Tuscany Cook
the cooking

Let’s start cutting and mixing to create your own meal! Each class will be an incredibly fun experience that begins on the ground floor of your 18thcentury Villa in a fully-equipped separate kitchen. Lisa or Giuseppe will guide you on 4 cooking lessons of 3 hours each! You will learn how to use olive oil in its natural state or in cooking, how to enhance your cooking with wine, how to use fresh or wild aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, the wild nepitella, laurel and much more … Each day you will explore a complete menu from appetizers to desserts. You will learn how to prepare risotto and fresh pasta, such as ravioli and tagliatelle, and the art of making sauces such as fresh basil pesto, duck sauce, zucchini and saffron and fresh cheese sauce and tasty second dishes such as chicken with dry tomatos and olives, pork fillet with grapes, every kind of vegetables, flan and desserts as tiramisù, panna cotta, torta di semolino (a type of grain), ricotta cake … Every day you will be guided through different aspects of the Tuscan cuisine: ingredients, techniques and traditions, discovering their secrets and tasting new flavors. With their enthusiasm and her passion for cooking Lisa or Giuseppe will follow the progress of each participant, making every lesson a fantastic creative experience. Finally prepare your going away dinner to celebrate the end of your cooking week experience, you will be given all the recipes of the course and you’ll get your Certificate in Culinary Art!
no cooking

Non-cooking guests are welcome. On request we can help you to organize extra programs as: hot-air balloonig to float over Chianti vineyards, horse back riding, bike or vespa tour, rent-a-car to explore our countryside. We can provide also excursions to Lucca, Pisa and Cinque Terre. Remain at the estate to enjoy the grounds and the lovely pool, and take magnificent walks in the fields. Naturally you are welcome to participate to all our extra cooking activities including all excursions and of course to share the amazing dishes your partners have prepared for you!
one day cooking class
For those who have less time, but still want to try their hands at preparing a complete menu from “antipasto” to dessert Tuscany cook has organized a one-day-cooking class with lunch under the shade of a hundred year old chestnut tree, viewing the towers of San Gimignano from afar.
Daily cooking classes with lunch lead by a professional chef are also available in our historical palace hotel in Florence : Palazzo Galletti – www.palazzogalletti.it – In our impressive volted kitchen, you will learn how to prepare the most exquisite tried-true Tuscan recipes through the centuries!