Prices for a week-long class

The price of €1800 (Euros) is per person, based on two people sharing a bedroom with private bathroom. This is around $2000 (US Dollars) or around £1500 (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 €1350 per person. Non-cooking guests are welcome to join us for all non-cooking activities, including all trips, meals and wine-tastings.

Prices

 Cooking guest1€1800
 Non-cooking guest1€1350
 Double room for single use2+€450

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 €450 supplement and are offered their own double room with ensuite bathroom.

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

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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

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2020 Calendar

The dates shown are Saturday through to Friday. Departure is actually on the Saturday morning.
April 25th - May 1st
Full
May 2nd - 8th
Full
May 9th - 15th
2 places available
May 16th - 22nd
Full
May 23rd - 29th
Full
May 30th - June 5th
Full
June 6th - 12th
Full
Aug. 29th - Sept. 4th
Full
September 5th - 11th
2 places available
September 12th - 18th
Full
September 19th - 25th
Full
Sept. 26th - Oct. 2nd
Full
October 3rd - 9th
2 places available
October 10th - 16th
Full

Charity

$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.

WE CARE Solar

WE CARE Solar promotes safe motherhood in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, blood bank refrigeration and mobile communication using solar electricity.

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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    Kate
    11/29/2019
  • 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

    210katev
    11/28/2019
  • 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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    Caz_C_12_12
    11/27/2019
  • 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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    Trek799509
    11/14/2019
  • 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

    Bonnie
    11/11/2019
  • 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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    Elizabeth
    10/31/2019
  • 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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    Cheryl
    10/23/2019
  • 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

    cmschell35
    10/22/2019
  • 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

    bonniebray
    10/17/2019
  • 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

    Teresa
    10/10/2019