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Free Online Gnocchi Cooking Class

Join us for a fun and interactive class, live from Tuscany!


Easy Handmade Flour Gnocchi with Pancetta and Peas

Online Class - Live from Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany

August 3, 2024 (Saturday)

10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy

Before each Chicca’s Cooking Club season starts, we offer a free online class live from Tuscany, normally $37 value. We want to gather people around the world in their kitchens, connect together and cook with them one of the most famous handmade Italian pasta: gnocchi! Our free classes are very popular and with many participants, in January 2021 we counted about 600 registrations on 4 continents, 14 countries, 23 states in the USA. Don’t miss the next free class!


Once you enroll, we’ll provide you with a fun and interactive online cooking class through Zoom. You’ll receive a confirmation email with the recipe, a detailed shopping list and the tools you need, the Zoom link. We will broadcast live from my home kitchen in Tuscany for a delicious experience. At the end of the class we’ll send you the video class replay that you can watch at your own convenience. Just click it and connect from wherever you are!


We’ll cook together Gnocchi from scratch paired with a peas and pancetta sauce. If you’re not expert on making gnocchi, this is the easiest homemade gnocchi recipe ready in 30 minutes.
Made without potatoes, this recipe is prepared just with flour and water and we’ll learn also how to make a delicious sauce to pair with gnocchi.


• We’ll send you the shopping list as soon as you sign up

• Free class is on Saturdays at 10:30am PT1:30pm ET7:30pm Italy

• The free class is usually between 60 and 90 minutes

• Class is on Zoom – no special account necessary

• We’ll provide a class video replay to watch on your own time


Chicca Maione
Owner & Founder

Chicca is your food enthusiast Italian friend and teacher! With over 20 years experience teaching cooking classes, she loves to share her knowledge about home cooking from her family heritage. She’ll help you build skills to cook delicious meals in your own kitchen while bringing to life the culture of Tuscany.

About me


Arnaud Bachelard
Copywriter & Photographer

Arnaud, a guy of many passions and talents, is the gentleman behind the camera. Born in France, he traveled across the world and now lives with Chicca in Tuscany. He’s the creator of all the pictures and handles the camera during online classes, capturing every little detail of the cooking process for you.


Denise Ransome
Partner & Co-host

Denise is our business partner and co-host. She owns her own creative retreat space in Oregon and is a seasoned project manager. She has cooked with Chicca in her kitchen in  Tuscany. This gives her first-hand knowledge to help create an incredible cooking experience for our cooking community.


Jedd & Michelle Chang
Event Managers

Jedd and Michelle are the behind scene team. As a nomadic couple, they are passionate about cross-cultural exchange. Pros at running events online and offline, they have lived and worked with Chicca for several months, assisting with her classes and cooking vacations in Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany.



  • "The recipes Chicca guides us through via Zoom from her Tuscan farmhouse teaching simple and easy recipes! I would never have attempted to make gnocchi without her guidance. Now I feel confident to make it for my family. An afternoon spent cooking with Chicca always leads to a great day ~ and an outstanding meal!"

    A delightful experience
  • "Lively, personable Chicca gave a fun online cooking experience using fresh, simple ingredients. You realize that the very best of Italian cooking is the fresh, simple ingredients prepared in a simple way. Grazie for the delicious recipe!"

    Virtual Tuscany, almost like you were there
  • "My friend and I made Saturday’s recipe last night here in Scottsdale AZ, and it turned out fabulous! The semolina dough was the perfect texture and making the pasta was a delight. The sauce was simple and delicious. I had no idea I could make something this delightful. Thank you Chicca!!"

  • "Chicca’s online cooking classes are excellent! Her style of Tuscan cooking is healthy, fresh, and very satisfying. Her Pasta e Fagioli recipe is by far the best I have ever made. Her classes are easy to follow and the recipes are concise and clear. I love her gnocchi class... yum!"

    Chicca’s Tuscan Yum
  • "I love everything about this class - the prep, the zoom connection to everyone, seeing Chicca’s amazing garden and watching her easy and expert way in the kitchen! Eating the food after class is also pretty wonderful."

    I love everything about this class
  • "Chicca’s classes are so much fun! It’s a wonderful way to learn and have an exceptional meal. I have used all the recipes more than once already."

    I've used all the recipes again
  • "I love cooking something new, learning new skills in the kitchen, and being around Chicca's infectious energy!"

    Highlight of my weekends
  • "I love getting some Italian feel at home now that I have not travelled there yet this year! And I very much like Chicca's recipes and love for veggies and clean eating like myself."

    Next best thing to visiting Italy

Learn more about our Online Chicca’s Cooking Club Membership Program and A’ La Carte Online Cooking Classes.

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