Cooking Class in Tuscany

Discover the culinary heritage of Tuscany at the property of your choice. Choose from three different areas of the Tuscan countryside: Chianti, San Gimignano or San Miniato.  The settings vary from historic villa to winery to farmhouse.

 

A NOTE ABOUT DRIVING TIMES
Driving times vary quite a bit, depending on which location you choose. See each location’s description for driving times.


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 and then (the best part) you’ll sit down to eat it!

Most classes last about 3 hours, plus the time you’ll spend eating.

All classes are private unless otherwise indicated.
 



IN CHIANTI
at Villa Casagrande

    3-hr class followed by lunch featuring the estate’s own wines.

    The villa is located about 90 minutes from Livorno. On the way back to port we’ll take a drive through the spectacular Chianti countryside (2 hr trip back).

Enjoy the surroundings of a beautiful and historic noble property as you learn to prepare classic Tuscan dishes. Choose from a pasta-making class (“Hands in the Dough”) or a complete Tuscan menu.

  • “Hands in the Dough”
    (focaccia, gnocchi with pesto, pizza, almond bisquits)
    • 60 Euro pp (min 4 persons, max 12)

  • “Tuscan Menu”
    (appetizers, lasagne with meat sauce and bechamel, Tiramisù)
    • 100 Euro pp (min 4 persons, max 12)

 

OUTSIDE SAN GIMIGNANO
at a picturesque winery in the countryside

    Choose between Guardastelle and Podere La Marronaia, and a variety of classes. Depending on your dock times and the lesson chosen we can include a quick visit of San Gimignano and its amazing Medieval towers.
    Driving time from Livorno is about 90 minutes.

Guardastelle

  • Classic Cooking Lesson
    (handmade pasta and gnocchi, two sauces, Tiramisù, tour of the estate, guided wine tasting; lasts about 4 hrs)
    • 85 Euro pp* (min 2 persons, max 12)

  • Mini Cooking Lesson
    (handmade pasta, two sauces, Tiramisù; lasts about 3 hrs)
    • 60 Euro pp* (min 2 persons, max 12)
    *With 6 or more persons the lesson is private; with 1-5 persons the class may be shared.

Podere La Marronaia

  • Tuscan Cooking Class
    (Crostini and bruschette, pici pasta or gnocchi, Tiramisù. Lunch will also include cured meats and cheeses.)
    • 95 Euro pp (min 2 persons, max 12)
      Not available on Thursdays.

  • Pizza & Gelato
    • 95 Euro pp (min 2 persons, max 12)
  • Pasta Lovers Cooking Class
    (Handmade pici, tagliatelle and gnocchi. Lunch will be rounded out with meats, cheeses and dessert.)
    • 95 Euro pp (min 2 persons, max 12)

 

IN SAN MINIATO
at a country farmhouse

    This class can be completely customized to your group. You also have to option to just watch and learn if you prefer (the only class with such an option). Before the cooking lesson we’ll visit San Miniato, a Tuscan village with loads of history.

    Driving time from Livorno is only 45 minutes.

A great way to get a real taste of Tuscany, in many senses! This classic Tuscan farmhouse is a private home, and your chef and host are the owners, so it’s perfect if you want an intimate atmosphere and a genuine experience. At lunch your hosts will open some bottles from their private cellar to share with you.

    1 person, 250 Euro
    2 persons, 125 Euro per person
    3 persons, 100 Euro per person
    4+ persons, 80 Euro per person
    Maximum 16 participants

 

DURATION: up to 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.

The cost of the cooking class is in addition to the above rates. The stated cooking class prices are valid if you pay in cash, and reflect 10% off the full rates that apply when paying by card or Paypal.
 
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