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

We welcome you to Tuscany by slowing right down. You’ll cook with the locals, using their family recipes and fresh local produce. We’ll sit and 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 to the gorgeous villa and its view.

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 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 breathtaking views.

Hands-on classes with the locals

For over ten years, we have enthusiastically shared our passion for Italian cuisine. We keep our groups small (8-10 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 each day and go home with many new tricks up your sleeve and several menus that will delight your friends and family!

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5 Stars based on 82 reviews

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.

The villa where you will stay

You will be staying in a charming, lovingly restored villa that 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.

2023 Calendar

Our weeks include 7 nights' accommodation - Saturday through Saturday. Check-in is on Saturday afternoon, departure is on the following Saturday morning. The dates show Saturday through Friday for clarity.

April 29th - May 5th
Full
May 6th - 12th
Full
May 13th - 19th
Full
May 20th - 26th
Full
May 27th - June 2nd
Full
June 3rd - 9th
Full
September 2nd - 8th
Full
September 9th - 15th
Full
September 16th - 22nd
Full
September 23rd - 29th
Full
Sept 30th - Oct 6th
Full

Prices

* Prices are in Euros and are converted into each guest's currency according to the exchange rate the day they book. To give you an idea, we show the current USD prices.
Type of guest Euros USD*
 Cooking guest1 €2,000 $2,158
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,500 $1,619
 Double room for single use2 +€700 +$755

1) Based on two people sharing a double room with an ensuite bathroom.
2) We only have space to accept 2 solo travellers per course. They pay a €700 supplement and are offered their own double room with ensuite bathroom.

What our guests say

Reviews from TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp and Facebook

Sonia
5 star rating
02 Nov 2022 - TripAdvisor
Fabulous experience We waited 2 1/2 years for this trip and we weren’t disappointed! Our hosts were great. The villa and pool were fabulous and the food so delicious! It’s the perfect split between cooking, sight seeing, relaxing and just being totally spoilt! Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to explore Tuscany and experience the amazing food and wine from... read more
Kim Konrad Kelly
29 Oct 2022 - Google
This was our 2020 trip that we moved to 2022! It was so worth the wait! Shilpa and Riccardo are wonderful hosts and every minute was amazing. The villa was beautiful with amazing views. The cooking together with new friends was so fun and delicious. The planned side trips allowed us to see more of... read more
Emma Rice
29 Oct 2022 - Google
This trip was fantastic - Shilpa and Riccardo run a wonderful course with delicious recipes and great trips to local attractions as well. The instructors and local producers we visited were all lovely and took plenty of time to share their experience and products with us. Really enjoyed the whole trip. The villa was beautiful and very comfortable.
Michael Boesen
29 Oct 2022 - Google
Great experience. Engaging cooking lessons, wine and olive oil tasting was really interesting as was a visit to a local wine and olive producer. The Villa is amazing,great company.
Kim Kelly
5 star rating
28 Oct 2022 - TripAdvisor
We picked the perfect Cooking School Shilpa ,Riccardo and their staff were perfect hosts. The whole week was so well planned from Day one. The side trips were perfect for seeing more of Tuscany. The food we made together was delicious. We came home and have made several dishes. The villa was beautiful with amazing views. We can't rave enough about... read more
Turtle Moon Arts
5 star rating
23 Aug 2022 - TripAdvisor
Excellent trip This was on my bucket list. Best trip ever! We will be back. Everyone working at Organic Tuscany were incredible. Food, fun and friends!

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.

Learn more about our team

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!)
From the US: 347 410 9690