The Chianti Masterpiece Siena™

Tuscan Classic & Advanced Cooking Class~1 Day

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Signor Francesco, chef, wine maker and sommelier in his Tuscan kitchen cooking classes for a food and wine lover’s experience from antipasto to pasta and dessert!!!

Tuscan Cooking Class Classic & Advanced

Tie on your aprons with Chef Francesco for cooking classes in Chianti preparing antipasti, Tuscan pasta and delicious sauces with main courses and desserts too.  He chooses the best fresh ingredients from the garden and the market for your hands-on cooking classes. The atmosphere in the kitchen is informal, encouraging you to ask questions, roll up your sleeves and get involved. Signor Francesco is a true Tuscan food lover – preparing homemade antipasto, pasta, risotto – main courses – and desserts!

Tuscan cooking in Chianti is unique and based on the simplicity of raw materials, cooked with skillful craftsmanship. Tuscan history speaks of agriculture and simple living, therefore dishes are based around the use of the ingredients of common people who could not afford luxuries in the kitchen – olive oil replacing lard, vegetables as a base for the soups instead of meat, chestnut flour, and so on.  Everyone will prepare genuine ingredients using ancient culinary traditions and methods, creating delicious Tuscan everything frompanzanella, pappa al pomodoro, pici, lasagna, risotto, roast pork loin, duck, tripe, to cantuccini and tiramisù.  Cooking lessons Tuscany is the best way to learn about the people and land!

Cooking classes in Chianti, Tuscany are 2 to 3 hours long.  Following each cooking class, everyone dines together enjoying the foods that were prepared in the class with Signor Francesco’s Tuscan wine included.

Advanced Cooking classes are for both home cook or chef with challenging recipes and higher level techniques.

Gaiole in Chianti

The village of Gaiole is located approximately 40 km southeast of Florence and 15 km northeast of Siena in the Chianti hills, the most famous region of Tuscany. Gaiole in Chianti, like the whole Chianti region, is famous for its wine, artisan food products, and the unique romantic beauty of its landscapes: beautifully tended vineyards and olive groves, gently rolling hills, restored Medieval villages and farmhouses and characteristic avenues of stately poplar trees. Once a market town on the road from Chianti to Valdarno, Gaiole is still a wonderful place to visit for its wine shops, osterias, and local artisan shops, and perhaps more than any other village, represents the divine Tuscan landscape visitors dream of.

Classes begin at 10:30am or at 3:30pm.

Program Includes
  • Hands-on Classic ooking class or Advanced preparing a full course Tuscan lunch or dinner and including a bottle of Tuscan wine from the property, and a bottle of water included.
Program Prices

Classic Tuscan
$225 per person, based on 2 guests cooking.

Advanced Tuscan
$285 per person, based on 2 guests cooking.

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, hotel 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 throughout the year and cooking classes are held every day. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Classes begin at 10:30am or 3:30pm. 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.