Join Signora Fabrizio and his family with Chef Paolo at their estate – a beautiful farmhouse villa – nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Our Tuscan cooking classes are hands on and held in the villa’s private kitchen and feature traditional recipes from the region. Chef Paolo will lead making Tuscan antipasti, fresh pasta and sauces, main courses and desserts accompanied with Signor Fabrizio’s award-winning wine. Fabrizio’s welcoming personality, along with Chef Paolo’s talented cooking skills, will have you cooking delicious Tuscan fare like a local!!! Become part of the family with Fabrizio and his family, as they welcome each guest to their property, vineyard, cantina and olive farm, 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 – always paired with Fabrizio’s award-winning wine – are delicious menu samples. Recipes also vary based on the seasons.
Each cooking class is hands-on and kept to small groups of two to six guests. 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’orato 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 food that was made in the cooking class paired with wine from Fabrizio’s cantina.
Classes begin at 11am and 4pm
$265 per person, based on 2 guests.
Market Tour & One Day Cooking Class
Join Signor Fabrizio for a morning visit to the local farmers’ market. Meet and converse with local producers of vegetables, fruits, fish, game and olive oil and their farm-to-table produce only found in Tuscany. Shop with Fabrizio for ingredients that will be used in cooking class. Discover Tuscan artisan cheese produced by farmers who have been following family recipes for centuries and taste artisan bread made by bakers the Old-World way. Outdoor Italian keep their tradition over the years with fresh produce and ingredients from the sellers local farms – think Tuscan salumi, ham and meats and wine. Following the market tour, everyone returns to the kitchen for the cooking class.
Tie on your aprons for cooking class one making a full course menu. Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class with 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.
$365 per person, based on 2 guests.
*Please note: prices do not include transportation, accommodations or any other excursions.