Spending the day in cooking school near Rathdowney today has to be a highlight for me and WMBM as we joined new friends in Pizze alla Pietro! What a treat to be taught by the experts and spend a day with Desley and Pietro Agnoletto at Classi di Cucina Italiana. From a delightful cook-your-own morning tea, to calzone and pizzas-to-diet-for. We learnt so much - history and technical expertise all shared with samplings of local wines from the Rathdowney area. Desley and Pietro once cooked thousand of pizzas for Uni students at St Lucia and now offer a quieter paced, intimate setting for learning the finer arts of Italian cuisine. We chose wood fired pizzas - and will return for a pasta and sauces master class in the near future. WMBM and Pietro (above) led the creation of eight delicious offerings - including a desert pizza to finish. Desley and Pietro's property is a nature refuge that also accommodated numerous alpacas, Cairo the camel, numerous goannas and a plethora of naturally occurring wildlife!