If you are looking for a truly FABULOUS day of culture, food, wine and cooking in Tuscany, look no further than this amazing cooking lesson! Ciao Laura is the sole provider of this truly unique experience and we know you will agree that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime!
One day lesson or Multi-day itineraries available
Picture yourself immersed in a charmingly renovated stone cottage 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!
Your cooking instructor would love nothing more than to share these passions with you and your friends and family in this truly AMAZING day in her Chianti kitchen! She also provides amazing market tours in Florence on request to include stops for breakfast and a special tea house on the return to her estate.........not to miss!
ABOUT YOUR COOKING LESSON IN CHIANTI
Join your lovely native Tuscan host in her cucina where she’ll share her traditional family holiday recipes with you in an amazing day filled with warm food and beverages as you cook your special meal in a hot Tuscan oven! Sip wine, learn about Tuscan holiday traditions and share family stories and recipes in this wonderful festive environment - there is truly no better place in Tuscany to spend the holidays!
On arrival, you’ll enjoy a nice warm beverage 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.
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.