Join Chef Massimo and his team in Tuscany for Maremma-style of cooking, in hands-on cooking classes, with farm fresh products from the countryside. Discover the secrets of this exquisite cuisine, still unknown to many, while touring the sunflower hills of Tuscany, or strolling through green pastures lined with vineyards and olive groves into marketplaces where hand-woven baskets spill with colorful morning 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.
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 search for new tastes and savory combinations, 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.
One-Day Cooking Class Includes:
- Hands-on cooking class with appetizer, first course and dessert, all using the best and freshest ingredients of the season.
- Lunch follows with the foods prepared in class. One glass of wine and water included. Additional wine/beverages at a surcharge.
$275 per person, based on minimum 2 people. Includes all taxes and Italian VAT
* 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.