Discover the true heart of Italian Cuisine at The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School in Oxfordshire with Ursula Ferrigno

If you’re passionate about Italian cuisine and seeking an authentic cookery lesson experience, look no further than The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School in Oxfordshire. Under the expert guidance of renowned chef Ursula Ferrigno, our school offers an unparalleled journey into the heart of Italian food. Here’s why The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School stands out as the perfect place to immerse yourself in the flavours and traditions of this wonderfully food diverse country.

Italian Cooking Classes – Learn from the Acclaimed Italian Chef, Ursula Ferrigno

At The Jericho Kitchen, you have the unique opportunity to learn from Ursula Ferrigno, an acclaimed Italian chef and cookery teacher who trained at Leiths in London and who still teaches on the diploma course. In fact, Ursula is listed by The Guardian as one of the top 10 chefs to learn to cook with. With a rich heritage rooted in the Naples region of southern Italy, she brings a wealth of knowledge and authentic techniques passed down through generations. Her deep understanding of regional Italian cuisine, combined with her passion for teaching, ensures that every class is a delightful and educational experience. We put the emphasis on a fun learning environment.

Authentic Regional Recipes

Italian cuisine is incredibly diverse, with each region boasting its own unique flavours and dishes. At The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School, we celebrate this diversity by offering classes that focus on the specific cooking traditions of various Italian regions. Whether it’s the rich, hearty dishes of Tuscany or the fresh, vibrant flavours of Sicily, you’ll learn to create authentic regional recipes that capture the essence of Italian cooking.

Hands-On Learning Experience

One of the key aspects of our cookery school is the hands-on learning experience. Under Ursula’s expert guidance, you’ll engage in every step of the cooking process, from selecting the freshest ingredients to mastering traditional cooking techniques. This immersive approach not only helps you gain confidence in skills like bread making, pasta making or even baking but also ensures you gain a deeper love of just how wonderfully simple and easy Italian food is to make at home.

Intimate Class Sizes

We believe that learning to cook should be a personal and engaging experience. That’s why we keep our class sizes small, allowing for plenty of one-on-one interaction with Ursula. This intimate setting ensures that everyone can share in Ursula’s passion and joy and gain confidence through this.

The Best Ingredients

At The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School, we emphasise the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients. We source the finest produce, whether it is Worthy Earth vegetables (grown right here in Oxfordshire), Ogglio olive oil (Oxford-based Guiseppe has his own olive grove in Sicily) or flours from Wessex Mill (milled on the farm where The Cart Shed is located), to ensure that every dish you prepare is bursting with flavour. Ursula’s keen eye for quality ingredients will also teach you how and where to buy the best products.

Explore Italian Culture

Cooking at The Jericho Kitchen is not just about food; it’s about experiencing Italian culture. Ursula’s storytelling brings the traditions and history of each region to life, enriching your class. You’ll leave with not just recipes but also a deeper understanding and appreciation of Italy’s rich culinary heritage.

Ideal Location in the Heart of the South Oxfordshire Countryside

The Jericho Kitchen Cookery School is located in the heart of the South Oxfordshire countryside at The Cart Shed, a converted 19th century barn with exposed beams and views over the wild flower meadow on the farm. With ample parking and easy access from London, Henley and Reading, our venue is the perfect place to escape the madness of the outside world and switch off – let us spoil you for a while.

Perfect for All Skill Levels

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a complete beginner, our classes cater for all skill levels. Ursula’s approachable teaching style ensures that everyone feels welcome and can progress at their own pace. You’ll find yourself quickly gaining confidence in your cooking abilities, ready to impress friends and family with your new skills.

Join a Community of Food Lovers

At The Jericho Kitchen, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of food enthusiasts. Our classes are a great way to meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for Italian cuisine. The friendships and connections you make here will enrich your day and provide lasting memories.

Book Your Class Today


If you’re ready to try one of our cookery classes and want to book a class, then just head to our website:
Under the expert guidance of Ursula Ferrigno, you’ll discover the joy of authentic Italian cooking and take home a passion for great food and a good pinch of joy that will last a lifetime.

We look forward to welcoming you.
Emma and Ursula