The cuisine has always represented and continues to represent one of the most important aspects of the Italian culture. Your holiday in Tuscany could be an ideal occasion to enter into hands on contact with this tradition, learning its secrets and experimenting for yourself.

We take you to a typical Tuscan house in the middle of the countryside. Here we work together to realise a selection of five courses, all typical Tuscan recipes. We have developed a number of menus and aim to give you as much choice as possible in this respect. Please click here to see the menu choices available this year:

Cooking lesson with lunch

We’re happy to take on special requests so feel free to ask if you have a particular recipe in mind.

You will be working alongside an experienced local Italian cook. This is very much a practical experience in which we guide and instruct you but the knives, graters, mixers and various other instruments are in your hands along with the fresh seasonal ingredients and it is you that produces the wonderful menu that will be set on the table at the end of the lesson.

The preparation of these dishes is followed by a relaxed lunch. This is set on the veranda (weather permitting) where you can appreciate the various flavours whilst looking at the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

. . . and the wine, of course, will be already on the table. In this land of red wine a glass of Rosso di Montalcino is obligatory!

The price is fully inclusive:

  • Lesson with Italian Cook
  • All ingredients
  • Lunch with Water, Coffee and Wine (Rosso di Montalcino)
  • Beautifully illustrated Recipe Booklet

Click here to book and pay securely online

trip-advisorMemorable day!

My husband and I were on our honeymoon in tuscany in May. I have always wanted to learn to cook italian so husband “forced” himself to join me. We were told there would be another couple doing the course on the day.

Lesley picked us all up from our accommodations to arrive at her place for the course. We had her and a nice italian lady (doesn’t really speak English) to teach us to do a 3 course meal (we are still doing it now we are back home by the way). The meal was brilliant, and it was so nice to meet the other couple and we all sat around after the cooking to eat the food, enjoy the brilliant wine and to have a chat.

After 3 weeks in Italy it was just so lovely to meet other travellers, and to meet Lesley – she was able to give us a different perspective (English person living in Italy).

All in all it was such a great day, and one of our favourite memories of Italy (even husband agreed!!!)