You will learn to cook the traditional Tuscan dishes in a fascinating historical location (XIX century). Guided by a qualified Italian Chef, you will discover the secrets and pleasures of Italian cuisine. Our hands-on cooking lesson is based on fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients. Are you ready for an authentic Tuscan experience?
We are in the heart of Tuscany, located halfway between Florence and Siena, a few kilometers from San Gimignano, on the outskirts of Certaldo. The lesson takes place in a charming farmhouse, surrounded by Tuscan hills.You will learn to cook the traditional Tuscan dishes in a cheerful and informal atmosphere. No cooking experience is required to take part in our half day course (about 4 hrs). A qualified Italian Chef will teach you the secrets of the home-style Tuscan country food, “grandmother’s recipes”.The hands-on course is based on local, fresh ingredients, so the recipes vary according to the season.During the lesson, you will learn to prepare appetizers (bruschetta), different kinds of home-made fresh pasta (tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli), two sauces (ragù meat sauce, fresh vegetable sauce) and a traditional dessert from scratch. After the cooking session, you will enjoy the delicious meal you prepared, accompanied by our Chianti wine and water.Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are always available on request.