For migrant Italian chef Matteo Carboni it was love at first sight when visiting the Barossa Valley farmers market in January 2012. The produce, the people and the landscape of this fertile land… Matteo and his Australian wife Fiona opened their cooking school and enoteca later that year and now offer hands on cooking classes as well as great coffee and Italian treats, daily lunches and beautiful gifts.
Classes commence at 9.00am the Italian way...with coffee. Then it's into the kitchen for a fun 3 hours of cooking, chatting and sharing of knowledge and experiences. Each class focuses on a region of Italy with an entree, fresh pasta, risotto or gnocchi and dessert using beautiful Barossa produce. After the class guests are seated at the long table to enjoy their 4 course Italian lunch with a glass of wine and coffee to finish.
On Saturdays Matteo offers to meet cooking school guests at the Barossa farmers market at 8.00am where he will talk about the history of the market and the producers he sources from. There is plenty of time for exploring the market before returning to Casa Carboni for your class.