Cook Like a True Italian at Classi di Cucina Italiana

Who doesn't love Italian food? Mouthwatering pastas, smoky woodfired pizzas, and let's not forget GELATO!

Italian cuisine is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world but it can also be one of the most challenging to get right. I don't know about you, but every time we try our hand at making pizzas at home we can never quite capture that authentic Italian flare! It's always missing something...

If you can relate than you will be happy to know we have found the solution to all your Italian cooking catastrophes, and it's only about an hour out of Brisbane! Classi di Cucina Italian Cooking School, located in the gorgeous Scenic Rim, turns everyday cooks into mastri della cucina! (masters of the kitchen)

The school is owned and operated by the Agnoletto's who you may remember from Brisbane's famous Schonell Pizza Cafe, well known for it's A to Z gourmet pizza menu, and tasty minestrone soup!

Nestled in a tranquil, country setting near the glorious Mt. Barney, Classi di Cucina, beautifully recreates authentic Italian dishes using fresh, local produce.  The class is very intimate and hands on so you can be sure you will get the appropriate level of attention you need to nail the perfect wood fired pizza! If pizza isn't your thing the class also offers pasta, gnocchi, risotto and many more classic Italian foods. After a fun day of cooking, sit back and feast on your mouthwatering creations with a bottle of local wine! Bellissimo!

A visit to Classi di Cucina is not only an opportunity to learn more about Italian cooking, it's also a relaxing weekend escape from the city. Take a stroll through the Scenic Rim's biggest sculpture garden, which features pieces by local and international artist. During your stroll you will no doubt be greeted by the beautiful peacocks and other wildlife that call the property home.

For more information and bookings, visit the Classi Di Cucina Itlaiana website - available here.

And for information on all the fantastic events happening in the Scenic Rim and throughout Queensland check out the It's Live in Queensland calendar- available here.

Words by Chelsea Hawkins

Gelato Messina Opens Largest Store Ever in Brisbane

Photo: Gelato Messina
You may have heard the exciting news circulating over social media in the last 24 hours and we are here to confirm that the rumors are indeed true!

All your gelato prayers have been answered- Australia's best gelato makers ,Gelato Messina, are FINALLY coming to Brisbane this October. 

That's right no longer will you have to make the drive down to Cooly to get your sweet fix! 

The glorious shop will call Melbourne Street in South Brisbane home and is anticipated to be the largest Gelato Messina in Australia! Over 200 square metres of decadent, gelato goodness...we are impatiently counting down the days til October.

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram, Click Here.