Tuscan Castles & Vineyards™

Cooking Class With Chef Massimo~1 Day

Join Chefs Massimo, Marcella & Stella in Tuscany for Maremma-style of cooking, in hands-on classes, with farm fresh products from the countryside. Discover the secrets of this exquisite Tuscan cuisine, still unknown to many, while touring the sunflower hills of Tuscany, strolling through green pastures lined with vineyards and olive groves and into marketplaces where hand-woven baskets spill with fresh and local produce. From sleepy vineyards with the region’s best wine producers, to artisan cheese-makers nestled off winding roads,  Chef Massimo welcomes you into his kitchen for an extraordinary afternoon of cooking.

During your stay you can indulge if you like and add on a luxurious spa treatments at the spa on site. Enjoy an anti-stress massage or Nuvola Body Tank Treatment – specially designed to induce deep relaxation.

Chef Massimo welcomes you into his kitchen for an extraordinary afternoon of cooking traditional in Maremma.

Tuscan Cooking Classes

Chef Massimo provides hands-on regional cooking classes held each morning in the kitchen. Lunch follows on terrace with the foods prepared in class. Chef Massimo, born and raised in Maremma, is a master at his trade in the kitchen. He began his career at a young age working in the family restaurant. His continuous work in the kitchen exploring Tuscan cuisine, while keeping a finger on tradition, has made him a winner. Chef Massimo’s talented cooking style blends tradition with a twist.

Tie on your aprons and get ready to prepare Tuscan favorites such as hearty local soups with beans, chickpeas and spelt or the delicious pappa al pomodoro, a summer soup made with sweet ripe tomatoes and stale bread. There will always be homemade pasta – pici or pappardelle al ragù, or perhaps spinach gnocchi baked with cheese, or even a stuffed pasta like ravioli with a seasonal sauce. End it on a sweet note with a homemade panna cotta or biscotti drenched in Vin Santo.

Cooking classes begin at 9:30 and end approximately at 12:30pm.  Lunch follows and everyone dines together.

One-Day Cooking Class Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class including an antipasto, first course and dessert, all using the best and freshest ingredients of the season.
  • A hearty Tuscan lunch follows and includes the foods that were prepared in the cooking class. Wine and water included.
Program Prices:

$245 per person, based on 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

Check Availability

2023 Dates: This program is available from March 17 onwards. Check in and start your program on any day of the week. Cooking classes begin at 9:30am and end approximately at 12:30pm. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.