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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 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

Organic Tuscany is EVERYTHING we wanted and MORE! My husband and I went to cooking school at Organic Tuscany last October (2017). I was so pleased... so terribly over-the-top pleased... that I've put off writing a review, fearing I wouldn't be able to do the experience (and the people) justice. Having looked at several cooking schools in Italy, I was having trouble finding THE one, and then I came across Organic Tuscany's website. Oh my gosh! It just had it all! Authentic Tuscan villa, warm, engaging, and amazing... read more

Carol Avatar Carol
2/18/2018

5 star ratingAn authentic Italian experience! My husband and I were there September 23-30, 2017. Friends had recommended this cooking school to us. Cooking amazing italian food with the backdrop of the hills of Tuscany, with amazing chefs, what could be better! Met a great group of people from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the US. You get a copy of all the recipes and the apron you wore to cook to boot! My husband and I have recreated the recipes at home, delicious. Hosts Riccardo... read more

janehowardh Avatar janehowardh
2/04/2018

5 star ratingJust the Best ! My week at Organic Tuscany was the highlight at the end of 6 weeks in Italy and Greece. Initially we were given specific and detailed instructions for travel to the house which was extremely helpful. The classes are very carefully planned and well organised to run smoothly with charming and very competent tutors. The house and setting is lovely and our rooms were spacious and very comfortable. A warm feeling of friendship developed from the outset between the guests and... read more

757Alessandra Avatar 757Alessandra
1/22/2018

5 star ratingNothing could have been better for these Canadian ladies! Myself and four other ladies had the pleasure of taking part in the cooking school and staying at Organic Tuscany. It was by far the highlight of our three week trip. Riccardo and Shilpa are the ultimate hosts and have put together a week that was fun, exciting and educational. The chefs, cooks and tour guides were unbelievable. I was a bit concerned about driving but it turned out to be no problem with Shilpa’s careful directions and my insistence... read more

Eleanore Avatar Eleanore
1/18/2018
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We have been featured in:

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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