Tuscany Cooking Classes - Programs
Tuscany cooking classes are the perfect way of learning to cook great food while at the same time discovering and enjoying the regional culture and cuisine. Our cooking classes allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Tuscany and learn to cook authentic Italian or Mediterranean cuisine at our Tuscany cooking school in an informal, safe and friendly environment. You will experience the passion of the Italian kitchen and, most importantly, have loads of fun while cooking up a feast. Our cooking school in Italy has been rated by The Observer newspaper as one of the “Top ten cookery schools in Europe”.
One week Italian cooking course
One week Italian cooking course at Casa Ombuto, Torre del Tartufo or Bellorcia
Three day Italian cooking lesson
Three day Italian cookery course at Casa Ombuto at Torre del Tartufo
One week Italian cooking and hiking
One week Italian cooking and Hiking at Casa Ombuto for selected weeks
One week italian cooking, fitness and yoga
One week Cooking, Fitness and Yoga at Torre del Tartufo for selected weeks.
Cooking holidays in Italy
Tuscookany has more than 20 years experience in hosting Tuscany cooking classes in our luxurious villas. You will stay in stylish accommodation on location and cook in our well equipped kitchens with guests from all over the world. You will enjoy the meals you created together with your fellow cooks complimented with superb Italian wines. There is plenty of time to explore the area or just relax and enjoy your home away from home in a spectacular setting with new friends.
Non participating guests participate in everything except the actual lessons
It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the day enjoying the surroundings, sightseeing or playing golf and then join the group at dinnertime as well as joining in the excursion. For all Italian and Mediterranean cooking classes you will receive a cookbook including recipes of all the dishes made during your stay, an exclusive apron and a certificate on completion of the course. The chefs have chosen dishes that can easily be made at home, using ingredients that you can usually find in most general or specialty stores.
Hands-on Italian cooking classes
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 Italian Cooking Classes are informal and the chefs are flexible and willing to add those special dishes that you have always wanted to learn how to make. Groups are never larger than 14 students participating to ensure that everyone has enough space to get rolling, this course is hands-on cooking and not only demonstration. We will adhere to Covid rules and regulations to ensure the safety of everyone in the kitchen.
Fresh and healthy
We pride ourselves in having organic vegetable gardens and use vegetables in season from our own plots and local markets. Other ingredients you will use are bought each morning so you will be working with fresh produce. Throughout our Tuscany cooking classes you will learn about the ingredients and the traditions around the dishes as well as food presentation and wine choice. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and have experience with guests having wheat or dairy intolerances and will show you how to adapt dishes so that you dont lose out.
Introducing Cooking and stay fit weeks
For select weeks you can enjoy learning to cook delicious Italian dishes in the afternoon and have extra complimentary activites in the mornings. At Casa Ombuto we offer hikes in the area with a professional guide. At Torre del Tartufo for select weeks we offer morning fitness, yoga and meditation programs with a professional personal trainer. These extra activities are free optional extras and if you prefer not to participate or want to go sightseeing on your own, you are of course free to do so. Have a look at the Cooking and Hiking at Casa Ombuto and the Cooking, Fitness and Yoga at Torre del Tartufo itinerary and check availability for 2022!
How our guests experienced the Tuscookany courses
Reviews from our former guests made about their visit to Tuscookany on TripAdvisor, facebook, Twitter, Google, Chow and Yelp.
For someone who had no confidence in cooking this experience was fabulous.....
Lisa and I enjoyed Torre del Tartufo really, really enjoyed our stay! What an amazing please to spend a week.