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The Tuscan Kitchen In Cortona™

Cooking & Food Lover’s Tour Cortona ~ 1 Day Cooking Class

Join us in Cortona, where Chef Netta invites you into her home and teaches you her cooking secrets and how to transform fresh local ingredients and produce into delicious Tuscan fare.  Her Villa is nestled on a hilltop in the Val di Chiana amid the lush fields of grain, sunflower and lavender gardens, olive groves and vineyards.  Chef Netta’s Villa sets the mood for a healthy vegetarian cooking experience in charming Cortona!  

Learn how to mix, roll and knead the perfect dough for pizza and pasta, while transforming organic vegetables and fruits into beautiful toppings and sauces. Step into Chef Netta’s kitchen and learn how to prepare Tuscan classics, while learning the importance of regional products and many different Tuscan and Super Tuscan wines. Chef Netta’s classes are vegetarian.

Cooking Classes

Chef Netta is passionate about her cooking and shares techniques with you throughout your time in the kitchen. Her passion and energy for Tuscan cuisine will have you cooking like an Italian, so roll up your sleeves and tie on your aprons for an extraordinary experience making antipasti, fresh pasta, main courses and dessert.

Chef Netta also grows her seasonal fruits and vegetables in her garden and purchases from nearby purveyors, local markets and farmers from the Tuscan hills.

After each cooking class, everyone enjoys lunch or dinner with the foods that were prepared in class. Enjoy, relax and share your cooking notes around the table. Chef Netta also loves wine and has a wine cellar stocked with over 60 of the best Italian wines.

Chef Netta’s Tuscan Menu

Ribollita – The celebrated ribollita, is a hearty soup of the countryside.
Pappa col Pomodoro – Bread and tomato soup.
Cecina – A savory chick pea pie.                                                            Tortellini di Patate – Traditional fresh pasta stuffed with potato
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina – Tuscan flat bread.
Castagnaccio –sweet chestnut cake.

 

One-Day Class Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class preparing a full Tuscan meal using the freshest farm-raised ingredients from Chef Netta’s garden and local markets and purveyors.
  • Lunch or dinner follows and includes the foods that were prepared in cooking class.  Wine and beverages not included.
Program Prices

$265 per person, based on a minimum 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.

Morning Classes start at 10:30am & Afternoon Classes start at 4:00pm.

*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

2022 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program any day of the week. 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.

Food Lover’s Tour & Cooking Class

Meet your English-speaking guide for a Food Lover’s walking tour through the historic center of Cortona.  Discover Cortona’s best loved food and wine shops with food tastings along the way. Visit the town’s main piazzas, Piazza delle Repubblica and Piazza Signorelli, follow the ancient Etruscan city walls, and admire the sweeping views down over Lago Trasimeno. Along the tour, you will visit and stop into artisan bakeries that carry on the time honored tradition of local dolci, like cantucci, ricciarelli and brutti ma buoni, and learn how local nonnas prepare delicious local pici pasta. Learn about the local artisan cheese and salumi and end with a glass of Tuscan wine. Following your tour, meet Chef Netta in the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class.

 

Program Includes:

  • Food Lover’s Tour in Cortona with tastings included.
  • Hands-on cooking class preparing a full Tuscan meal using the freshest farm-raised ingredients from Chef Netta’s garden and local markets and purveyors.
  • Lunch or dinner follows and includes the foods that were prepared in cooking class.  Wine and beverages not include
Program Price:

$435 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.

 

Morning Classes start at 10:30am & Afternoon Classes start at 4:00pm.

*Transfer between Cortona and Chef Simonetta’s cooking class just outside Cortona not included. We suggest you hop into a taxi.

* 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

2022 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program any day of the week. 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.