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 95 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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  • Nov 28, 2013  5 of 5 stars
“I want to go back - now!”
  • Nov 10, 2013  5 of 5 stars
“A Fabulous Experience!”
  • Oct 3, 2013  5 of 5 stars
“A wonderful, rewarding experience”
  • Sept 29, 2013  5 of 5 stars
 “Highly recommended”
  • Sept 17, 2013  5 of 5 stars
 “Simply perfect!”
  • Sept 14, 2013  5 of 5 stars
“So fun, so delicious”
  • July 30, 2013  5 of 5 stars
 “Pasta will never be the same for my kids!”
  • July 8, 2013  5 of 5 stars
“A week that provides memories to last a life time”
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2014 Cooking course calendar

The dates shown are Saturday through to Friday. Departure is actually on the Saturday morning.
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 May 3rd - May 9th
Full
 May 10th - May 16th
Full
 May 17th - May 23rd
 Vegetarian course
3 places available
 May 24th - May 30th
Full
 May 31th - June 6th
Full
 June 7th - June 13th2 places available
 June 14th - June 20th
 Vegetarian course
Full
 June 21st - June 27th
Full
 June 28th - July 4th
Full
 Aug. 30th - Sept. 5th
Full
 Sept. 6th - Sept. 12th
Full
 Sept. 13th - Sept. 19th
Full
 Sept. 20th - Sept. 26th
Full
 Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd
Full
 Oct. 4th - Oct. 10th
Full
 Oct. 11th - Oct. 17th
Full