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Make Sourdough Bread with lake view

Como, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Elena

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Up to 4 people
Includes food

What you'll do

I''ll teach you how to make homemade SOURDOUGH BREAD & FOCACCIA. You will learn the basic bread-making steps: kneading, folding, forming and cooking.
We will make together your own bread that you will cook in my oven, in my home.
My goodbye to you will be a little present: a small amount of my sourdough starter to bring home and let you start your own bread baking experience!
You'll love it!

What's included

  • Food
    Light lunch

Meet your host, Elena

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm 30 years old and I have been working in Social Media for agencies and hotels. 2 years ago I felt I needed to do something less virtual, so I took a bread bakery course at an artisan bakery and I started to become a sourdough baker maniac! I take a diary of my homemade productions in my Instagram profile @IlMioPane_it. This passion became so strong that I decided to share not just photos but also my sourdough starter, delivered all over Italy. So much that a local newspaper published an article about my "social" bread.
In my home I make bread, pizza and italian focaccia knead by hand.
I'm 30 years old and I have been working in Social Media for agencies and hotels. 2 years ago I felt I needed to do something less virtual, so I took a bread bakery course at an artisan bakery and I started to become a sourdough baker maniac! I take a diary of my homemade productions in my Instagram profile @IlMioPane_it. This passion became so strong that I decided to share not just photos but also my sourdough starter, delivered all over Italy. So much that a local newspaper published an artic…
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Where you'll be

During the rising time of the bread I'll enjoy the amazing view of the lake on my terrace.
Then we will share a light lunch, tasting my homemade focaccia and italian bruschette!
After lunch we will cook the bread and you will go away not only with the smell of a freshly baked experience...but also with your nice and tasty bread!
Michelle
October 2019
This was an outstanding experience. I bake a lot at home so I wasn’t sure at first what I would take away other than some yummy breads but I left feeling like I had learned so much new information! Elena was kind, funny and baking with her felt like I was over at a friends house for a girls night. The time went by so fast and in between cooking we laughed, and shared stories. This experience is so personal and so special and truly the highlight of my trip. Elena is even shared her social media with me so we could keep in touch. If you’re in Como, or even Milan this is a must do activity. You’ll leave with a full belly, some of your own sourdough starter and a new friend!
This was an outstanding experience. I bake a lot at home so I wasn’t sure at first what I would take away other than some yummy breads but I left feeling like I had learned so much…
Spencer
August 2019
Elena was knowledge, kind, and very welcoming! She was clearly passionate about her work, and it made for an unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend!
Anna
August 2019
What a delightfully surprising experience! I’ve wanted to learn to make sourdough for years. Elena taught us to make sourdough bread AND two flavors of focaccia. She made a delicious, local lunch for us to enjoy as well. We were not expecting such a comprehensive experience! One of the best parts was that the class was taught on her large balcony overlooking the panoramic views of lake como. I cannot imagine a better way to spend an afternoon. A day I’ll never forget !
What a delightfully surprising experience! I’ve wanted to learn to make sourdough for years. Elena taught us to make sourdough bread AND two flavors of focaccia. She made a delicio…
Natalia
March 2019
Such a fun day! Elena was so great. We cooked amazing bread, ate an awesome lunch including local meat and cheeses, and we took in the beautiful views from her apartment. She was such a great host. I got to take my loaf of bread back to my hostel and shared it with my friends for breakfast the next day. She even sent me home with some starter for my future bread making!
Such a fun day! Elena was so great. We cooked amazing bread, ate an awesome lunch including local meat and cheeses, and we took in the beautiful views from her apartment. She was…
Ryan
January 2019
Elena’s class was an unforgettable experience for my fiancé and I. We learned how to make incredible focaccia and sourdough bread in her beautiful apartment that overlooks the city and lake. On top of that, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, coffee and wine. We recommend this experience without hesitation. Thank you Elena!
Elena’s class was an unforgettable experience for my fiancé and I. We learned how to make incredible focaccia and sourdough bread in her beautiful apartment that overlooks the city…
Crystal
November 2018
We had the BEST time with Elena. She taught us a lot about bread making. The experience was very comfortable, warm, fun and we laughed a lot. We had the best time baking, lunching and cheese tasting! It was a fantastic time and I highly recommend this experience! Elena is very warm and conversational, we chatted a lot about bread, gardening, Italy, etc. Hope you have time for this most amazing experience! :) :) -Crystal and Terrance, USA -Seattle
We had the BEST time with Elena. She taught us a lot about bread making. The experience was very comfortable, warm, fun and we laughed a lot. We had the best time baking, lunch…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.