your private chef introduces the class to you! 
  • Hear about Roman pizza - how it’s made, how its thin crust differs from thick crust Neapolitan pizzas. 
  • Learn the all-important answer to the question: what’s the difference between gelato and ice cream? As you learn how to make it. 
  • See how to make a traditional Roman pizza, gather your ingredients, watch your professional chef demonstrate how to knead the pizza dough expertly – and have to go yourself! 
  • Decorate! Once your dough is ready, it’s time to get kneading again and roll it out so it’s nicely flattened, then choose from a variety of delicious, fresh Roman ingredients laid out for you. 
  • Eat and enjoy your very own handmade Roman pizza and the dolce homemade gelato after!
  • Note: Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. 

Enjoy a fantastic foodie experience in Rome on this private pizza and gelato ice cream making class with a professional English-speaking Roman chef. Great fun for couples, friends and families, you’ll discover the secrets behind classic Roman cuisine: Roman pizza and gelato. 

Your private chef instructor will welcome you to the class with a glass of prosecco (or soft drink if you prefer) and a variety of delicious Roman-style snacks and antipasti, from crisps to olives, cheeses and meats. 

You’ll then be shown all the different ingredients that you’ll be using as you learn all about the history of pizza making and gelato ice cream in Rome. Then it’s time to get stuck in! First, make the gelato – and learn the differences between Italian gelato and ice cream. As the gelato sets, it’s time to move on to the pizza. 

You’ll learn the art of kneading the pizza dough and flattening it out. You’ll have a huge variety of ingredients to choose from for the all-important toppings before cooking it in a traditional wood-fired pizza oven. Decide will it be Bianca or Rosso (with or without tomato sauce)? Will you use cured or cooked ham? Mushrooms? Olives? Which cheeses? The choice is yours! When you’re happy with the look of your pizza, take a specially made shovel and put it into a traditional, very hot wood-fired oven for just 1-2 minutes.

The only thing left to do… is to tuck in and enjoy your pizza and gelato – Bon Appetito! 


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