Calling budding master chefs! Have you ever wanted to learn to make gnocchi? Well, now you have the chance to channel your inner-nonna and learn how to make light and airy gnocchi at home. Gnocchi originates in Northern Italy, where the colder climate was better for growing potatoes than grain.
A classic Italian pasta, these pillowy potato dumplings make for a hearty meal no matter how you serve them – whether it’s baked with creamy cheeses, sautéed with wintery veggies, dressed in a tangy tomato sauce… you name it.
The most common way to prepare gnocchi today is to combine mashed potatoes with flour, forming bite-sized balls of dough; though, other more modern variations include ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, spinach, pumpkin, Gorgonzola and many more.
It’s a wonderful Italian dish that people love to learn to make for themselves and it’s fun to make too – especially in a group or with a group of friends Popular amongst both locals and visitors to the Hunter Valley, Hermitage Lodge’s award-winning restaurant Il Cacciatore specialises in Northern Italian inspired cuisine and are renowned for their annual gnocchi making classes which form a part of the annual Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival.
This year, the gnocchi making classes are being held on Saturday 8th and Saturday 22nd of June from 11am with a minimum of ten people per class.
So if you love Italian food and want to learn to make gnocchi in a fun, hands-on environment with a small group of like-minded individuals who don’t mind getting down and dirty (floury) – contact
Il Cacciatore on 4998 7639 to book your spot.