Welcome to Truffles in Italy Cooking School – The Place for Lovers of Mediterranean Style Food and Italian Truffles

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Truffles in Italy is a Cooking School in the heart of Italy providing cooking classes for lovers of all things Italian and Mediterranean flavours.


We take you on a creative journey exploring traditional and modern seasonal dishes from around the Med. Above all, we’ll inspire you to get creative and make a dish truly your own.


Set in stunning countryside, the school offers a range of courses from Pasta and Classic Italian, Cooking with Truffles, preparing the-all essential Italian Aperitivo or Cooking Fun for all the Family and more.

About Me

Welcome to my site. I am Jana, food lover, cooking instructor and truffle hunter.  I manage our guest house with cooking school and creative art retreat, in the heart of the Italian Le Marche region. I am passionate about creating inspiring and delicious meals, which combine all the fantastic flavours, textures and colours of the Med. Did you know that Mediterranean diet is known as the brain & body healthiest diet there is? 

I create dishes that combine traditional recipes with a modern twist to maximise the benefits of each ingredient. As well as teaching classes in my Italian country kitchen, I also teach on-line classes for healthy ageing, dementia and chronic disease prevention for a UK healthy ageing platform. I enjoy helping people on their journey to healthy ageing through better and more delicious eating.

I also love spending time on country walks with my truffle lagotto dogs and guests, hunting for the precious white and black truffle and then creating superb dishes with this aromatic tuber and pairing them with the best Italian wines. Did I make you hungry for more yet? 

Then why not join us here in Italy for a fun culinary experience on your next holiday or join me from afar in an on-line class.


See in Italy soon! 


Our Cooking Courses

Cooking with Truffles (1/2)day

Cooking with Truffles. From making truffle pasta, meat dishes, infused oils and salsa and understanding the culinary possibilities of the different aromatic tubers.

Beyond Pasta - Italian Cooking Class (1/2 day)

Pasta La vista! In this class we will prepare a seasonal 4 course menu that is easy enough to re-produce and adapt at home. Suitable for various dietary requirements.

Kids & Family Cooking Class (1/2 day)

A fun cooking class for all the family. Inspire healthy eating through creative cooking. We will produce culinary art works that don't only look cool but are also delicious to eat.

Pasta Making Class (1/2 day)

Once you made this this classic Italian staple in our farmhouse cantina, you will not want to go back to store pasta. We will produce 3 types of pasta and sauces to accompany each pasta shape.

Happy Hour Aperitivi & Apericena Class (evening)

In this class you will learn to create the perfect Italian cocktails accompanied by those delicious and beautiful presented stuzzichini.

Seafood Dishes of Le Marche

Discover the rich variety of Seafood dishes from the region of Marche. All along the Adriatic Coast-line different fresh seafood and fish is served.

Join Us!

Join the fun at our Farmhouse Cantina at The Retreat in Le Marche, the heart of Italy!


What better way to enjoy those culinary experiences with like-minded people at our cooking school and being able to apply those new cooking skills when preparing meals for family and friends back home.

Featured Recipes

Dinner Recipes

Traditional Limoncello

This classic Italian Limoncello recipe is an absolute must try. It is super easy to prepare is fantastic added to lemon sorbetto or as a ‘digestivo’ after any fish or sea-food dish. The hardest thing about this home-made Limoncello is mustering the patience to let it mature to full flavour. 

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