For both children and adults our courses are fun learning experiences which teach some of the best kept secrets of Tuscan farmhouse cooking. In a relaxed and familial atmosphere our chef will prepare and teach simple hearty dishes which are the basis of the Tuscan culinary tradition. Everything is provided for.
Participants all have a part to play in the preparation of all the dishes which will be tasted at the end of the lesson for lunch or dinner, along with a good glass of wine or two! The menu will vary according to season and what guests request.
We offer four different types of courses:
Zuppe e minestre (soups and broths)
Completely dedicated to the soups and broths of the Tuscan tradition. All guests will be able to try and taste their own soups.
Pasta fresca (homemade)
Everything you wanted to know about the preparation, conservation and cooking of fresh pasta, accompanying sauces and various fillings.
Tuscan antipasto, meat cuts and cooking methods
The ancient cooking methods of "Chianina" beef. The secrets of the great Tuscan farmwives in their preparation of deliciously tasty antipasti.
Bread and "schiacciata" making
A step by step guide to making Tuscan bread and schiacciata, under the strict supervision of an expert baker who will reveal the secrets of this ancient art.