Cooking Classes in Tuscany
Discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Cooking class in Florence. Cooking class in Lucca.
AT A GLANCE
- 08.00am – pick-up from your ship at Livorno port or your Hotel in Pisa
- 09:00am – arrive at the Farmhouse for your cooking class experience
- 12:00am – Lunch time
- 02:00pm – leave to Lajatico, or Pastificio Martelli (Pasta factory).
- 02:30pm – arrive in Lajatico (Bocelli Theater), or Pastificio Martelli (Pasta factory).
- 04:00pm – leave for Livorno
- 05:00pm – arrive at your ship in Livorno
This program is intended as a guideline only. Our tours are totally flexible, so just let us know if you want to miss something out, or add something in.
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Get ready for a genuine Tuscan experience where you will learn to cook from the best kind of Italian chef around — a grandmother!
The setting for the cooking class is a rustic farmhouse out in the beautiful Tuscany countryside near Peccioli. The chickens running around will give you your first clue that this is a real working farm. The little temple to Minerva in the back will remind you that you are in an ancient part of the world.
The class takes place on the ground floor of the house, where once upon a time animals were kept. It’s been repurposed into an charming open space for the cooking class, which can accommodate up to 14 persons.
Here, out in the country with a real Italian grandmother, you will learn first hand about the traditions of Tuscan cooking. You’ll understand why the seasons are the starting point, why the recipes are so simple, and why nothing is ever wasted. And you’ll probably learn a little Italian because Nonna(grandmother) will be speaking in Italian the whole time! Non preoccuparti, an English-speaking assistant will be alongside to translate and answer questions.
Of course we’ll be using fresh ingredients and the farm’s own olive oil to make our dishes. You can choose from a number of formats and menus. The class usually lasts about 4 hours.
Once you’ve prepared your feast you’ll sit down to eat it with some good local wine.
Before or later the cooking lesson we can make a quick stop in either Pisa, hilltop village of Lajatico (home of Andrea Bocelli’s Teatro del Silenzio) or Pastificio Martelli (Pasta maker Martelli).