Just a great experience! The two of us with our own personalized pasta cooking class in one of the highly decorated rooms in the winery. A really informative class too - we learned the basic pasta recipe, then how to form 5 different types of pasta.....really transferable skills for when we get back home. The best part of course was eating the lunch with our pasta cooked into two different dishes by the chef with accompanying wines. Bonuses include tours of the winery and of the cellars. Cannot recommend this school highly enough...go on spoil yourselves you will remember it for a long time!
John F., Australia
Visit authentic Tuscan winery near Siena and learn how Chianti Classico is made
Explore ancient castle with beautiful gardens and romantic towers
Prepare delicious handmade pasta dishes with professional chef
Taste top-rated wines paired with dishes you've prepared during seated meal
The castle you will be cooking in is also one of Tuscany's prime producers of great wines, and is a wonderful experience to include in your Tuscan holiday. Your half-day cooking lesson starts with a guided tour of this stunning Tuscan winery. Your amiable English-speaking guide will tell you about the castle's history and its role in the epic battles between Florence and Siena. You'll also learn about the Chianti Classico wine-making process.
By now, you'll be ready for put your knowledge to use in the cooking lesson near Florence. The estate's professional chef will be waiting for you, along with an English-speaking interpreter. The menu for your Cooking Class in a Tuscany Winery Near Siena will likely include different pasta varieties, a second course featuring traditionally cooked meat, dessert, and coffee, all of which will be paired with delightful local red and white wines.
The cooking lesson can include tagliatelle and tortellini or ravioli, those wonders of Italian culinary inventiveness. All of these glorious handmade pasta shapes will be accompanied by their proper sauces, which your professional chef and English interpreter will guide you through.
The dishes you will have jointly prepared will be enjoyed by all at a sumptuously-set table in this lovely estate near Siena.
Visit of historic and functioning Tuscan castle and winery.
Interactive cooking class with professional chef specialized in regional dishes. This class is not guaranteed to be private - others may join to create a small group.
Preparation of a 3-course menu that can be customized for special requests.
Full seated lunch of Tuscan regional prepared dishes, paired with wonderful local red and white wines.
Transportation to/from the castle is not included in this half day of cooking. The castle is located near Radda in Chianti, about 1 hour south of Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. If you do not have your own transportation, please let us know if you'd like a quote for a private transfer to and from the class. If you are staying in Florence, you might be interested in the Cooking Class in a Winery near Florence instead, which is reachable with public transportation.
Upon booking, please email us about any food allergies or preferences you may have. We will gladly accommodate you.