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Cooking School Toscana Mia - Chianti

  • Introducing Toscana Mia

    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.

  • The lessons

    Antipasto (Starter) Bruschetta or Crostini or small pizzas
    First Course Fresh hand-made pasta or Potato gnocchi or Penne agli Aromi (Tomato sauce with aromatic herbs or Ribollita (Tuscan vegetable soup)
    Second Course Roasted meat (Arista alla Fiorentina) or Scaloppine all’ Aceto Balsamico (Escalope with balsamic vinegar) Stuffed vegetables
    Dessert Tiramisu' or Panna Cotta or Amor Polenta with Gelato (cake with polenta flour)
    Many more menus are available and we always ask client if they have special request and if there is any food allergy
    Starting Time: 9:30 am 
    Duration: aprox. 5 hours including meal
    Location: Podere Le Rose (Toscana Mia location in Chianti)
    Number of Participants : minimum 1 person
    Instructor: Simonetta or Paola de’ Mari
    Cost includes: hands on cooking class (5 recipes), meal with water and wine, snack with drinks and wine during the lesson, 1 instructor (speaking English fluently), Toscana Mia apron, Toscana Mia recipe leaflet

    Cooking class with children
    Kids can easily take part into our classes as we have great experience in making them feel comfortable in cooking. When they get tired we’ve plenty of toys at their disposal in the room next to the kitchen,as in the home we have 2 young girls.

  • Italian Language  Private Classes
    Beginners: a first Step „to survive“ with Italian Language
    Advanced: to practice conversation
    Let us organize some hours’ lesson with an Italian professional teacher.

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