Trofie al pesto Genovese

Eggless pasta with basil pesto


Class Details

Dish Name: Trofie al pesto Genovese
Dish Description: A challenging pasta seasoned with one of the most flavourful and fresh italian condiments, the basil and pine nuts pesto with a good olive oil and cheeses has no rivals.
Dish Description: Medium
Class Length: 90 minutes
Total Prep. Time: 60 minutes
Total Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Served: 2
Class Language: English
Class Location: Zoom class from Rome, Italy


August 27, 2021
7:00 pm

15 in stock

All classes are over zoom

Class Description

In this cooking class, we’re located in Liguria, the third smallest region in Italy but with one of the strongest local cuisines. We’ll challenge ourselves on one of the most difficult handmade pasta, but trust me, it is 100% worth it. Trofie is typically made by hand, and to make them it’s necessary to practice a lot. The word trofie comes from the local language (Genovese) and means “strofinare” = to rub, by the movement necessary to curl the dough with the palm of the hand, which crawls on the work surface.

We will make the pasta dough using a mix of two flours and hot water, then we will proceed to make an artisanal pesto that has nothing to do with the industrial pesto that people buy in the stores. This sauce will be a nice surprise for you! Watch your space and join the class!


For the pasta: 

  • 100 grams (0.8 cup) Soft Wheat Flour “Type 00” (Cake Flour or All-Purpose Flour)
  • 100 grams (0.6 cup) Semolina Flour
  • 130 grams (0.55 cup) Hot water


For the pesto Genovese:  

  • 50 Basil leaves
  • 20 grams ( 2 ⅓ tbsp) Pine nuts
  • 15 grams ( 2 ½ tbsp) Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • 15 grams ( 2 ½ tbsp) Pecorino Romano, finely grated
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

Tools Used

Below we’ve listed the tools you need to help prepare this recipe. Not all tools are necessary and alternatives for each can be found. If you would like to purchase any of these click on the item and you will be linked to Amazon for check out.
Working surface
Sharp kitchen knife
Cutting board
Immersion blender
Mixing bowl
Plastic wrap

3 Days Before Class

After the booking you will receive the Zoom link by email. The day of class use the link to join the class.

Day Before Class

Make sure to have all your shopping list clear and ready to do grocery. Buy the freshest ingredients, the quality of the ingredients makes the difference.

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