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At the Tuscookany Cooking Cooking classes, you will be taught and coached by one of our Italian chefs who all speak English. They bring generations of experience of Italian cooking and Mediterranean cooking to the well equipped kitchens of our grandiose villas.

All our chefs believe that the only way to learn to cook is to do it yourself. While they will demonstrate the techniques, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and put what you have seen into practice. The lessons are informal and the chefs are flexible and willing to add those special dishes you always wanted to learn how to make.  


Our chefs are free to create their own menu's for the cooking lessons however emphasis is on Tuscan dishes which are easy to make and where its easy to find the ingredients back at home.  As all meals are made fresh, the menu's do vary according to the season.    

While you will learn to make pasta on all courses, the sauces, appetisers, desserts and main courses vary a lot.   When contemplating which course you would like to go on we recommend you look to see which menu, chef and accommodation appeals to you most.   All chefs are highly experienced and will guide you and inspire you.

Dietary restrictions

All three our chefs are happy to accommodate your dietary requirements.  We frequently have guests on the course with allergies, intolerences, vegetarians, vegans or other diet restrictions and the chefs can adapt the menu accordingly.  

Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose intolrent or have celiac disease the chefs will teach you alternatives so that you do not feel left out.   Let us know when booking so we can warn the chef in advance.  Please note nuts are prepared in all our kitchens so we cannot accommodate for a totally nut free diet as there could always be spoor of nuts.

Meet the Tuscookany chefs and have a look at their menu's

Alice Cornacchini​ - Chef at Casa Ombuto  Mediterranean cuisine

Franco Palandra - Chef at Torre del Tartufo  Italian cuisine

Paola Baccetti - Chef at Casa Ombuto  Italian & Tuscan cuisine

Laura  Giusti - Chef at Bellorcia and Casa Ombuto  Italian cuisine



More than I could have hoped for... From start to finish, my stay at Casa Ombuto was the best vacation I've ever had. I took the Italian cooking course for a week in October 2017 

Alan, New York, USA
October, 2017


If you want to learn about Italian cooking and Tuscan culture then this is the place. 

Miles, London, United Kingdom
July 2018


The best cooking vacation ever!! My husband and I had never been on a cooking vacation, and we absolutely loved it! Chef Franco and Paula were great... 

Mercedes Ciani, USA
September 2018