THE PERFECT VACATION FOR ITALIAN FOOD FANS

THE MONTALERO 3 DAY EXPERIENCE

So, if you love Italy … if you love Italian food … if you want a ‘behind the scenes look’ at this wonderful country … and if you’re searching for a fun, relaxing, high-quality holiday in the sun … then our food and wine experiences are for you. Think of your stay with us ‘as an English country house vacation in Italy’ – everything’s done right, but in a gentle, leisurely way and with a personal touch that makes you feel you’re among friends. So, while there’s organised cooking time and scheduled trips, there’s no pressure to conform which means you will have plenty of opportunities to ‘do your own thing’ – and if you need any help or advice, just ask, we’ll be there throughout your stay.

8 day courses include 7 nights accommodation, 5 day courses 4 nights and 3 day courses 3 nights.

All of our cookery courses start on a Saturday:

MARCH 2024 2nd March
  9th March
  16th March
  23rd March
  30th March
April 2024 6th April
  13th April
  20th April
  27th April
May 2024 4th May
  11th May
  18th May – No Availability
  25th May
June 2024 1st June – Please Enquire
  8th June
  15th June – No availability
  22nd June
  29th June
July 2024 6th July – No Availability
  13th July – No Availability
  20th July
  27th July – No Availability
August 2024 3rd August
  10th August
  17th August
  24th August
  31st August
September 2024 7th September – Truffle & Porcini Season – No Availability
  14th September – Truffle & Porcini Season – No Availability
  21st September – Truffle & Porcini Season – No Availability
  28th September – Truffle & Porcini Season
October 2024 5th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
  12th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
  19th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
  26th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
November 2024 2nd November – Truffle & Porcini Season
  9th November – Truffle & Porcini Season
  16th November – Truffle & Porcini Season

8 day courses include 7 nights accommodation, 5 day courses 4 nights and 3 day courses 3 nights.

All of our cookery courses start on a Saturday:

MARCH 2025 1st March
8th March
15th March
22nd March
29th March
April 2025 5th April
12th April
19th April
26th April
May 2025 3rd May
10th May
17th May
24th May
31st May
June 2025 7th June
14th June
21st June
28th June
July 2025 5th July
12th July
19th July
26th July
August 2025 2nd August
9th August
16th August
23rd August
30th August
September 2025 6th September – Truffle & Porcini Season
13th September – Truffle & Porcini Season
20th September – Truffle & Porcini Season
27th September – Truffle & Porcini Season
October 2025 4th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
11th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
18th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
25th October – Truffle & Porcini Season
November 2025 1st November – Truffle & Porcini Season
8th November – Truffle & Porcini Season
15th November – Truffle & Porcini Season

Guests single occupancy

1,810from per person
  • All inclusive (except flights, travel insurance and personal expenditure)
  • Luxury accommodation
  • First class instruction & ingredients

Guests double occupancy

1,675from per person - Save - €270 per couple
  • All inclusive (except flights, travel insurance and personal expenditure)
  • Luxury accommodation
  • First class instruction & ingredients

Amazing Experience

I attended a 3 day cookery course at Castello di Montalero in July 2023 and it’s one of the best things I have ever done. It exceeded my expectations. If you are considering booking – do it! You won’t regret it.

(Pernille T, Jul 2023)

Just simply beautiful

The Watkins family invites you to their family home and you feel as if you are a part of the family with good friends enjoying the cooking classes, lazying by the pool, vineyards, and wonderful dining experiences.

(Monica, Aug 2023)

Excellent experience!

It was an unforgettable culinary journey that surpassed all our expectations. Charlie Watkins, skillfully chose the most incredible wines, spirits, and liqueur pairings for each meal, and his attentiveness to hospitality ensured that our glasses remained filled throughout our entire stay.

(Mirella B, May 2023)

The Montalero 8 Day
Italian Cookery Course

8 day, 7 night cooking courses are €3,950 per person, single occupancy, excluding flights. All local taxes are included.

7 nights luxury accommodation with chambermaid service each morning, except Sundays.

The Montalero 5 Day
Italian Cookery Course

5 day, 4 night cooking courses are €2,250 per person, single occupancy, excluding flights. All local taxes are included.

4 nights luxury accommodation with chambermaid service each morning, except Sundays.

BOOK
DIRECTLY

When it comes to booking your stay, there’s no better place to do it than through our very own reservations team. Booking Directly with us ensures you receive a whole host of benefits you would not get elsewhere.

BOOK DIRECT

When it comes to booking your stay, there’s no better place to do it than through our very own reservations department. Booking Direct with us ensures you receive a whole host of benefits you would not get elsewhere.

“FOOD SHOULD BE FUN”

(​Thomas Keller – American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer)

MENUS FOR COOKERY CLASSES

These are examples of just some of the dishes of the Monferrato that you will learn to ​prepare and cook during your vacation with us.