HANDS-ON COOKING IN THE HEART OF CHIANTI (NEAR FLORENCE)
If you are looking for a truly FABULOUS day of culture, food, wine and cooking, look no further than this lesson! We are the sole provider of this cooking lesson and it's truly unique and the BEST OF THE BEST!
Picture yourself immersed in a renovated 17th century stone structure in the hills of Chianti with views of olive trees, grapes vines and pristine organic rose and vegetable gardens and you've arrived on the property of our dear friend who you will adore as much as we do!
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 family recipes with her which she's perfected throughout the course of her life.
Making a grape torta with fresh grapes grown on the property
Your Tuscan hostess and cooking instructor adores life, her family and her beloved Chianti region of Tuscany and she'd love nothing more than to share these passions with you and your friends and family in this truly AMAZING day in her Chianti kitchen!
Preparing zucchini blossoms and fresh cheese
ABOUT YOUR CLASS
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!
Around noon, you’ll take a break by sipping a glass of wine and enjoying organic 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 1:30 pm, you’ll enjoy lunch based on the fruits of your labor – outdoors in the garden, weather permitting.
All menus are seasonally fresh and based on traditional Tuscan dishes. Vegetarian classes available on request at time of booking.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
This private estate is located near the charming medieval villages of Impruneta, Greve, Radda in Chianti - only 12 km from Florence.
The cooking school is situated on a 17th century estate, 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.
And for all those interested in purchasing extra virgin olive oil made from fresh olives from the olive trees grown on the property, your host has a little corner dedicated to local products for sale following your lesson!
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
- Please note that the price does not include transportation, market tour, room and board or any other excursions
130 euro per person (cooking lesson only)
Children ages 15 and younger are half price
SPECIAL FAMILY & CHILDREN'S CLASSES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
One day cooking lessons are held at either 10 am or 5 pm daily
Add a market tour in Florence for an additional fee with minimum of 2
- Add a Chianti wine tasting for an additional fee
Add a visit to a goat cheese farm
Multiple-day fully customizable programs available on request
Affordable transfers available from Florence on request
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
Payment in full is due to confirm your cooking lesson and is non-refundable within 30 days or less of the class date if canceled by the client for any reason. Cancellations by the client made 30 days or more in advance will be refunded less 50% non-refundable booking fee.
The price does not include transportation, room and board or any other excursions.
FOR ALL NEW BOOKINGS CONFIRMED ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 15, 2012:
A non-refundable deposit of 34 euro per adult and 25 euro per child is due to confirm your lesson. The remaining balance of 96 euro per adult and 40 euro per child is due in cash on the day of the lesson (euro only please).
We also require a credit card number to reserve your placement. The credit card will not be charged for the remaining balance due unless we receive cancellation or no show within 30 days or less of the class date for any reason. In this case, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the balance due in the event of a no show or cancellation within the time frame noted above.
Please note that no credit will be given for anyone who decides not to cook after the initial deposit is received, and the client will still be responsible for paying for the person if you do not show for class or decide that you no longer wish to participate. If the class is canceled by the school, your deposit will be returned in full less wiring fees, if applicable.
The price does not include transportation, room and board or any other excursions. If the class is canceled by the host, funds will be returned in full (in euro only, regardless of difference in currency exchange rate at time of cancellation)
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering.
No refunds will be provided for any non-refundable amounts paid unless the class or course is canceled by the school due to unforeseeable reasons and in this instance, we are not held responsible for anything other than refunding the monies paid to us.
Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible for any additional refunds of purchases made by the clients for travel related expenses, or otherwise. .