Pizza in Italy is a very social dish, so where better to learn how to make it the Italian way than in a group setting? From an award-winning Italian chef, too!
Where: Toolern Vale, Daylesford/Macedon
Passionate chef, presenter and mentor Matteo Toffano earned some serious stripes working at three-starred Michelin restaurant Le Calandre with renowned chef Massimiliano Alajmo. He’s also been a finalist in a number of international culinary competitions, including the Uniliver Chef of the Year 2017 and 2018, and the prestigious San Pellegrino Chef of the Year 2018 (Pacific). He’s recently finished a six-year stint as chef de cuisine at Melbourne stalwart, Grossi Florentino Upstairs, and is now sharing his knowledge and passion for Italian cuisine and Australian produce through workshops and long table experiences at The Mantle in Toolern Vale.
In Italy, where there’s food, there’s family and/or friends. Or is it the other way around? Where there’s family and/or friends, there’s food? Either way – pizza in Italy is a very social dish, so we're going to gather round and get kneading with fellow pizza lovers in this group workshop. Matteo will share the secrets of making the best pizza dough, including which flour to use, and share his favourite toppings and how to prepare and cook them.
The fruits of your labour
Learn the tried and true Italian techniques for making mind-blowing pizza margherita, pizza quattro formaggi, and pizza salami. Take home some dough so you can wow your friends and family with your new-found skills!
The kit required
Nothing! Everything is provided, including an apron and recipes to take home.