12 hours in total of cooking lessons over the course of your week with us in the heart of Tuscany
During the years, we have come to understand that food, the perfect cultural vehicle, plays a fundamental role in bringing people together. This is why an important part of our week together will be dedicated to this topic.
A total of four cooking lessons will be held throughout the week, divided into two moments: 2 and a half hour frontal lessons and the sharing of the prepared meal at dinner.
Our cooking lessons aim to get you up close and personal to the Italian culinary tradition, providing you with the skills to construct a tailored menu, from the antipasto to the dessert. We will teach you to cook dishes that are harmoniously balanced while being healthy and tasty, and easily made at home. We will prepare a different menu every day so as to give you the greatest possible insight into the Italian cuisine.
We will use organic ingredients from our local producers: organic flours made with ancient grains milled in the region, top quality Tuscan organic fruit, vegetables and meat. During spring and summer, we will gather tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, salads and aromatic herbs directly from the small garden in front of the kitchen. We will teach you to recognize quality and freshness in the ingredients we will use, training your sight, sense of smell and taste.
We will learn the basis for all recipes: meat and vegetable broth, sautés, stocks, sauces, meat and fish ragout. We will also learn about the history of certain foods and the different Italian regional traditions tied to their preparation.
We will taste excellent wines from Tuscany and other parts of Italy and we will learn to match them to the food cooked.
Furthermore, we will learn about Tuscan wine thanks to an amazing tour of the Chianti.
If there are vegetarian guests present or guests with particular food allergies we provide tasty alternative meals to suit their requirements.
WHAT CAN WE COOK TOGETHER
Once you have booked, we can choose together what to prepare during the cooking class. Take a look at the Italian traditional dishes that we suggest here. If you do not find something to your taste, write to us so that we may arrange your personalized request.