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Cacio e Pepe

Live from: 

Italy

Difficulty: 

Beginner to Intermediate

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Language: 

Italian, English

CACIO PEPE

Italy

Beginner to Intermediate

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Italian

Italy

Learn how to make the much-loved Cacio e Pepe and a delightful savory pie in a private cooking class that will transport you to Rome for the day

As most things invented in Rome, the history goes so far back it makes everything next to it seem like a shiny new penny. The main dish in this class is no exception. Cacio e Pepe, literally translating to "cheese and pepper" is exactly that - cheese, pepper and extremely ancient. It's believed this could be the oldest Roman pasta dish.  With just three simple ingredients, all with records dating back more than 4,000 years, it would make sense for that to be true. 


Roman shepherds are believed to be the inventors of Cacio e Pepe. Shepherds would spend months away from home and needed to carry with them ingredients that wouldn't spoil. In comes pepper, aged cheese and dried pasta. The rest, as they say, is history. This class will teach you the fundamentals of what has become one of the most loved Italian pastas. As it is often said, simple ingredients, but the lesson is in the tricky technique.  


But first - the pie. In this cooking class, you'll start your experience learning a how to make pastry dough with an unusual ingredient - wine. You'll turn that into a fabulous escarole pie, a special recipe from Chef Carlotta's Auntie. Accompanied by a simple sauteed chicory, this class is a fun way to eat your cheese and have your pie, too.  Enjoy time with a chef, video calling you live from Italy. Share stories, laugh and learn some Italian to boot!