Pasta Making Masterclass

Learn how to make pasta in this pasta 101 cooking class!

3 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 10 to 20 label $200

Pasta is incredible, there is just no denying it! So come and learn how to make two kinds of egg pasta in this hands-on cooking class in Ascot Vale.

In this step-by-step class perfect for beginners, you will learn how to combine flour and eggs to make a soft, silky dough by hand and roll it using a pasta machine.

During the class, you will make two kinds of egg pasta typical to the Emilia-Romagna region, tagliatelle and tortelloni.

Tagliatelle is a well-loved and well-known pasta. This pasta looks like long, flat ribbons similar in shape to fettuccine, we will cook them in a creamy mushroom sauce or a rustic sausage and peas ragu.

Tortelloni are a kind of ravioli, that will be filled with one of the most decadent fillings: the simple and delicious combination of slowly roasted spinach and ricotta served with a brown butter and sage sauce.

When our pasta is ready we will have lunch together with a tasting of great Italian wine. Please note that both sauces can be vegetarian.

During the class we will serve tea and coffee and we will be making enough pasta so that you can take some home and share it with your family or friends.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Recipe booklet
  • lunch and homemade snacks
  • Coffee, tea and wine.
  • Pasta to take home and share with family
What to bring
Bring along an apron.

Moonee Ponds, VIC

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Your teacher
Marina Totta
Marina Totta

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Come and learn to make handmade scrumptious pasta that is healthy, pretty and tasty! We will use healthy, seasonal, simple and high-quality ingredients to craft a homestyle meal to nourish our bodies and delight our eyes.

Good food is so much more than just-food. It is about the importance of feeling connected to others. It is taking care of our families by offering them a slow-cooked healthy meal, and enjoying it all together around a beautifully set table.

Especially amongst the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, simple acts like cooking for others, eating together and sharing food still resonate very strongly in our society.

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Jenny Chan Nov 2023

Very absorbing three hour cooking lesson which will finish off with a sit down meal of the pastas you made in Marina’s kitchen. We learnt how to make tagliatelle and cannelloni pasta for our two dishes. Marina is a pleasant teacher and she will share some cultural insights from her homeland, Italy. Take home recipes were provided. Tram from the city will take you almost to the doorstep. Make sure you go hungry!

Cooking class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Jo Dane Sep 2023

Marina’s class was quite splendid. My girlfriend and I had learnt how to properly make pasta, including all the tips you don’t get in a recipe book. We now understand the how and why of pasta making. This is great for novice pasta makers. Highly recommend. We also learnt how to make ragu in a way that blew my mind! Who would have thought there was a better way to do it - thanks chef Matilde for the great tips. It was fun learning in a small group and we all got to make our own pasta and take home the leftovers!

Cooking class review by Jo Dane - Melbourne

Shaleshni Giorgini Aug 2023

great meal great lesson i learned a a great deal. Ho piaciuto molto.
Grazie Abbiamo avuto un grande maestra!

Jessica Hogg Aug 2023

This course is incredible value. Both teachers are so knowledgeable, I learnt so much including why my sage was never crispy when I tried brown butter sauces. The pasta we made was so beautiful and homely, I was taught everything I need to feel confident practicing on my family. The venue was perfect too: just the right size to fit our group and so nice to be welcomed into someone's home. We not only got a massive feed from the beautiful ingredients but also got a lovely take-home goodie bag! Highly recommend!

Cooking class review by Jessica Hogg - Melbourne

Val Drew Jun 2023

Class environment in home made it a great experience. You could imagine making the pasta in your own home. Teacher very helpful, practical pointers, and hands on work. A great range of pasta. The class interacted and helped each other. The food we prepared was cooked and presented as in ones own home, along with snacks and wine through out the day. More like a family gathering than individuals learning. Highly recommend this class and teacher and assistant.

Shanya Sylvester Jun 2023

We had a wonderful time today with Marina and Matilde! They were both super friendly, super charismatic, and incredibly patient with us (Shanya and I and our snail pace especially haha). We have already recommended this class to bunch of friends and family and we are looking forward to trying another one very soon!

Ps the food was delicious

Dave See May 2023

Great class! Was super fun, host was personable and friendly. Food was fantastic! Wwould recommend!

Paul Hughes May 2023

Such a fun day! Lovely host, great learning experiencing. Marina was so warm and welcoming! Thank you so much!

Catherine Taylor May 2023

Marina and Matilda have great pasta making skills and terrific personalities. They made the class inclusive, fun and efficient.

Caitlin Dowsley Apr 2023

Wonderful cooking class! Was hosted in Marina’s house which made the experience feel very wholesome and authentic. Would recommend 10/10

Angela Brand Apr 2023

I loved everything about the class! Marina & Mathilde were amazing and so many details were considered. I would recommend this class to anyone but especially those for whom pasta is a passion. You will leave full and excited to make more pasta! I had so much fun. (Great gift too).

Mikaela Hammond Mar 2023

Maria’s class was amazing. We made so much pasta and were able to take some home. The pasta was so fresh, it was incredible. It was interesting to learn how Matilda made the ragu, it was delicious also.

Kerry Gerraty Mar 2023

Got this as a present for my son. We made tagliatelle with vegetable
ragout and spinach ricotta tortellini with sage and burnt butter sauce Marina was a great teacher and very attentive. She created a lovely relaxed environment to learn and both she and Mathilde (chef in charge of sauces) were full of knowledge. We completed the session with a lovely meal together with a glass of wine. Highly recommend!

Caitlin Orr Mar 2023

Great class, good atmosphere and very informative tips! It was a delight attending the class.

Sophie Fink Feb 2023

Such a fun and well guided glass by Marina! It made the process of pasta making very approachable, and it was such a lovely experience.
Highly recommend!

Litsa Kyriakou Jan 2023

Marina and her helper (a qualified chef - apologises l forgot her name) were both very friendly, helping out when needed. We were treated to some Bruschetta, wine and traditional coffee.
Each person had their own cooking station to make the pasta and we went at a pace that everyone was comfortable at and could enjoy.
We were shown how to make the filling for the spinach and ricotta tortellini and the mushroom sauce for the tagliatelle.
Afterwards, we sat around the table like a traditional Italian family and enjoyed our pasta.
We were given the opportunity to take home leftover.
I would highly recommend doing a class with Marina as she is thorough and made the class fun. She answered any questions that we had.
Thank you Marina and chef for a great day. I would definitely be looking out for future courses that you hold.

Mary Limberopoulos Dec 2022

Great pasta teacher amazing pasta

Pasta Making Masterclass review by Mary Limberopoulos - Melbourne

Janine Finn Dec 2022

Really great class
Would highly recommend
Very well with both ladies
Food was amazing and lm so full

Cooking class review by Janine Finn - Melbourne

Coral Price Nov 2022

Marina and her offsider were both brilliant! Such amazing hosts and so helpful in sharing their knowledge and experience of all things pasta and Italian culture in general. The teaching was entirely hands on with expert help along the way! The menu and range of pasta techniques really gave a good overview and helped us gain confidence that we could use our skills at home. We loved every minute. All guests were lovely, the bruscetta and wine were added bonuses and we had a fabulous day. Highly recommend!

Cooking class review by Coral Price - Melbourne

Kaitlyn Pannuzzo Nov 2022

Had a wonderful time at Marina’s pasta making class. i really enjoyed the authenticity of the class and homeliness of the environment. Everything was delicious and i learnt Alot! thank you!

Tania Andelkovich Oct 2022

Fabulous fun and rewarding. We started from scratch, made our pasta, then shared a glorious meal with a glass of red.

Truly a lovely was to spend a Sunday.

Cooking class review by Tania Andelkovich - Melbourne

+61401953615 Jul 2022

Great way to spend a Sunday, warm and friendly. 10/10 would highly recommend to anyone

Felicia Kurniawan Jun 2022

I think every very good. The teacer so friendly and welcoming me very well. Well done

Sylvia Grbin May 2022

Had a fantastic time. Marina is fun and knows her pasta well.
Looking forward to the Gnocchi cass.

Indiana Hehir May 2022

The pasta cooking class was absolutely amazing Enjoyed every minute of it! Rachel and Marina were so friendly and had so much knowledge they were more than happy to share. Such good value for money! The lunch was awesome! A lovely environment and a great vibe. Also very easy to find and lots of parking!

Madeline Nagle Apr 2022

Our teacher was obviously expert in her field. (Pasta making) we did the class in her house. She was very organised , friendly and approachable. She went through the class at a good pace. She provided written materials for us all to take home I would highly recommend to anyone who was interested in pasta making to take one of her classes.

Matt Huffer Jul 2021

Maria was fantastic and provided significant insight into technique, the history and was very supportive of us in the course. I loved it!

Dalzy Mendoza May 2021

Marina was a great teacher. She was constantly checking how each of us were doing and helping us when needed. Materials provided were also of good quality. Definitely good value for the money as I got to make my own pasta, eat it in a dish and enjoy the company of the class.

Pasta Making Masterclass review by Dalzy Mendoza - Melbourne

Sue Parker Apr 2021

Fantastic hands on informative and great tips for making pasta. Authentic Italian sharing knowledge with class

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