Prices for a week-long class

The price of €1900 (Euros) is per person, based on two people sharing a bedroom with private bathroom. This is around $2100 (US Dollars) or around £1600 (British Pounds) based on the current exchange rate. Check the current exchange rate below. The price for a non-cooking guest, based on two people sharing a double room, is €1400 per person. Non-cooking guests are welcome to join us for all non-cooking activities, including all trips, meals and wine-tastings.


 Cooking guest1€1900
 Non-cooking guest1€1400
 Double room for single use2+€500

1) Based on two people sharing a double room with 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.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. The balance is payable 90 days before departure. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

What’s included?

  • Seven nights’ accommodation in a beautiful 19th century Tuscan villa
  • Breakfast (bread, tea, coffee, fruit, milk, juice, jams, honey, muesli, cookies, yogurts etc.) every day
  • Four hands-on cooking classes (in English)
  • Lunch or dinner with delicious local organic wines after all classes
  • A welcome dinner with wine
  • A tour of a charming organic winery with tasting and lunch
  • Walking tours with official guides in Florence and Siena
  • A wine-tasting session with dinner
  • A farewell dinner with wine on Friday night
  • Recipes of the dishes you learned during the cooking classes and many others for other seasons

2018 calendar


2021 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.

May 1st - 7th
6 places available
May 8th - 14th
4 places available
May 15th - 21st
May 22nd - 28th
4 places available
May 29th - June 4th
September 4th - 10th
September 11th - 17th
2 places available
September 18th - 24th
2 places available
Sept. 25th - Oct. 1st
5 places available
October 2nd - 8th
2 places available


$30 of the proceeds from your booking of the cooking vacation in Italy will go to support these charities:

charity: water

charity: water is a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the proceeds given to charity: water will directly fund clean water solutions.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The NRDC works to safeguard the earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict.

What our guests say

  • 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... read more

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  • 5 star ratingAmazing 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... read more

  • 5 star ratingbest holiday ever have always wanted to go to a cook school and have always wanted to visit Tuscany, so for a big (unmentionable) birthday my husband and I went to join 8 others at Riccardo and Shilpa's cook school.

    From the minute we walked through the doors we could not have been better...
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  • 5 star ratingOne of our best vacations! Shilpa and Ricardo were excellent hosts and their entire crew was awesome!

    The villa was beautiful and the views spectacular.

    The cooking lessons were very well prepared and well organized. The chefs were amazing as well as the kitchen staff.

    Christina is a wonderful teacher and she taught us a lot about...
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  • 5 star ratingHighlight of my time in Italy! If you are looking for an amazing week in Tuscany, this is it. The hosts are amazing, all of the chefs and other professionals who worked with us and spent time with us were warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot while enjoying truly amazing food... read more

  • My whole experience at Organic Tuscany Cooking Classes was wonderful! I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys cooking. The hosts, cooking teachers and tour guides were are very hospitable and knowledgable. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable. I loved the cooking classes, meals and... read more

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  • I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to experience Tuscany. The setting is impressive, relaxing and magical! Shilpa, Ricarrdo and their team do an outstanding job at ensuring you get the most out of your experience with them. The week is a mixture of food, wine... read more

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  • 5 star ratingAn Experience of a Lifetime Cooking in Tuscany has been a life long bucket list wish. I could not have chosen a better company to take me on my journey. Riccardo, Shilpa and their team of chefs are extremely professional, personable, knowledgeable about their menu choices and the region. All our authentic dishes... read more

  • 5 star ratingRicardo 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... read more

  • 5 star ratingA Fabulous Experience To cook in Italy has always been a dream for me and in September, this dream came true. The location was in the hills of Tuscany and the villa where we stayed and which also had the cooking classes was cozy and very comfortable with fabulous grounds and scenic... read more