Learn to cook authentic Italian pasta dishes with a modern day twist!

Listed below are details of the delicious pasta classes held from Carmela’s family kitchen in Northamptonshire. These are exclusive small group classes for no more than four students at any one time, prices listed below are per person. If you have a passion for freshly made ‘Pasta’ then there is sure to be a pasta class to suit your requirements, budget and appetite. Have a look below and maybe treat yourself or a friend to a pasta class. Gift vouchers are also available.

Italian Pasta Making – Beginners Class

Carmela will start at the very beginning and teach you the art of simple pasta making. Learn to make pasta the Italian way from a simple fresh egg dough and semola pasta dough (semola di grano rimacinata) to delicate strands of spaghetti, farfalle bows, gnocchetti sardi, garganelli, paccheri, cappelli, soprese and other hand rolled , unfilled shapes.  Learn to make decorative freshly pressed  (laminated) herb and flower dough. Pasta making is a hands on course. Simplicity at its best!

Bring along a container to take your freshly made pasta home.

Please note: Carmela is able to offer and teach gluten free beginners pasta. As above but using a formulated pasta dough. On booking please notify Carmela if gluten free is required.

Coffee & cantuccini will be offered as elevenses.

2019 New dates

Wednesday 19th June 2019 – 3 spaces available

Friday 12th July 2019 – SOLD OUT

Saturday 31st August 2019 – 3 spaces available

Wednesday 11th September 2019 – 1 space available

Friday 25th October 2019 – 3 spaces available

Wednesday 20th November 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 – 3 spaces available

9.30 – 1.30pm  £95.00pp

Venue: Carmela’s Family Kitchen

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filled pasta – Intermediate Class

Carmela will explain , demonstrate and teach you the beauty of filled pasta. Refreshing basics from the first course initially. From a simple mezzaluna (half moon) to a pretty tortellini, ravioli, casonsei, culurgiones, and her famous dippy egg yolk raviolo. If time allows, Carmela will also demonstrate a quick cherry tomato sauce and freshly made seasonal pesto. You will use skills acquired in the beginners course, however attending the first course is not essential. This is a hands on course.

Please bring along a container to take your fresh pasta.

Please note: Carmela is able to offer and teach gluten free beginners pasta. As above but using a formulated pasta dough. On booking please notify Carmela if gluten free is required.

Coffee & cantuccini will be offered as elevenses.

2019 New dates

Saturday 1st June 2019 – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 12th October 2019 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 9th November 2019 – 3 spaces available

Friday 6th December 2019 – 3 spaces available

9.30 – 1.30pm £95.00pp

Venue: Carmela’s Family Kitchen

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Colouring pasta by hand – Advanced Class

There is no need to wonder anymore whilst standing in your local deli ‘How do they make this pretty coloured pasta’! Now learn to colour and master the art of stunningly beautiful coloured pasta yourself. Carmela will marvel you with her passion and love of pasta. Using vegetables as the colouring agent you will learn to colour and stripe pasta whilst making the dough into a variety of hand rolled shapes, filled and unfilled. Attending the beginners and intermediate pasta classes would be advised but not essential as Carmela will guide you through each step. 

Please bring along a container to take home your pasta.

Coffee & cantuccini will be offered as elevenses.

2019 New dates

Friday 28th June 2019 – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10th July – 3 spaces available

Saturday 21st September – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 1st October 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 12th November 2019 – 3 spaces available

9.30 – 1.30pm £95.00pp

Venue: Carmela’s Family Kitchen

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A taste of sweet pasta …. From treat to dessert

In this newly developed pasta class Carmela will guide you by teaching you how to make a variety of different sweet pasta doughs, transforming them into chocolate pasta filled with hazelnut and mascarpone,  finished with an orange infused cream, fresh pear filled mezzaluna pasta oven baked, deep fried pasta chiacchiere dusted in vanilla icing sugar and struffoli drizzled in honey and hundreds and thousands, plus many more . A taste of something sweet as a treat or to finish off a delicious meal. 

Please note the class format will change seasonally.

Please bring along a container to take home your freshly made pasta.

Coffee & cantuccini will be offered as elevenses.

2019 New dates

Monday 10th June 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 3 spaces available

Thursday 31st October 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 26th November 2019 – 3 spaces available

9.30 – 1.30pm £95.00pp

Venue: Carmela’s Family Kitchen

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Carmela has the right to give up to 72 hours notice prior to cancelling a cookery course.  

If notice is given and if you need to change the date of your class, or cancel the booking, we can try to accommodate this up 7 days before the due class.  No refunds will be issued for last minute cancellations or no shows and a fee will apply for any requested reschedule.

Contact Carmela today on 07951 395237 or via email to book