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400 Gradi Pizza Masterclass

One of Melbourne's most awarded pizza maestros is sharing his secrets.
By Libby Curran
March 02, 2023
By Libby Curran
March 02, 2023

If you want to learn how to whip up sensational pizza, you should probably learn from the best. And someone who's got that title pretty much wrapped up is Johnny Di Francesco — the pizza-twirling maestro behind Melbourne's renowned 400 Gradi stable, which has taken out the gong for Best Pizzeria in Oceania multiple times.

Di Francesco was the first Aussie ever to nab the True Neapolitan Pizza Association certification, giving him the right to sell traditional Neapolitan pizza. And now, he's sharing his skills and secrets at a fresh series of hands-on pizza-making masterclasses.

With upcoming Saturday sessions on March 18, May 6 and May 27, held at 400 Gradi's Brunswick restaurant, participants will learn how to make a primo pizza from scratch. You'll be guided through mastering the perfect dough, before cooking up a pizza feast to enjoy right there with your class — paired with a glass of Italian vino, of course.

Tickets come in at $200, which also includes a pre-class coffee, all your course notes and extra pizza dough to take home.

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