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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.

Our cooking week
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The villa
Where we are

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

A truly wonderful experience and certainly one of the best cooking classes and experiences you can enjoy in Italy. The food was awesome, the location was spectacular and our hosts nothing but amazing. We also enjoyed a very like-minded group of people which made for an exceptional time out. Happy to come again !

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HR
From Google
11/03/2020

My week at Organic Tuscany was one of my favorite vacations. It was a perfect combination of cooking and eating wonderful food, sightseeing trips organized by the staff, wine and oil tasting events, a trip to a vineyard where we were served a fantastic lunch made by the owner of the vineyard and meeting wonderful people. Shilpa, Riccardo and all of their staff were fantastic. The villa was beautiful. I would definitely go back to Organic Tuscany, and I highly... read more

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Joan
From Google
10/28/2020

This was an amazing experience, we were six Canadian girls travelling in Italy, Organic Tuscany cooking school was one of our fabulous experiences. The hosts provided an amazing five days of Italian cooking, we enjoyed the meals paired with an unlimited amount of special wines. Many local chefs from the area attended the school to assist or teach us the food we were preparing. Learning about olive oil from an expert has given me the knowledge what to look for... read more

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Patricia
From Google
10/27/2020

If you are looking for an amazing week of cooking in beautiful Tuscany, great food and wonderful hosts, then this is it! It was truly one of my best vacations ever! The villa is surrounded by beautiful grounds. Meals are on the outdoor dining patio overlooking the Tuscan hills. Beautiful accommodations, lots of cooking with truly wonderful hosts. You will be enchanted!

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Susan
From Google
10/27/2020
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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.

Call us

If you’d like to speak to us, you can call our US number (we answer them from here in Italy!)
US flag from the US:  (+1) 347 410 9690