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A Midsummer Night's Dream Montepulciano™

One Day Classes Montepulciano Tuscany

Great Tuscan classics, hearty cooking, an old-world kitchen and a beautiful view from the hilltop town of Montepulciano, the location for our 1 day cooking class with Chef Massimo.  Hands on classes limited to a small group has you preparing traditional Tuscan recipes and new ones with a twist, along with Nobile wine pairs at the table.

Step into our Tuscan kitchen and get ready for a half-day of cooking, followed by lunch or dinner at our lovely family-owned property.  Wine is included. Seasonal menus vary, you will create traditional Tuscan foods such as Pici with a slow cooked ragù, ravioli stuffed with a walnut sauce, tagliatelle with Porcini mushrooms, steak Florentine, artichokes & tomatoes stuffed with herbs and cheese, Chianti Etruscan sauce & beans all’uccelletta, cantuccini-traditional biscotti dipped in Vin Santo, Schiacciata all’uva, Tuscan cake with red grapes and rosemary, foods filled with the unmistakable flavors of Tuscany.

Cooking classes start at 9:30am and last approximately two hours. After class, everyone eats the foods prepared in class together.  Local wine included.

Pasta-Making Workshop

This class is dedicated to the pasta lover! Tie on your aprons as you will immerse yourself a specialty class that focuses on the technique of fresh pasta & polenta-Tuscan style.  Learn to make pici, papadelle, ravioli or tagliatelle and savory polenta with delicious sauces and ragùs to accompany each.  Although pasta is important, polenta is also a staple in Tuscan cooking. This Pasta & Polenta class includes the preparation of 2 fresh pastas, or 1 pasta and polenta with 2 savory seasonal sauces to accompany.
After class, enjoy the foods that were made in class with local wine included.

Program Prices

$225 per person based on based on minimum of 2 people, including tax and Italian VAT.

Cooking classes start at 9:30am and last approximately two hours. After class, everyone eats the foods prepared in class together.  Local wine included.

* 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.

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Tuscan Cooking In Montepulciano~Traditional Menu

Join Chef Massimo for the preparation of a full Tuscan menu from appetizer, antipasto, to dessert, dolce. Your cooking class uses only the freshest local ingredients and menus vary by season. From fall and winter squash and pumpkin, spring artichokes, peas and fave and a wealth of summer vegetables; zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes of all shapes and sizes, your cooking class features the very best seasonal recipes.

Program Prices

$260 per person, based on minimum of 2 people, including tax and Italian VAT.

Cooking classes start at 9:30am and last approximately two hours. After class, everyone eats the foods prepared in class together.  Local wine included.

* 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.

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Tuscan Wine Tasting Class~ How To Sip, Swirl & Enjoy

Join us in the heart of Montepulciano in our old-world cantina where you will learn how to sip swirl and enjoy some of Italy’s best wines!

In this two-hour morning tasting, you will taste and learn about 4 Tuscan greats including: Rosso di Montepulciano, Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. Explanations of tasting techniques and wine pairings along with historical notes of the past on wine, included. This unique wine tasting workshop features four prized wines, all produced in the region. You will learn what to look for, and of course, which foods pair with these spectacular reds.

Lunch follows, featuring traditional Tuscan dishes, the wine pairings (of course) discussed, with a selection of local wine.

Wine tasting starts at 9:30am and lasts approximately two hours. After, everyone enjoys a full Tuscan Tasting Menu for lunch, accompanied by local wines & discussion.

Program Prices

$195 per person based on based on minimum of 2 people, including tax 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.

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2019 Dates: This program is available daily throughout the year. 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.