April 29: Torta Rustica Napoletana – Savory Easter Pie Class

April 29: Torta Rustica Napoletana - Savory Easter Pie Class

Join us for this à la carte class on: Saturday, April 29

Torta rustica Napoletana is a savory pie made with a flaky crust filled with soft ricotta cheese, egg, and a mix of diced charcuterie, mozzarella, and pecorino cheese. It is a traditional dish from Naples, usually served as an antipasto for Easter.

The crust is sweet and it’s the same family recipe that I use to make cookies or tarts. The sweet crust has a light, delicate flavor balanced by the bolder flavor of the savory filling. The result is a delicious and hearty pie that can be served with a salad or other side dishes.

Key Ingredients
– 00 double zero flour
– ricotta
– Parmigiano cheese (or a mixture of parmigiano and pecorino Romano)
– charcuterie: a mix of prosciutto and salami
– mozzarella or provolone cheese


When are live cooking classes held?
Online classes will be on Saturdays, around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy. Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.


How much does each class cost?
A la carte classes are $37 per device. Want to save 35% on live classes? Learn about becoming a Chicca’s Cooking Club member.


When will I know what ingredients to purchase for the classes?
The full recipe and list of ingredients for each class are already published on each Class page, so you can start to prepare for future classes as soon as you enroll. You will also receive a shopping list by email about one week in advance, with a reminder the day before class.


When is the latest I can enroll in a class?
Enrollment will stay open until the last minute. However, for the best experience, we recommend enrolling at least 24 hours in advance – and even further in advance if you need extra time to shop for ingredients. Additionally, important instructions will be sent out the day before each class.


What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?
Participants will have access to video recordings of any class they purchase. That way you can watch the replay (and cook) whenever is most convenient for you.


How does it work? Do I need a special program to participate in the class?
Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate (we’ll send all the instructions on how to use Zoom if you register for a class). Class information and video replays will be hosted on this website. You will set up a password to access your class page when you enroll.

Important, class communications will be sent out via email.
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