Join us on a week-long
cooking class in Tuscany, Italy

Let our passionate team welcome you on a hands-on Italian cooking week in a beautiful villa. We’ll learn how to cook delicious seasonal dishes using fresh local ingredients.
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The cooking classes in Tuscany

Our instructors love to share their 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 to delight your friends and family with!

A cooking school in 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 people say about us

  • Sonal Avatar

    5 star rating   My husband and I went for our 25th wedding anniversary in September and it was fabulous. The villa was beautiful and comfortable. Host, Ricardo and Shilpa and the staff were amazing. It was a great balance for me, cooking, resting, sight seeing, and eating! We were able to get a real flavor of Tuscany. Highly recommend it!

    Sonal ,Maryland USA

    Sonal 9/22/2017
    TravelHappy1156 Avatar

    5 star rating   My two kids, ages 26 and 23, and I had a wonderful week of cooking and eating the most delicious food and learning about the beautiful life and culture of Tuscany. Shilpa and Ricardo, along with their friendly, knowledgeable team, created such a delightful environment for my children and I to make magnificent memories together.

    TravelHappy1156 1/18/2018
    Jo Avatar

    5 star rating   Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! What a great balance of cooking classes, local sightseeing, wine and olive oil tastings, and the most fabulous food! Every day was a new adventure! This is a week I can see myself repeating at a later date!

    Jo 9/22/2017
    melissagracedavies Avatar

    5 star rating   Organic Tuscany was perfect! I have learnt so much and I'm continuing to use the recipes at home. They are simple and adaptable and the tutors were great. Ship & Riccardo were very welcoming and the villa was just lush. I would highly recommend for anyone of any cooking ability!

    melissagracedavies 7/01/2017
  • Cindy Avatar

    5 star rating   I would never take another cooking class because nothing could compare with the week I had at the "old place". Your new villa looks lovely! The food, the people and the countryside was perfection! If you have the chance GO!

    Cindy 5/19/2017
    Diana Avatar

    5 star rating   Thank you Shilpa and everyone at Organic Tuscany for a wonderful week of cooking, eating, laughter and the ‘Tuscany Experience’.
    The cooking classes were so informative and such fun. The relaxed atmosphere, food and the people, made the week a holiday to remember.
    The new villa looks lovely and I would love to come back again.
    Anyone thinking of taking a trip to Tuscany to a cooking school, don’t miss this one.
    Best, Diana.

    Diana 11/30/2016
    Deborah Avatar

    5 star rating   One of our favorite vacations ever (and we have traveled quite a lot)! The staff is excellent, the food and accommodations excellent and the cooking time is a blast. Every detail is covered, the itinerary is well thought out, interesting and giving you enough to do while allowing time to actually rest. Well done. We definitely want to do it again.

    Deborah 6/27/2016
    Dena Avatar

    5 star rating   An unforgettable (and delicious) afternoon! The cooking class was beyond amazing. With the help of Manuela and Silvio, we learned to make an incredible menu of Crostini Con Fegatini, Lasagna with meat sauce and Besciamel, and Torta Di Mele. All while in a beautiful villa overlooking an exquisite view of vineyards and rolling hills. A cherished experience we'll never forget. Thank you!

    Dena 7/19/2017

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.


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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