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Ricotta Making Workshop

March 9 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 9th
 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Chef Maria Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
 Beginning – Intermediate
Sliding Scale:
$60 / $80 / $100

About the class

Learn how to make your own fresh and creamy ricotta cheese from scratch in this hands-on workshop. Ricotta cheese is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many dishes, from appetizers to desserts. You will learn the basics of cheese making, including the equipment, ingredients, and techniques needed to produce ricotta at home. You will also learn how to make ricotta gnocchi, a type of soft and fluffy dumpling, and a simple tomato sauce to go with it. At the end of the workshop, you will enjoy a delicious meal of ricotta gnocchi with tomato sauce, and take home some ricotta cheese to use in your own recipes. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone who loves cheese.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Chef / Instructor

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil,” a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and V. Sattui Winery. She also teaches classes in-person and online at culinary centers in the SF Bay Area and at Milk Street in Boston, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

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