Our team

Many people tell us how lucky we are to do what we do! And we do feel very lucky: 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 of course to sit down with new friends and enjoy the great food we prepare together and the wines from the vineyards that we visit.
Serenella

Serenella

Your host and chef

Serenella learned her magic in the kitchen working in restaurants in Milan. Decades ago she moved to Tuscany to make organic wines, work as a private chef and bring up her daughters, who are now lively young adults. She will be your host for the week and along with the rest of the team, will tell you all about Italy and Italian food traditions and ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.

Manuela

Manuela

Our chef

Manuela is a Tuscan mother of two lovely young women, and lives in the heart of the Chianti. She will teach you dozens of her unbeatable dishes, including the best minestrone in town and her amazing Torta della Nonna, a warm custard and pine-nut pie. Manuela is an expert on local cuisine, and you’ll have the chance to ask her plenty of questions!

Elisabetta

Elisabetta

Your guide to Florence

Elisabetta is a native Florentine with a British mother.
Her father’s work in the UN took her all over the globe as a child, but she came back to Florence when she was 18. She studied at the Università di Firenze and became well versed in literature and art history. She has now lived in Florence for over 25 years and loves showing visitors the hidden corners of the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Riccardo and Shilpa

Riccardo and Shilpa

Planning your week

Riccardo and Shilpa created Organic Tuscany over fifteen years ago. Along with an amazing team of friends and family, they have made it into a very special place where guests gather together to learn to cook delicious dishes in the kitchen and take time to enjoy them around the table. They will go out of their way so that your week with us in Tuscany is all that you hoped for, and more.

Arturo

Arturo

Wine and oil expert

Arturo is passionate about the Tuscan countryside and all it has to offer and is lucky enough to use this passion every day - from working with his family on their rose farm and vineyard, to helping people gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of wine and extra virgin olive oil. His enthusiasm and energy is infectious!

Clara

Clara

Your local guide

Clara is originally from Milan but embraced Tuscany as her adopted home over twenty years ago. She lives in the hills near the villa with her partner Terry, an accomplished British ceramicist. She knows the area like the back of her hand, and loves guiding guests around the local countryside and farms, explaining some history, pointing out the interesting flora and fauna and some eccentric neighbours too!

Chiara

Chiara

Your guide to Siena

Chiara is a very proud native of her beloved Siena and has a degree in foreign languages and literature. She adores talking about her city, and always infects those listening to her with her enthusiasm for it. She loves to make visitors to her city laugh, to make them curious about the things that they see with her and to hear that irrepressible "ooooh" when they see Piazza del Campo for the first time. She says "I love my city and I love people. What better job than to be a guide?"

2025 prices

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 €2,400 $2,626
 Non-cooking guest1 €1,900 $2,079
 Double room for single use2 +€900 $985

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 €900 supplement and are offered their own double room with ensuite bathroom.

2025 Calendar

2025 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 26th - May 2nd
Full
May 3rd - 9th
Places available
May 10th - 16th
Places available
May 17th - 23rd
Full
May 24th - 30th
2 places available
May 31st - June 6th
Places available
Aug 30th - Sept 5th
Places available
September 6th - 12th
Places available
September 13th - 19th
Places available
September 20th - 26th
Places available
Sept 27th - Oct 3rd
Places available

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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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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