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

Organic Tuscany is the perfect Tuscan experience! Not only do you get to eat and make some amazing food, but you also get to truly experience Tuscany. Visit local towns, learn about the amazing history of the area, and meet some truly remarkable and fascinating people along the way! This is absolutely the "organic" way to explore Tuscany.

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5 star ratingAmazing Experience with Organic Tuscany This was the third time that my sister and I have travelled to Europe together and we decided to try the Organic Tuscany week-long experience for something new and different. Two months later I am still thinking daily about the things we learned and the variety of memorable moments we enjoyed which included cooking, sightseeing, interacting with and learning from local artisans, and just slowing down long enough to get to know some really lovely people. It's difficult to describe... read more

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5 star ratingSuperb Experience with Organic Tuscany My sister and I signed up for the week long stay with Organic Tuscany, and we cannot say enough wonderful things about the week! The Villa, rooms and service were extraordinary! We truly felt pampered and very comfortable at once. We enjoyed all the lessons, the food is amazing, and we met the most interesting people along the way, especially the other people signed up for our class. Every single detail is well thought out,... read more

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5 star ratingSuberb week at Organic Tuscany My husband and I just returned from a week of cooking classes at Organic Tuscany. Ten people from the US and the UK came to enjoy the art of learning to cook Italian food together. Shilpa and her husband, Riccardo, head up this wonderful organization. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to tell you what a fantastic time we all had. Wonderful tours of Florence and Sienna were included during the time we were not... read more

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We have been featured in:

Lonley Planet
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.


Call us

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