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Cooking School Tuscany

What better place to brush up on your culinary skills than Tuscany? Tuscany is known for its spectacular fresh food and simple, hearty local dishes made from locally grown ingredients.
What we think of real Italian food back home is nowhere near what the chefs produce in Tuscany, here things are made differently. Whilst on holiday, learn how to cook Tuscan food like the locals do at a cooking school in Tuscany.

Do something different on your holiday and come home with cooking skills you can use in your own kitchen. Bring the taste of Tuscany back with you by learning how to make some of the most popular local dishes. Discover which ingredients to use and how to add a touch of Tuscan flavour.

There are plenty of Tuscan cooking schools which offer excellent courses. We have selected a few different cooking schools below for you to choose from.

Cooking School Tuscany

Cooking School Malborghetto

Lessons are held in the professional kitchens of the Malborghetto Restaurant located in Lecchi in Chianti. The classes are taught by the resident chef and are for a maximum of 6 persons, thus ensuring you have individual in depth tuition. The courses take place in the morning and last for three hours; students will prepare a four course menu consisting of an appetiser, homemade pasta dish, main course and desert, all of which they will get to eat at the end of the lesson. The menu is flexible and can incorporate client’s requests or will be based on ingredients available according to the season. At the end of each cookery class a sommelier will discuss which local wines would complement each dish. The price is €90 per person which covers all tuition, ingredients, kitchen equipment including clothing, the advice of a sommelier and wine with each course. For more information - www.malborghetto.net See our blog http://blog.to-tuscany.com/2015/04/too-many-cooks-not-in-this-kitchen.html This video shows our Canadian agent Susan and her family enjoying cookery school at Malborghetto: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwfotd3Mh2o&feature=youtu.be

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Cooking school in International Kitchens

The International kitchen cooking school is for those of you who are staying near Arezzo and would like to do a short course so that you can enjoy the delightful meals you have here in Italy in the privacy of your own home. They offer daily classes in various towns near Arezzo. For more information on this cooking school click here.

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Cooking School Toscana Mia - Chianti

Italian Cooking class If you want to spend  half day cooking real Tuscan food  with an Italian family Join us in our hands-on cooking classes at TOSCANA MIA Call us ,obligation free/ for information Just 4 km from Montebuoni/Montefiorile The hands-on course covers traditional, home-style Tuscan and Italian recipes to enjoy the wonderfully intense flavours & freshness of traditional Italian dishes cooked in an evocative stone farmhouse in the hills of Chianti, surrounded by vineyard & olivegroves,real Italian home where the de’Mari family lives. The classes are held in a friendly atmosphere . And you have the chance to make new friends and learn a few secrets from Simonetta and Paola . Participants cook and eat dishes prepared using fresh, natural ingredients. A complete meal (5 recipes)such as appetizers, a pasta or a soup dish, a meat and vegetable  dish and then a dessert is prepared every day and is accompanied by the wine which best complements it.

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Lets Cook in Umbria

Learn to cook authentic Italian dishes in an informal and friendly environment where you will learn the passion of the Italian kitchen and have fun doing it. A comprehensive hands-on cookery class given by a teacher who will teach you to make splendid Italian three course lunches covering all the basic Italian cooking techniques. We can vary our menu to suit vegetarian diets and to accommodate food allergies or other restrictions.  For more information vist Let's Cook in Umbriawww.cookinumbria.it/

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Juls Kitchen - cooking school in your villa

WHY A COOKING CLASS AT JULS’ KITCHEN? My name is Giulia, I am a 34 years old foodblogger, food writer and food photographer. I work with my partner Tommaso to offer you the most authentic experiences in Tuscany: we shop at the local markets, we talk with the producers, we plan the menu together according to the season. Our cooking classes are hand-on, as I believe that we learn by doing - and after all it’s fun to knead your ball of pasta dough, isn’t it? To get to know Tuscany better, we visit local farms where we have the chance to know the best local typical products such as pecorino cheese, cinta senese porks, chianina cows, wine and olive oil. I’ve been living in the Tuscan countryside since I was born, in the same house where my father was born and my grandmother was born. Tuscany is my daily life and the landscape I see from my bedroom window each morning. When I am abroad, I am often asked about my country, our typical wine and food, nature and small villages sitting at the top of the hills. I started seeing my home land through the eyes of foreign people and I discovered a new point of view, new colours, fresh emotions, genuine flavours and tantalizing scents. I deeply fell in love with the vision that foreigners have of Tuscany. HOW DOES IT WORK? The class is held in Juls’ kitchen, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, between Siena and Florence. By request, the class can be held in your rented villa or apartment (cooking class open to a maximum of 10 people, more people are welcome to have dinner). The course will be held in English. A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included). A photographer can be hired to take photos of your class, giving you precious memories of the experience (price not included). Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are always available on request. Check her website for more information and to discover all the new experiences: http://en.julskitchen.com/tuscan-cooking-classes

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Cooking in Florence

Whether you’re after Tuscan cooking classes or a private chef, Cooking in Florence offers it all. The company is run by Elena and Laura, two friends who are passionate about passing on the culinary tips and tricks they learned from their grandmothers. And although they are based in Florence, they can hold their Tuscan cooking classes wherever you like, including in your own villa. What you learn to cook can be based on a theme, such as rice or vegetables, or on one of their own menus. Kids classes are available too, or if you just want to put your feet up on your holiday, Laura or Elena are available as a private chef as well. In their own words: Cooking in Florence… to know the tastes, smells and simple tricks of home cooking!   Contact Cooking in Florence www.cookinginflorence.com info@cookinginflorence.it mob 1: +39 (0)335 6469 869      mob 2: +39 (0)335 7799 771

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Cuoche in Vacanza - Tuscany cooking classes

If you're looking to take some of Tuscany home, what better way than to learn to cook your favourite Tuscan dishes? That's exactly what Erika and Emanuela from Cuoche in Vacanza offer. Their Tuscany cooking classes can be held in your villa in French or English and use only seasonal, local produce. They'll even pass down some of the culinary secrets they learned from their own grandmothers. Or why not just have your favourite Tuscan dishes cooked for you? Professional Chef Erika can organize private dinner at home. Whether you want to taste a whole Tuscan menu, or enjoy several nights of Tuscan home cooking in your villa - Cuoche in Vacanza team will do all the shopping, cooking, serving and clearing up for you. Yum. Contact Cuoche in Vacanza - Erika Elia www.cookingclassesintuscany.net info@cuocheinvacanza.it +39 3406779798

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Sweet Occasions

If you really want to immerse yourself in Italian food, what better way than to learn how to cook it from a Sicilian in her own Florentine family kitchen? This is exactly what the owner of Sweet Occasions, Antonella, can offer you. Ever since she was a child she loved cooking and was surrounded by it. After years of practicing her craft, she now offers her Tuscany cooking classes to adults and children, in Italian, English or French. Apart from teaching you to cook, Antonella also organises memorable parties and even weddings. She loves cooking so much, she even blogs about it. A true lover of food! Contact Sweet Occasions – Antonella Web: www.sweet-occasions.it Email: info@sweet-occasions.it

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Scuola di Cucina di Lella

Probably the most famous cookery school in Siena (undoubtedly the first school of international cuisine born in Siena), Lella has a long experience with tourists and locals and offers her skill in the lovely area of Porta Fontebranda,  in Siena city center. A passionate researcher of medieval recipes, Lella’s lessons can be private or for groups, they can be half a day or several days for a more intensive course. She also provides cooking classes at rental villas and a private chef service. Website:www.scuoladicucinadilella.net/en/ Address: Via Fontebranda 69 - 53100 Siena Tel: + 39 0577 46609

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The Florence School of Olive Oil

This is the first cooking school in Italy that gives classes on olive oil, solo or combined with cooking. In fact this is absolutely new and the only school in Italy which offers this experience. It's not as simple as olive oil being poured on bread but these are technical classes that explain all the criteria officially accepted to identify extra virgin olive oil all over the world. OLIO is run by professionals who will teach you an authentic Italian cuisine. Silvia and Barbara the founders of the school have great passion and dedication and are extremely knowledgeable about food, wine and the area as well. During the classes you will not only learn fantastic recipes but also some interesting facts about the ingredients with a pinch of history and culture.  The classes are run in a relaxed atmosphere and dedicated to passionate home cooks as well as to professionals who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Silvia, who runs the classes, speaks English, German, Spanish and Greek. For more information visit: http://www.florenceoliveoilschool.com/en/ Via Fra’ Paolo Sarpi 5d, Florence Tel. +39 055 5386283 / +39 348 2793443

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Volterra and San Gimignano Tour with Vernaccia and Cheese Tasting from Florence

Discover Volterra and the Alabaster Museum enjoying also the cheese tasting. Visit the medieval town of San Gimignano in the afternoon using your free time to visit it on your own. A final wine tasting in a farm and the visit to the Monteriggioni fortress will make this day unforgettable.

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Florence and Pisa Shore Excursion from Livorno

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Florence Private Photo Shoot

Have you ever dreamed about walking around in Florence, discover cobbled streets, alleys and get photographed? Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want a unique souvenir of your stay in the city of Renaissance, through a private photo shoot your photographer will capture images of you and create a professional collection of photos.

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Healthy Organic Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Learn, hands-on, how to prepare wholesome, healthy and delicious Italian traditional meals in a beautiful Cooking School Kitchen in the heart of Florence.
Bring seasonal, fresh ingredients and good eating in your everyday life, broaden your knowledge and get inspired.
This cooking class nourishes the body and the soul for a radiant level of wellness.
Menus are mostly vegetarian but not at all restricted to vegetarian dishes. All products used during our hands-on culinary experiences come from local certified farmers and producers.

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