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 a magnificent medieval hilltop castle, with olive groves and vines all around. The cooking classes will take place on site, in a spacious ground floor kitchen. We eat outside whenever we can (and this is often!) 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 San Casciano, two small but picture-perfect medieval towns which have not really made it onto the tourist trail. The villa used to belong to the estate of a noble family and was home to 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.

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 ratingAAA+ Holiday Experience! It will be hard to do the experience we had at Organic Tuscany justice with words.....it was that amazing! Every part of the holiday from early on correspondence with Shilpa to having Ricardo greet us while making fresh focaccia for our first dinner and onwards to the full week of cooking and adventures, it was over the top excellence. I could go on and on but the best way is to simply book a trip for yourself and ENJOY!!

passthegravy Avatar passthegravy
11/04/2018

What a fabulous week ! Just the right amount of classes by great teachers, loads of fun, lovely people to meet , beautiful surroundings and comfy and clean accomodations! Learned loads. We are so happy to have experienced this week at Organic Tuscany :) Thanks Shilpa and Ricardo and team.

Erica Avatar Erica
10/22/2018

A fantastic week! Just the right balance of scheduled events (the cooking classes are NOT to be missed!) and free time to explore Tuscany (ask to visit the estate where they make olive oil--just amazing!). The accommodations are lovely and clean, the hosts are friendly and knowledgeable, and their enthusiasm for the region's foods and flavours is infectious. Thank you, Shilpa and Ricardo, for truly making this a dream trip!

Gail Avatar Gail
10/21/2018

5 star ratingRight Out of a Foodie Magazine If you are looking for a different way to experience Italy, I recommend Organic Tuscany! What could be more fantastic than a 7-day stay in the hills of Tuscany, complete with cooking courses, lessons in wine and olive oil tasting, tours of neighbouring towns, and "field trips" to an organic vineyard and an estate that bottles its own olive oil? You will think you've stepped into an article from "Gourmet" magazine! Shilpa and Ricardo have assembled a marvelous team of... read more

gailzyd Avatar gailzyd
10/21/2018
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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