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

Certificate of excellence

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

Certificate of excellence

Let our passionate team welcome you on a hands-on Italian cooking week in a beautiful villa.

We think that the best way to experience Tuscany is to slow right down. When you spend a week with us, that’s just what you’ll do. You’ll cook with the locals, using their family recipes and fresh local produce. We will take time to sit and chat talk over delicious food and wines. We’ll visit local producers who still work the traditional way. You’ll see unmissable sights in the area with our local guides but will love coming back home and relaxing in the gorgeous villa with its beautiful garden.

The cooking classes in Tuscany

For over ten years, we have enthusiastically shared our passion for Italian cuisine. We keep our groups small (10 people in the kitchen), so that everyone gets a chance to try their hand at several 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 that will delight your friends and family!

A privileged setting

The cooking school is located between Florence and Siena: one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. As well as enjoying the stunning countryside, you’ll explore the medieval cities in the area (we are perfectly situated to easily visit several beautiful towns) and learn plenty about the region’s culinary traditions of top-quality foods and wines through meals and tastings.

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The villa where you will stay

You will be staying in a charming, lovingly restored villa which is tucked between the rolling Tuscan hills. The view from the pool and garden is of the medieval town of San Gimignano, set amidst fields of olive groves and vines. The cooking classes will take place on site, in a spacious ground floor kitchen. We eat outside whenever we can (almost always!) and just like a big Italian family, we take our time to fully enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon appetito!

Where we are in Tuscany

The villa is in central Tuscany, between Certaldo and Barberino Val d’Elsa, two small but picture-perfect medieval towns which have not really made it onto the tourist trail. The villa has belonged to the same family for several generations and was the manor house of a farming estate. 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.

Our team

We are a team of friends and family members who enjoy working together and love welcoming people to our little corner of Tuscany. It’s a privilege to share the amazing places we know and to enjoy with our guests the great food that we prepare together and the wines from the vineyards that we visit.

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What our guests say

Reviews from TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp and Facebook

5 star ratingRicardo and Shilpa along with their entire crew guarntee you a delightful experience. I feel like I have ten new friends who live and work in Italy doing what they love most. In every sense of the schedule and sights they allowed us to experience were amazing. It just kept getting better and better every day. I highly recommend Organic Tuscany if you want a true Italian experience.

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bonniebray
10/17/2019

5 star ratingA Fabulous Experience To cook in Italy has always been a dream for me and in September, this dream came true. The location was in the hills of Tuscany and the villa where we stayed and which also had the cooking classes was cozy and very comfortable with fabulous grounds and scenic views. The cooking classes were excellent - complete with knowledgeable chefs who explained not only what we were cooking but the techniques used. The class was limited to... read more

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Teresa
10/10/2019

5 star ratingExperience of a Lifetime My wife and I attended the Organic Tuscany one week cooking class in May 2019. From the very first contact I had with Shilpa and Ricardo I knew we were going to love this cooking class. It's not easy making a monetary commitment like this from half way around the world but their patience and warmth were evident right from the start and made the decision easier. What made this our most memorable experience of our whole trip to Italy?

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RnDJohnson
8/07/2019

5 star ratingTime of my life I didn't really know what to expect when my sister and I signed up for this week-long cooking adventure. Little did I know that not only would I leave with new found knowledge of cooking, recipes and techniques, but that I would gain a whole new family of friends.

We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived and left feeling like we were leaving our new family. Shilpa and Riccardo are marvelous hosts and constantly ensure that...
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7/22/2019
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We have been featured in:

Lonley Planet
Departures
Travel Leisure
The Guardian
USA Toady
Washinton PostTreeHugger Olive Magazine

Contact us

If you’d like more information about our cooking courses or you are interested in booking a space, please call us, email us or send us a message using the form below.

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If you’d like to speak to us, you can call our UK or US numbers (we answer them from here in Italy!)
UK flag from the UK:  0208 144 9164
US flag from the US:  347 410 9690