A welcoming farmhouse, with a wonderfully relaxed and cordial feel. Thanks to our hosts and the structure of the course, we learned so much about Tuscan cooking. We really feel as if we got to know this terrific land a little better through its foods and flavors. This is an experience not to miss, and we'd recommend it highly!
Rudy N., Switzerland
Learn to make homemade pasta with friendly English-speaking Tuscan chef
Roll up your sleeves and cook with local products in Tuscan villa from 1300s
Taste top-rated wines paired with lunch and enjoy beautiful Tuscan countryside
Enjoy close proximity to San Gimignano for an exploration following class
On arrival at this lovely old farmhouse close to both Florence and Siena, your hosts, a local Tuscan family, will greet you warmly and welcome you into their home. You'll learn about traditional Tuscan cooking, with an emphasis on the great cucina povera and the history of this wonderful peasant-style approach to cooking found here in Tuscany.
Under the watchful eye of Fulvio, your expert English-speaking home chef, you'll create a menu of classic Tuscan dishes like panzanella, bruschetta, two types of handmade pastas, a meat dish, and accompanying local vegetables. Come and discover the simplistic beauty of Tuscan cuisine, and the role that fresh ingredients play in this regional cuisine rooted in the deep poverty that struck the country during war times.
This wonderful half-day cooking class exploring traditional Tuscan recipes in a beautiful old farmhouse now lovingly restored to its former glory, will open a world of authentic food experiences to you. Upon completion of the hands-on cooking portion of your cooking class near Florence and Siena, you'll be seated for a full meal composed of the dishes you've prepared with your English-speaking chef.
During this cooking course and meal, you'll gain a new appreciation of the Tuscan cucina povera, a culinary art form in which all ingredients must compliment each other. This deeper understanding of regional Italian cooking history can help make your dining and cooking experiences even fuller, and will give you additional insight into the wonderful food, wine and hospitality unique to Tuscany.
Cooking instruction and preparation of full Tuscan country-style meal, including two handmade pastas.
Full seated lunch of prepared dishes paired with three wonderful local wines.
Learn traditional recipes in a convivial English-speaking environment.
22% VAT taxes.
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The farm is located near San Gimignano and halfway between Florence and Siena. You must have a car, or you can contact us for an estimate for a private driver to reach the location (prices for a driver start from 230 for two people). This class is not guaranteed to be private, however groups are always small, with to 6 people max. If you are interested in a strictly private class please contact us.
SPECIAL NOTE: Upon booking, please e-mail us about any food allergies or preferences you may have. We will gladly accommodate you.