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Learn to Make Gnocchi Like an Italian Nonna!

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.

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