The cooking classes were tremendously enjoyable, and while we did not create any Cordon Bleu chefs, we have a bunch of initiates who now know what good pasta is like! Thanks again, J. Hawke
Authentic cooking class with genuine Italian grandmother in farmhouse
Use organic vegetables and herbs, and the freshest local ingredients
Preparation of incredible lunch or dinner to enjoy with your hosts
True Italian hospitality in the beautiful Tuscan countryside
Conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from Siena's city center
A short 15-minute drive will take you from the beautiful medieval town of Siena and into the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Here, you'll arrive at this rustic, charming farmhouse that is also a working bed & breakfast (farm stay). The Italian farm's nonna and her English-speaking assistant will greet you upon your arrival and you will be introduced to their typical Tuscan farm where you'll immediately have a hands-on experience harvesting the ingredients for your class. In the kitchen, your experienced home chef will let you in on the secrets of her traditional dishes, prepared with the excellent local products you have collected such as the farm's own eggs, home-grown vegetables and herbs, cheese and extra-virgin olive oil produced by neighboring farms.
During the cooking course you will get hands-on experience making two first course dishes such as tagliatelle or gnocchi that you can later replicate in your own kitchen. These pasta dishes will be accompanied by excellent traditional sauces you'll learn to create while cooking next to your home chef. You will also make a main dish such as Chicken fillet in Vin Santo, Saltimbocca farm-style, or Chicken or rabbit with saffron. No meal is complete without a delicious dessert, so you'll learn to make a decadent Tiramisu or Chocolate fudge cake.
And now the best part: a seated lunch or dinner to enjoy the delicious dishes you have created during your Tuscan cooking class on this lovely farmhouse in the heart of the Siena countryside. This will be a day cooking class and meal you will never forget!
Hands-on half-day cooking class with enthusiastic home chef and English-speaking interpreter.
Harvest of fresh, organic ingredients directly from the farm's organic garden.
Expertly-guided preparation of 2 pasta dishes, main dish, and dessert.
Delicious meal of prepared dishes, accompanied by local wine and water.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
Please be aware that transportation to the cooking class on the farm is not included. The farm is located about 15 minutes from Siena's city center, and is easily reached by car. If you would like a quote for a private transfer, please let us know and we will be happy to send you one.
SPECIAL NOTE: Classes of more than 8 people may be possible. Please inquire if your group is larger than 8 people and we will do our best to accommodate your request.