Classi di Cucina – Italian cooking classes

Classi di Cucina Italiana is gaining a reputation as a mecca for cooking enthusiasts, looking to learn the secrets of Italian cooking, in a wonderfully atmospheric relaxed Australian country-side setting. Some visitors come on recommendation: for others it’s a delightful discovery, during a family holiday or weekend away, close to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Set in the Australian bush near Mt. Barney, Classi di Cucina Italiana carefully blends the essence of Italian cooking with an Australian twist and high-quality fresh local produce, including delicious olives, herbs and honey from the Mt Barney area.

Points of interest

  • Classi di Cucina Italiana owners Desley and Pietro Agnoletto are well qualified - they started Brisbane's famous Schonell Pizza Caffe, becoming well-known for their A to Z menu of gourmet pizzas and memorable minestrone soup.
  • Italian food has a significant place in the evolution of Australian cuisine and the Agnolettos' personal style, with their charming country-setting is what sets this Scenic Rim cooking school experience apart.
  • Wood-fired pizza-making is a favourite with visitors, including the secrets of a great dough and how to prepare exceptionally tasty toppings. Home-made pasta is also an option which tempts lots of visitors.
  • If you aren’t interested in pizza or pasta making, Classi di Cucina Italiana also offers other Italian traditional dishes e.g. gnocchi, risotto and many more.
  • They have the biggest private sculpture garden in the Scenic Rim with sculptors by local and international artists. For more information, go to Classi di Cucina Italiana's website or phone (07) 5544 1008.

Things to do nearby

  • Many visitors to Classi di Cucina Italiana choose to stay longer in the region. Mt Barney has its own cluster of short-break accommodation options, including romantic cabins, family friendly cottages, bed-and-breakfasts, farmstay and Mt Barney & Bigriggen camping.
  • You could also choose to venture to Boonah or take one of our short-drive itineraries to explore the other side of our region. There are also cooking schools at Lost World and Mt Tamborine, if culinary experiences are your passion.
  • Nearby Mt Barney National Park is a popular south-east Queensland bushwalking location.
  • Guided walks and horse riding are also favorite pastimes and for those seeking adventure, Mt Barney offers rock-climbing, abseiling and some rewarding secluded fishing spots.