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The Fabrizio Tuscan Estate™

One Day Cooking Classes Tuscany

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Join Signora Fabrizio and his family at their estate along with Chef Paolo at their estate, a beautiful farmhouse villa located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The Tuscan cooking classes, held in the villa’s private kitchen, feature traditional recipes from the region, including Florence with our Chef Paolo. He will lead you through making Tuscan antipasto, pasta, main course and dessert. Fabrizio’s energetic personality, along with Chef Paolo’s talented cooking skills make this cooking program our best seller for Tuscany. The entire staff, along with Fabrizio and his family, welcome you for a fun-filled cooking experience in the heart of Chianti!

One Day Cooking Class

Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms and pepolino, wild thyme, artichokes and tomatoes stuffed with herbs and cheese, gnocchi with ragù, Chianti Etruscan sauce and beans all’uccelletto, Vin Santo & cantuccini, almond cookies, tiramisù, schiacciata con l’uva, Tuscan cake made with red grapes and rosemary, are just a sample of Fabrizio’s family  recipes that you will learn.  Recipes will vary depending on the seasons.

Each cooking class is hands-on and includes traditional Tuscan cuisine. The estate’s kitchen is located in the main villa in what used to be one of the family’s wine cellars.

You will learn the secrets of making gnocchetti verdi di patate con pomodorino fresco e basilico, green potato gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and basil, filetto d’orata al gratin di patate, fish with potato gratin or sea food risotto.  Tuscan meats are prized in this region and Florentine steak and porcino mushrooms are on the menu if you like.  semifreddo alle nocciole con cioccolato fondente, ice cream cake with dark chocolate and nuts. Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared together with wine from the estate.

Hands-on cooking class with dinner to follow including the foods that were prepared in the cooking class.  A full menu with antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce, main course and dessert with Chianti wine included.

Classes begin at 4pm

Program Price

$255 per person, based on 2 guests.

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Market Tour & One Day Cooking Class

Morning visit to the local Farmers’ Market with your host Signor Fabrizio. Visit the local producers of vegetables, fruits, fish, game and olive oil. Along with Fabrizio, select farm-to-table ingredients that will be used in cooking class. Discover artisan cheese, still produced by farmers who have been following family recipes for centuries; bakers who showcase infinite selections of daily-baked breads, along with farmers who produce seasonal vegetables and fruits in biodynamic farming ways. Italian markets have not changed over the centuries. Walking through stalls lined with produce and products including salumi, ham and meats along with wine and jams will have you working up an appetite. Return to the kitchen with your ingredients with cooking class to follow.

In the afternoon, meet in the kitchen for your cooking class 1. This hands-on experience, led by Chef Paolo, teaches you Fabrizio’s Tuscan family recipes. The menu includes a first course, second course, contorno, side dish, and dessert. Dinner follows with everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared in the cooking class. Wine is included.

Hands-on cooking class with dinner to follow including the foods that were prepared in the cooking class.  A full menu with antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce, main course and dessert with Chianti 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.

Program Price

$465 per person, based on 2 guests.

*Please note: prices do not include transportation, accommodations or any other excursions.

2021 Dates: This program is available throughout the year.  Cooking classes are available every day beginning at 4pm. 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.