If you've ever found yourself wandering through Davis Square you've likely stopped by Dave's Fresh Pasta. The specialty wine & food retailer is your one stop shop for all things awesome -- handmade pastas and sauces, local craft beers, imported olive oils and wines, homemade sandwiches... the list is endless. They're also no strangers to offering up generous samples of deliciously unique snacks and artisanal cheeses. In short, it's the perfect place to get lost for a couple of hours.
Another perk? They've also got a great offering of wine tastings and cooking classes, which make for the perfect gift for any food-loving friend. The classes range in topics, and usually cost around $50. Meesh and I recently attended their Mozzarella Making class with a few friends, led by none other than Lourdes of Fiore di Nonno.
The class started off with some background information, including some history behind traditional mozzarella making, followed by some snacks, wine tasting, and then a chance to try our hand at making some of our own stuff. The two and a half hour class flew by, and everyone had such a great time, each leaving with containers full of their own homemade mozzarella. The attendees of the class ranged in age from as young as 10 up to 40+. Here are some photos from our experience there, one I'd highly recommend to anyone who's looking to explore their culinary interests in a fun, group setting.
Dave's Fresh Pasta
81 Holland Street
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.