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Market Visit

One hour south of Florence - easy access by train or car!

Available year-round

AS FEATURED BY ON A CANADIAN TRAVEL CHANNEL!

About your cooking lesson:

Discover the secrets of authentic Tuscan cuisine in this hands-on cooking lesson in a medieval hillside village in Tuscany.

In this FUN class, you'll create authentic, mouthwatering Tuscan meals that will include items such as antipasti, classic pici pasta or risotto (and find out why you should never put wine in risotto) and discover the secrets of how to prepare the world's lightest tiramisù and much, much more!

Learn the secrets of making traditional Italian dishes...and of course......enjoy the delectable dishes you've prepared during your lesson served with delicious wine!

Whether you're a casual cook or an dedicated enthusiast, once you spend time in a FUN Tuscan kitchen, you'll understand that it takes more than a recipe to prepare an authentic Italian meal - it's all about the passion!

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Included:

    • Preparation of delicious, seasonally fresh multi-course meal to include an antipasti, first course, second course and dolce
    • Local wines
Minimum of 2 students per day

PRICE PER PERSON

95 euro

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Monday through Saturday at 10:30 am

Evening classes available, upon request

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WEDNESDAYS ONLY

Add a visit to the local fresh market!

Fish monger at the market

Join your lovely Italian host at the local market to sample fresh local produce, cheese, meat, nuts and dolce while shopping for fresh ingredients to incorporate into your cooking lesson following your tour of the market.

You'll have the opportunity to live like a true Tuscan native during this experience as this is not a tourist market but rather a market where all the town meets once per week to chat, shop and enjoy the fresh air with their neighbors! It's a wonderful way to spend the day and learn about the local cuisine while brushing up on your Italian culinary vocabulary.

PRICE WITH A MARKET TOUR

145 euro per person

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Terms & Conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of 20 euro per person for the stand alone cooking lesson or 30 euro per person for the combination market tour and cooking lesson is due to confirm your placement in this program, based on availability at time of booking. The remaining balance is due in cash on the day of the lesson.

We also require a major credit card on file as a guarantee of payment. Your credit card will not be charged unless you cancel within 30 days or less prior to the date of the class.

Cancellations by the client for any reason 30 days or less prior to the date of the scheduled service results in 100% forfeit of total amount of the class and we reserve the right to charge your credit card in full for the remaining balance due

Non-participating spouses/partners/guests who wish to join the cooking students for a meal following the lesson will charged at a rate of 45 euro per person; however, advance notice must be provided to us at the time of booking.

Please note that transportation, accommodations or anything not mentioned above is not included in the price of the lesson..

We highly recommend that 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.

Alternative suggestions at this location:

Does truffle hunting interest you? If it's the season, Dolly, the family terrier extraordinary would be delighted to take you along. You can even assist in the wine or olive harvest, if the timing is right.

Testimonials

"Just back from our wonderful trip to Italy ..... I do have to say the highlight for my Mom and also for me was the cooking class.

Our chef was so wonderful. I can not say enough about her, she makes you feel so welcome, and her English is very good.The food we made was so good, this one local dish with beans and sausage was to die for!!"

- Mother/daughter, Minneapolis, MN

'Hello Laura - I am thrilled to tell you that my husband and I had the most wonderful time with the chef. She was so charming and funny and welcoming. And the FOOD - was so delicious. So much so that when we got home, we bought our own pasta maker and have enjoyed duplicating what we learned. Truly, when the day of the cooking class came, we didn't really know what to expect. It was so nice to have the class all to ourselves and to be able to be so hands-on with the preparation of our meal: bruschetta, fettuccini with two different toppings, pork loin with wine and tiramisu for dessert. Not to mention the appetizers she had ready for us and the two bottles of wine. PLUS, it was a truffle lesson, so we were happy about that. It was all so delicious and, again, FUN. It was the most perfect way to spend my birthday and it was certainly one of the highlights of our three weeks in Italy. Thank you so much for being the vehicle to connect us to our wonderful chef. I have told everyone about it and would recommend your site to anyone going to Italy (and some will be)."

B deBos, CA USA

"Everything was brilliant and the food was exceptional. We have bought a pasta maker and having friends round so we can recreate the meal. I know it will be a success! Many thanks to Laura for all her help with getting this surprise set up and it was a complete success!"

- V. Napier, Scotland

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