Classes held at 9AM daily – Seven days per week
If you are looking for a truly DELICIOUS day of Tuscan culture, cuisine, wine and hands-on cooking instruction by a lovely native Tuscan – look no further than our Chianti Cooking class with market tour.
Picture yourself immersed in a renovated 17th century stone cottage in the rolling hills of Chianti with views of olive trees, grapes vines and pristine organic rose and vegetable gardens while sipping delicious wine and enjoying time in the kitchen on the family estate of your native Tuscan cooking instructor whose passion for her culture exudes in everything she does and you’ve arrived at this world-class cooking lesson.
Your FABULOUS cooking instructor is a native Tuscan whose passion for cooking started at a very young age in the home of her Nonna who shared her Tuscan family recipes with her which she’s perfected and now shares with all who are lucky enough to spend time in her kitchen!
ABOUT YOUR COOKING LESSON IN CHIANTI
Join your lovely native Tuscan host in her cucina where she’ll share her traditional family recipes with you in an amazing day filled with organic food and delicious wine while learning how to prepare classic Tuscan cuisine.
On arrival, you’ll enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with homemade cake while your hostess provides an overview of the lesson of the day. With the day’s menu in hand, you’ll roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in what many of our clients have said was the highlight of their trip to Italy – cooking in an authentic Tuscan kitchen in the company of a wonderful native Tuscan cook!
You’ll enjoy a short break from cooking by sipping a glass of wine and enjoying Tuscan treats such as fresh pecorino cheese with homemade marmalade, pepper jelly, pear jelly, pumpkin jelly, plum jelly, or a classic Tuscan antipasto that you’ve prepared during the first part of the class..
After your break, you’ll get back to work in the cucina as you put the finishing touches on your delicious authentic Tuscan meal! At approximately 2 pm, you’ll enjoy lunch based on the fruits of your labor.
All menus are seasonal and based on traditional Tuscan dishes. Menus may include fresh pasta, focaccia, meat course, side dish and dessert. Vegetarian and special dietary requests available on request at time of booking.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
This private estate is located 12 km south of Florence (about 20 minutes by car and accessible on the bus line). Transfers available to/from a designated meeting point in Florence for an additional 35 euro each way (for up to 3 persons). Professional transfers can be arranged for larger groups with a private driver.
The cooking school is situated on a 17th century property, and was purchased by the family in 1963. Your host’s father was a painter and meticulously restored the property with historically correct brick and stone.
The property is surrounded by 8 hectares of land, which is partly cultivated with olive trees and vineyards, where they make their own olive oil, wine and grape juice.
Included in the class:
- The menu includes: first course, second course, side dish and dessert.
- Classes are all hands on and the ingredients in the recipes are written in Italian, so that also during your class, you will learn a few Italian words that you can take with you when shopping in the markets in Florence.
- The meal includes house wines made on the property and bottled water.