At La Scuola di Eataly, we believe that the more you know, the more you enjoy. We want you to discover our food, our chefs, and the producers who inspire us.
Beloved Chef Lidia Bastianich has handcrafted a variety of classes and events at our cooking school, each offering a unique culinary experience. Whether a cooking class, an introduction to cheesemaking, or a wine tasting, La Scuola’s events include delicious dishes made before your eyes, ever-flowing drinks, and – of course – stories about the culinary world (think: dinner and a show).
When you participate in any cooking class at La Scuola, you're eligible for 10% off all retail purchases made in Eataly's market on the day of the class. At the end of class, you’ll receive a grocery list, adapted recipes, and tasting notes, so that you’re ready to recreate the evening in your own kitchen.
La Scuola di Eataly is Italy for food lovers, curated by people who are passionate about food and drink. Sign up yourself, or give the ultimate experiential gift!
Explore our full roster of classes and dinners here, or check out our categories below!
DEMONSTRATION COOKING CLASSES
Enjoy a full, multi-course meal and discover new recipes, tips, and tricks with these demonstration-style classes. As our experts and chefs explore artisanal products and prepare dishes step by step in our open kitchen, you will enjoy each course – paired with complementary wines, of course!
EXPRESS DEMONSTRATION COOKING CLASSES
Join us for a 45-minute demonstration on how to prepare a classic Italian dish from start to finish. In this series of “flash demos,” you’ll learn all the necessary techniques, from selecting ingredients to prepping, chopping, simmering and sautéing – and enjoy the prepared dish before class ends!
COOKING CLASSES WITH HANDS-ON ACTIVITY
Roll up your sleeves for these hands-on classes. Guided by our chef, you will prepare iconic Italian dishes and products, such as pizza, fresh pasta, and even mozzarella, then enjoy each course, prepared before your eyes by our chef, with complementary wine or beer.
WINE, BEER, AND SPIRITS CLASSES
Mingle with some of the best winemakers, brewmasters, and sommeliers in Italy and the United States. Drinks will be paired with seasonal antipasti, prepared in our open kitchen.
CHEESE AND SALUMI CLASSES
From handmaking fresh mozzarella to designing the best salumi-formaggi platter, discover everything you need to know about local and Italian cheeses and cured meats. Each class is taught by our expert mongers, who work with our expert beverage team to pair the products with wine or beer.
GUIDED SALUMI TASTINGS
Delve into the many variations of Italian and local salumi, guided by one of our expert mongers. As you taste, you will learn how aging, location, and different curing techniques can greatly affect the flavor and texture of each cured meat. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes, and wine is available for purchase from our wine bar.
GUIDED CHEESE TASTINGS
Discover the different varieties of Italian and local cheese, led by one of our expert cheesemongers. Taste by taste, you will learn how aging and different cheesemaking techniques can greatly affect the flavor and texture of each cheese. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes, and wine is available for purchase from our wine bar.
GUIDED WINE TASTINGS
In these guided tastings, our expert beverage manager will provide a crash course in the stellar varieties produced in one of the most celebrated wine-producing nations in the world. Guests will sample and compare a selection of excellent Italian wines, paired with complementary antipasti. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes.
MARKET TOURS AND COOKING CLASSES
In this two-part experience, you will first explore Eataly’s marketplace with our chef, who will show you how to identify the best and freshest ingredients for your cooking (and how to navigate our 63,000-square-foot store). After making stops at Eataly’s produce, meat, seafood, and cheese counters, you will return to La Scuola, where the chef will demonstrate four courses using the items selected in the store.
EATALY CHICAGO WALKING TOURS
Let our senior staff guide you through our 63,000-square-foot, two-story marketplace in one of our six tour options! As you navigate our bustling store, you will learn the story behind the products – with tastes along the way!