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 tripadvisor stars
5 Stars - Based on 188 User 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.

2022 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 30th - May 6th
Full
May 7th - 13th
Full
May 14th - 20th
Full
May 21st - 27th
2 places available
May 28th - June 3rd
2 places available
June 4th - 10th
Full
September 3rd - 9th
Full
September 10th - 16th
Full
September 17th - 23rd
Full
September 24th - 30th
Full
October 1st - 7th
6 places available
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5 tripadvisor stars
5 Stars - Based on 188 User Reviews

Prices

USD prices are based on the current exchange rate.
Type of guest Euros USD
 Cooking guest1 €1,900 $2,150
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,400 $1,584
 Double room for single use2 +€500 +$566

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 €500 supplement and are offered their own double room with ensuite bathroom.

What our guests say

Reviews from TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp and Facebook

anntuscany
5 star rating
27 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

You will love Organic Tuscany! I will never forget the fabulous week we had at Organic Tuscany. Shilpa and Ricardo were amazing hosts and everyone on their team, from the cooks to the tour guides, to the local artisans were approachable, knowledgeable and fun. It was a perfect mix of cooking and touring. I highly recommend the Organic Tuscany experience.
Ann

210katev
5 star rating
28 Nov 2019 - TripAdvisor

Amazing local experiences and food! There are no words to describe how fantastic Shilpa and crew were for our week of cooking and touring Tuscany. She has perfected the balance of cooking, eating, touring and relaxing. Learned so much about italian food, wine and history of the region. I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat!

Kate v
5 star rating
28 Nov 2019 - TripAdvisor

Amazing local experiences and food! There are no words to describe how fantastic Shilpa and crew were for our week of cooking and touring Tuscany. She has perfected the balance of cooking, eating, touring and relaxing. Learned so much about italian food, wine and history of the region. I’d do it all over again in a h

bonniebray
5 star rating
17 Oct 2019 - TripAdvisor

Ricardo and Shilpa along with their entire crew guarntee you a delightful experience. I feel like I have ten new friends who live and work in Italy doing what they love most. In every sense of the schedule and sights they allowed us to experience were amazing. It just kept getting better and better every day. I highly recommend Organic Tuscany if you want a true Italian experience.

Susan C
5 star rating
26 Sep 2018 - TripAdvisor

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! This was one of the best vacations ever. The people were fantastic, the cooking was out of this world, and the setting was picture perfect. Everything was "out of the garden" fresh. We had wonderful side trips into the country side along with private wine and olive oil tastings. Could not have been more perfect.

SamK20
5 star rating
12 Aug 2018 - TripAdvisor

Highlight of our trip! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class and wish that we could have taken the week-long class. The ingredients were fresh, the chefs kind/helpful/fun, and the meal we made was delicious!

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