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"The combined delights of Tita's pizza and Nonie's personality make a visit to their FontanaBella country cooking classes a reason to consider relocating to Umbria"

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Pizza Party!!
Learn to make pizza in a wood burning brick oven

imageWith our Umbriacooks4u Pizza Party, we give you the opportunity to sink your hands into flour and water and to discover the art of kneading dough. While the recipe for pizza dough is basic, the fun that follows is a prescription for a multifaceted afternoon of fun.

You will be surprised at how you learn to handle that dough! You’ll soon be feeling like a Pizzaiolo di Napoli (pizza man from Naples). We provide just about anything you’d want to put on a pizza -- from peppers and mushrooms, to capers, anchovies, ham and sausages. Every one of you can top and season a pizza exactly the way you’d like it. (And remind Nonie to tell you the story behind Pizza Margherita.)

We introduce a few variations of the white pizza very common in Umbria. One is seasoned with sage and onions; another with rosemary and salt, and another with potatoes and cheese. We’ll show you how we prepare the brick oven outside Tita’s hom. For that, we usually call the expert, Signor Piero, Tita’s father. He’s always delighted to show you how he builds up a fire in the oven and how he decides when the oven is ready.

We can also bring the pizza party to the kitchen of wherever you’re renting. Whether you decide to come to Tita’s country home or ask us to bring the pizza party to your villa rental, we guarantee you an afternoon full of fun, lively conversation and plenty of pizza.