Culinary experiences in Emilia Romagna
Experiences for Professionals
Handmade Pasta
Wines of the Bolognese Hills
Yummy Italy’s Tigella
Yummy Italy’s Chef Table Bespoke Cookery Courses
Yummy Desserts
Balsamic Vinegar Course
View of the vineyards on the hills of Emilia Romagna
Artisan Italian Ice-cream Lollies
Artisan Italian ice-cream
Real Italian Pasta
The Breads of Emilia Romagna
Bologna Food Experience
Real Italian Pasta
The Rolling Vineyards
Classic Emilia
Delicious Italian Cheeses, Garlic and Herbs
Hunting for Truffles
Fresh Egg and Truffle
Mastering Coffee & Barista Course
Baking Bread with Yummy Italy
Using Fresh Ingredients
Fine Italian Cheeses - Parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano and more
Learn Cookery Skills with Yummy
Experience Classic Balsamic Vinegar
Yummy Italian Cuisine
Emilian Pastry
Come cook Emilian breads
Special Orange Italian coffee
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YUMMY ITALY: Your definitive Emilia Romagna food and wine experts.

Welcome to Yummy Italy and Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, recently declared by Forbes Magazine as the gastronomic capital of the world. Emilia Romagna is the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar, Prosciutto di Parma and those iconic dishes known the world over such as Lasagne, Tortellini, Tortelloni, Tagliatelle and Ragù alla Bolognese. It has the highest concentration of certified PDO and PGI products of any other region in the world.  It is also home to the beautiful cities of Bologna, Modena, Parma, Ravenna and Piacenza. 

Yummy Italy is run by a qualified Sommelier and offers courses, experiences, eatineraries and food consulting services for professional lovers of food...and food professionals (chefs, food buyers, consultants and restaurant or deli owners). We pride ourselves on creating bespoke programmes for all our guests. Perhaps you are food and wine lovers and fancy a different kind of honeymoon or wedding anniversary? Always wanted to learn how to make authentic, Italian, artisan gelato or discover the wines of Emilia Romagna? Would you like to know more about making authentic Italian coffee, working with one of Italy's top coffee experts? Or how about working together with some of our expert pasta makers to make genuine lasagne, tortellini, tortelloni or tagliatelle - and the real 'Ragù or Bolognese sauce? Are you a chef and want an in-depth insight into the techniques and true culinary traditions of the region? 

Our aim is to bring people together to create unique and unforgettable experiences, establishing a true gastronomic dialogue between our guests, chefs, wine-makers and artisan producers.

Yummy Italy was created to share our passion for Italian and, more specifically, Emilian culinary authenticity with food and wine lovers and professionals as well as discerning gourmets.  We work together with the region’s finest chefs, artisan producers and food and wine experts to provide guests with an insider view of the delights and the secrets of Emilian cuisine and its iconic dishes and products that are renowned the world over.  We prefer small, artisan producers who promote organic and sustainable farming and production methods. It is these people and the love for their land, animals and product who inspire us on a daily basis. 

We also have extensive experience working with VIPs and can organise culinary experiences with utmost confidentiality. 

Check out our Social Media pages (click right) to see what we are up to on a daily basis. 

Great British Chefs magazine said about us: “Helena at Yummy Italy gave us access to some amazing producers we would never have known how to find via mainstream channels. Her expert knowledge of the forty-plus PDO and IGP products in Emilia Romagna and of the wines of the region are second to none and her contact list is invaluable”.

Welcome to Emilia Romagna. Welcome to Yummy Italy. 



  • "A heartfelt thank you, Helena, for organising a truly memorable weekend for my husband and myself. We enjoyed every aspect of the 5* Gastronomy Experience. Non of this would have been possible without your organisation, but what made it really special was your personal touch."

    Pier T. United Kingdom, The 5* Gastronomy Experience

  • "Thank you once again VERY much for looking after us on our trip and for organising everything so perfectly. We spent a fantastic two days. The wives were also happy….which is the most important thing. Once again, thank you, thank you."

    Roman Z. Czech Republic

  • "I am so glad you persuaded us to join in the cooking classes as they were great fun. We learnt so much about the food of Emilia Romagna, especially about the Balsamic Vinegars. I will never look at a bottle at the supermarket in the same way again. Thanks for making it a perfect couple of days for us. "

    Michel D. USA

  • "On behalf of the group, I would like to thank you so much for organising a most fascinating, instructive and creative day. The day truffle hunting and cooking with truffles was very interesting and now we can really appreciate why truffles are so costly. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Helena, we are so much ‘gastronomically’ richer for the experience."

    Jutta B. Switzerland

  • "You have no idea how wonderful it was to surprise my wife with the 5* Gastronomy Experience and how thrilled she was with this kind of ‘full immersion’ into the food of Emilia. The organisation of all the activities was more than professional, because there was always some small detail and a personal touch that was prevalent throughout."

    Patrick & Wyn H. United Kingdom

  • "Thank you so much for organising the ‘Mastering Gelato’ course for my family, which was fantastic. The accommodation with Cristina and Umberto was lovely and the views stunning. We are all ‘gelato’d’ out at home – our daughters are so enthusiastic and our kitchen has almost become a gelato-making laboratory! I wish we had stayed longer and done the full day course, but I guess it’s a great excuse to come back!"

    Miranda R. United Kingdom

  • "An incredible experience all round! I had never heard of the Bologna wines, but I have to say they are a wonderful discovery.I have ordered 4 cases of Pignoletto from the wine cellar we visited and I really look forward to opening them and sharing them at my birthday party shortly."

    Matthias & Rosa F., Germany

  • "The Emilia experience was a rare treat. Your knowledge of the foods, products and wines of the region as well as your passion and enthusiasm are praiseworthy, Helena. The whole experience was truly unique."

    Marty & Mari D. USA

  • "We just wanted to say how much fun we had doing the Classic Emilia cooking course and also wanted to thank you for organising everything, down to the last detail, with such short notice. We really learnt some amazing recipes and my Bolognese sauce or ‘Ragù’ has taken on a whole new lease of life."

    Belinda S. United Kingdom

  • "We wanted to thank you for making us make feel unique and special during our two day stay in the Bologna hills. We learnt so much about the foods and products of the region and your knowledge is never-ending, but most of all, the attention to your guests is very personal and we felt truly spoilt. We are getting older, so don’t know if another European trip is on the cards, but we will certainly spread the ‘Yummy Italy’ word among our friends."

    Deepak & Lydia S. USA

  • "On behalf of my group, thank you a hundred times for the perfect days we spent in Bologna and Modena. Driving the Ferraris into the hills was an exhilarating experience, eating the amazing food and (for those not driving) tasting the really delicious wines was wonderful. See you soon!"

    Adriaan L., & company. Netherlands

  • "Just to say how interesting the ‘Taste of Yummy Bologna’ walking tour was. It is years of knowledge packed into a day. Who knew that delicious pasta could be inspired by Venus’ navel and golden hair? The secret of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore was really funny too. Seriously though, this one day tour is a true full immersion into the best food in Emilia Romagna. Worth every penny and definitely a reason to come back. Thank you."

    Betje & Frans K. & family. Netherlands

  • "Organising my 50th birthday party in a Bolognese medieval tower was a risk that paid off. I am so glad that I listened to your advice. Thank you so much for organising a truly perfect event – a wonderful Bologna food tour, some amazing tastings, but most of all, all the tiny details that made it a truly memorable birthday weekend for my guests and myself."

    Arndt B. Germany

  • "My colleagues and I are all self-confessed wine snobs, but we were so glad you persuaded us to explore and taste the local wines. They were surprisingly good and should definitely get more publicity. Thank you so much for organising the Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar visits too and the food tastings with the wine. The Balsamic, above all, was a true revelation for all of us!"

    Jean-Marie T. & group. France

  • "We are now totally hooked on truffles. What an awesome experience! Gianluca, the truffle hunter was so friendly and his wonderful dogs were so cute and brilliantly trained. I’m so glad that we managed to find some truffles too. Thank you for explaining everything so thoroughly. We’ll be back to learn to cook with them soon! "

    Gary & Zelda G. USA


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