Cooking Class in Chianti

Discover the culinary heritage of Tuscany at the historic property of your choice.

 

A NOTE ABOUT DRIVING TIMES
Driving times can vary quite a bit, depending on which location you choose. Castello Sonnino and Villa Dianella are about an hour’s drive from Livorno. Fagiolari and Vignamaggio are in the heart of Chianti but quite a bit further, an hour and 45 minutes from port.


DETAILS
Learn about the Tuscan culinary tradition passed on through generations, the essence of which has always been “Kilometer Zero” — cooking with what our land gives us, season by season. Using fresh, local ingredients you’ll prepare a meal from appetizer to dessert. And then the best part — you’ll sit down and enjoy eating it!

In the heart of the Chianti Classico region:

  • Castello Sonnino (MINIMUM of 4 persons, max 12; 3-hr class)

    Our culinary adventure begins with a tour of the villa (a Historic Dwelling), winery and grounds. Climb the 13th Century tower — you can see San Gimignano across the rolling Tuscan hills — and work up a bit of an appetite for our three-course lunch. In the vast kitchen of the villa we will use fresh, local ingredients to prepare a meal from appetizer to dessert, then enjoy eating it together. Lunch will be accompanied by a selection of estate’s wines.
  • Fagiolari (available to groups of 2-8 persons; 3-hr class)

    Fagiolari is a lovingly restored, 800-year old country home near Panzano. Surrounded by olive groves, wooded property and vineyards, it is the perfect place to get a taste of the rustic Italian lifestyle as you learn the secrets of the Tuscan kitchen. In a very friendly atmosphere chefs Giulietta and Anna will share their many recipes and techniques that will impress even the most experienced foodies. You will prepare a healthy, authentic Tuscan meal, using the freshest local and organic ingredients, according to the season. Local wines will served with the lunch you’ve prepared.

  • Vignamaggio (available to groups of 2-11 persons; 90-min class)

    Enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful property as you learn to prepare classic Tuscan dishes. The cooking class can be customized to your interests and tastes, and features local seasonal ingredients. After the lesson you will sit down to enjoy your Tuscan lunch (appetizer, first and second courses, a side, and dessert) as you take in spectacular views of the countryside where Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa. Lunch will be paired with the estate’s excellent wines, the result of hundreds of years wine making experience.

In the Chianti Montalbano region:

  • Villa Dianella (available to groups of 2-8 persons; 3-hr class)

    Only about an hour’s drive from Livorno, Villa Dianella is a gorgeous Renaissance villa where guests can immerse themselves in the culture and lifestyle of Tuscany and learn to cook authentic Italian dishes in a professional but relaxed atmosphere. Learn how to prepare some of the most renowned dishes of the Tuscan tradition, from handmade pasta to the famous tiramisù. When you sit down to enjoy the lunch you’ve prepared you’ll get to taste the estate’s distinctive wines, a product of the winemaker’s philosophy that “Wine must be an expression of its terroir.”

DURATION: 9 hrs



1-2 persons € 480

3-4 persons € 540

5-6 persons € 600

7-8 persons € 640

These rates apply if you pay in CASH IN EURO. That's 10% off our full rates!

If paying by credit/debit CARD or through PAYPAL the full rates apply; please write to us for those.

DISCOUNTED RATES
For multi-booking, off-season, and family rates, please contact us.

LAST-MINUTE BOOKINGS
If you book with less than 72 hours of lead time a 50€ supplement applies.

OTHER COSTS & NOTES
These cooking class rates are valid if you pay in cash, and reflect 10% off the full rates that apply when paying by card or Paypal.
 

    COOKING CLASSES
  • Castello Sonnino (3-hour class)
    4-7 persons, 140 Euro pp
    8-12 persons, 125 Euro pp

  • Fagiolari (3-hour class)
    2 persons, 160 Euro pp
    3-8 persons, 150 Euro pp

  • Vignamaggio (90-minute class)
    2 persons, 125 Euro pp
    3-5 persons, 90 Euro pp
    6-11 persons, 75 Euro pp

  • Villa Dianella (3-hour class)
    1-3 persons, price upon request
    4-8 persons, 130 Euro pp


 
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