Join us on a week-long organic cooking class in Tuscany

We'll visit local organic farms, learn to cook delicious, traditional food using fresh seasonal ingredients, and savour the results together with great local organic wines.
Lunch al fresco Wine tasting Cooking class Fruit and Custard Tart Cooking class Cooking class olive oil tastingi Wine tasting Cooking course Roast Peppers & Goat's Cheese Canapes Cooking class

We keep our groups small (maximum 9 people in the kitchen), so that everyone gets a chance to try their hand at the techniques, from making fresh egg pasta dough to turning out gorgeous little potato gnocchi. You'll cook several dishes on each day and go home with many new tricks up your sleeve and several menus to delight your friends and family with!

A cooking school and much more

The cooking school is located between Florence and Siena: one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. As well as seeing stunning countryside, we explore the medieval cities in the area, and investigate the regional culinary traditions of great food and wine through meals and tastings.

The villa where you will stay

You will stay in a charming, lovingly restored farmhouse villa which is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The view from the pool and garden is of the towers of San Gimignano, just twenty minutes away. The extra virgin olive oil that we use in all our cooking is produced from trees on the hillside just above the villa. The cooking classes will take place on site, in a spacious ground floor kitchen. We eat outside whenever we can and just like a big Italian family, we take time to enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon appetito!

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The villa is between Certaldo and Barberino Val d'Elsa, two small but stunning medieval towns which have not really made it onto the tourist trail. The villa used to belong to a noble family and housed the farmers who worked the neighbouring fields. Our visitors agree that our corner of Tuscany is unrivalled as a place to relax, soak up Italian culture and learn to cook some authentically delicious dishes.
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Organic Tuscany rating on TripAdvisor based
on 106 traveler reviews: 4.5 of 5 stars

Most Recent Traveler Reviews:
  • Dec 12, 2013  5 of 5 stars
 “I will cherish this holiday for the rest of my life...”
This was by far the most amazing holiday I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It has always been my dream to experience an authentic Italian cooking course in Tuscany.
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  • Sept 22, 2014  5 of 5 stars
“No regrets, over-delivers on the promise!”
  • Sept 17, 2014  5 of 5 stars
“A once in a lifetime way to learn about food and the way if life in Tuscany”
  • Aug 12, 2014  5 of 5 stars
“A Great Culinary Excursion, An Excellent Birthday Treat”
  • July 23, 2014  5 of 5 stars
 “Wonderful, wonderful week!”
  • July 8, 2014  5 of 5 stars
 “Like Living in a Painting”
  • July 3, 2014  5 of 5 stars
“Exceptional!”
  • June 2, 2014  5 of 5 stars
 “An Epicurean Experience”
  • June 2, 2014  5 of 5 stars
“Just Do It!!!!”
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Calendar 2015

The dates shown are Saturday through to Friday. Departure is actually on the Saturday morning.

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 May 2nd - May 8th Full
 May 9th - May 15th
Full
 May 16th - May 22nd
 Vegetarian course
Full
 May 23rd - May 29th
Full
 May 30th - June 5th
Full
 June 6th - June 12th
Full
 June 13th - June 19th
Full
 June 20th - June 26th 2 places available
 June 27th - July 3rd
Full
 Aug. 29th - Sept. 4th Places available
 Sept. 5th - Sept. 11th 2 places available
 Sept. 12th - Sept. 18th
 Vegetarian course
Full
 Sept. 19th - Sept. 25th
Full
 Sept. 26th - Oct. 2nd 4 places available
 Oct. 3rd - Oct. 9th Places available
 Oct. 10th - Oct. 16th Places available