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The activities will take place from 15th October 2015 to May 2016 at the Museum of Rural Culture located in Cipolleto – Gubbio.

Each activity will be preceded by a guided tour of the Museum to enable the pupils to learn about everyday country life in the early 20th century.

Dates and times to be arranged with the Museum staff.

Hands-on cookery (bread)

Target age group: final year of pre-school, primary and secondary school.

Objective: introducing the pupils to an understanding and experimentation of how typical local food products were handled and prepared on a daily basis.

Contents: visit of the Museum of Rural Culture, transferral (at your expense)to the business premises of Kebio to learn about and see at first hand the natural cycle of wheat: from sowing to harvest and through to its transformation into flour. The pupils will then proceed to the Villa Fassia estate where they will use the product to make a small loaf of bread in the traditional way.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 8,00
Period: From October to May

Hands-on cookery (cheese)

Target age group: final year of pre-school, primary and secondary school.

Contents: visit of the Museum of Rural Culture, transferral to the Villa Fassia estate where a brief introduction will be given to the production of milk and its benefits. After an explanation of the process of cheese production, each pupil will make their own small soft cheese.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 7,00
Period: From October to May

Hands-on cookery (‘crescia’ or flat bread)

Target age group: final year of pre-school, primary and secondary school.

Contents: study of the basic ingredients and the method of making ‘crescia’ using video and narration and seeing how it was made in the past. A practical workshop will follow on preparing it under the guidance of someone who really can bear witness to how it used to be done.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: From October to May

Hands-on cookery (handmade egg noodles)

Target age group: final year of pre-school, primary and secondary school.

Contents: the visit to the Museum will be followed by a lesson on making pasta like ‘tagliatelle’ and ‘maltagliati’ by hand. At the end, each pupil will take home a small tray of handmade pasta prepared by themselves.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: From October to May

Cookery workshop activities linked to the calendar cycle of festivities

Target age group: primary school (all years) and secondary school

Objective: understanding and experiencing how typical local dishes linked to specific annual festivals are handled and prepared.

Anything goes at Carnival!

Contents: study of the traditional food served during Carnival and preparation of one of the typical sweets made at this time.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: 17th January 2016 – 9th February 2016

“Let’s saw the’ Vecchia’!”(sweet tart in the shape of a hag)

Contents: oral account of the culinary traditions celebrating the mid-point of Lent and the significance of the custom. Preparation and slicing up the “Vecchia”, with a portion for each participant. To finish up, we’ll all eat it together!!!

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: 12th-19th March 2016

Here comes Easter!

Contents: learning about the rites and traditions connected to Easter time and preparation of either a small cake or cheese bread to take home and eat with the family.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: 11th February -27th March 2016

A sweet Christmas

Contents: studying the kinds of food prepared at Christmas time and the local customs and traditions. Preparation of one of the typical Christmas sweets.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: December

Discovering hemp

Target age group: primary school (all classes) and secondary school

Objective: learning about and appreciating hemp as a cultivated crop, trying out the techniques of spinning, weaving and dying.

Contents: visit of the section devoted to female work, study of the traditional practices of cultivating and making things with hemp, demonstration of domestic spinning and weaving. Finally a small piece of cloth will be woven to take home.

Durat: 3 hours
Cost: € 4,00
Period: From October to May