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

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

One week Italian Cooking classes in Tuscany

Learn Traditional Tuscan Cooking with passion

 

Have fun learning Tuscan cooking in one of our luxurious villas. Join us on our one week Italian Cooking classes at Tuscookany. Learn how to make complete 4 course Italian dinners covering all the basic Italian cooking techniques. Paola Baccetti, chef at Casa Ombuto, and Franco Palandra, chef at Torre del Tartufo and Laura Giusti, chef at Bellorcia all 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.  You will prepare a wide range of Anti pasta's including Crostini's, Bruschetta and Torte Verdura to mention only a few. Make your own Gnocchi and roll out your own Pasta - the authentic way with typically Tuscan fillings and delicious sauces. On top of that, learn to make pizza which will be baked in our own wood burning pizza oven. Meat dishes could include Wild Boar with polenta, Tagliata with green pepper sauce and baked vegetables and much much more. Desserts include Paola’s famous Panna cotta or Franco’s warm lemon pie with Italian meringue or Laura's Torte della Nonna.

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Day by day

You will have afternoon cooking lessons on 4 of the days with enough time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or to do some sightseeing in the area in the mornings or on your free day.  A full-day culinary excursion is included with a cheese tasting, olive oil tasting, shopping in either Anghiari or Arezzo or Montalcino and wine tasting in a unique winery and its rounded off with an informal dinner back at your villa after a long but fun day.

The first day
  • Arrival at Florence airport, we can arrange transfers to and from Florence airport on request.
  • Check-in at the villa from 16:00 onwards
  • Welcoming dinner at 20:00, introduction given by the chef and a chance to get to know each other.
Second day
  • Breakfast
  • Morning free to relax and enjoy the villa
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • First Cooking lesson starts at 15:00
  • Dinner
Third day
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or relaxing or booking a massage
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • Second Cooking class – starts at 15:00
  • Dinner
Fourth day
  • Breakfast
  • Departure culinary excursion

During the Italian cookery courses at Bellorcia, Casa Ombuto and Torre del Tartufo you will be taken on a full-day culinary excursion with a tour leader who speaks English fluently and will guide you to the source of Tuscan culinary specialties.  It varies depending on which of our three Italian cooking schools you choose.

Bellorcia:
You will drive through the magnificant Val d'Ocria and visit Montalcino and taste the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines and have time to walk around this charming village. You will visit an authentic pecorino cheese farm in Pienza and have a chance to see how these local produce delicious Tuscan cheeses. Lunch is planned in a breathtaking location and before going back to the villa for supper you visit a Olive oil farm to taste various cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil and learn how it is made.

Casa Ombuto and Torre del Tartufo:
You will visit a wine and olive oil estate for oil and wine tasting, then pay a visit to a wine estate for a wine tasting and make your way to a cheese and meat Farm for lunch and cheese and meat tasting. After lunch you will stop in a local town for a gelato or visit a ceramic or fabric factory and then go back to your villa after an exciting, fun-filled day to have a light, informal dinner at the villa.

Fifth day
  • Breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or relaxing at the villa
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • Third Cooking lesson– starts at 15:00
  • Dinner
Sixth day
  • Breakfast
  • Free day

On the free day, only breakfast is served.  After breakfast you have the day to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This is an ideal day to take a trip to Florence or Siena for shopping and sightseeing  Tip: Our guide can organize and accompany your group on excursions in the area. You also have the option to stay at the villas and relax at the pool or take a soak in the Hot Tub.
Lunch and dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice.

Seventh day
  • Breakfast
  • Morning free for sightseeing or taking a walk in the countryside
  • Light lunch for those who are present
  • Final cooking lesson – starts at 15:00
    You prepare an elaborate dinner covering all the cooking techniques you have learnt during the week and more. Presentation of food will be demonstrated.
Last day
  • Breakfast
  • Check-out around 10:00

 

Pricing One Week
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Per participating guest | Double occupancy
2023
US$ 4,150,-
2024
US$ 4,200,-
Per participating guest | Single occupancy
2023
US$ 4.450,-
2024
US$ 4.500,-
Per non-participating guest | Double occupancy
2023
US$ 3.100,-
2024
US$ 3.150,-