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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 semolina dough to delicate strands of spaghetti, farfalle bows, gnocchi sardi, garganelli, paccheri, cappelli, soprese and other hand rolled , unfilled shapes.  Learn to make decorative freshly pressed herb 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.

Light antipasti lunch included. Please mention any special dietary requirements on booking.

Saturday 8th December 2018 –  SOLD OUT

Tuesday 18th December 2018 – SOLD OUT

2019 New dates

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 16th February 2019 – 3 spaces available

Thursday 2nd May 2019 – 3 spaces available

Friday 12th July 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. From a simple mezzaluna (half moon) to a pretty tortellini, ravioli, casonsei, culurgiones, and her famous dippy egg yolk raviolo. 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.

Light antipasti lunch included. Please mention any special dietary requirements on booking.

Tuesday 13th November 2018 – SOLD OUT

Friday 30th November 2018 – SOLD OUT

Monday 17th December 2018 – SOLD OUT

2019 New dates

Tuesday 29th January 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 14th May 2019 – 3 spaces available

Saturday 18th May 2019 – 3 spaces available

Wednesday 3rd July 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.

Light antipasti lunch included. Please mention any special dietary requirements on booking.

Saturday 1st December 2018 – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 5th December 2018 – SOLD OUT

2019 New dates

Thursday 14th February 2019 –  3 spaces available

Saturday 13th April 2019 – 3 spaces available

Tuesday 21st May 2019 – 3 spaces available

Friday 28th June 2019 – 3 spaces available

9.30 – 1.30pm £95.00pp

Venue: Carmela’s Family Kitchen

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A taste of regional pasta from ‘A Passion for Pasta’, by Carmela 

In this newly developed pasta class Carmela will guide you from the top to toe of Italy highlighting pasta from the various twenty regions. This is a fully hands on course. You will start by making Passatelli from Emilia Romagna, made using breadcrumbs and Parmesan, then moving onto extruded spatzel from the mountains, stamping pressed corzetti with a seasonal pesto from Liguria and making crespelle in fresh vegetable stock. Deliciously different. Please note the course recipes may be subject to change. Carmela always likes to keep her courses and recipes seasonal. 

Light antipasti lunch is included. Please mention any special dietary requirements on booking.

Please bring along a container to take home your pasta.

Tuesday 30th October 2018 – (SOLD OUT)

2019 New dates

Thursday 31st January 2019 – 3 spaces available

Monday 13th May 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