Tuscan Culinary One-Day Cooking Class

One-Day Cooking Class in The Heart of Tuscany

Join us for food & Tuscan fun in Cortona, Italy!

Tuscan Culinary Cooking class in Cortona Italy
Our One-Day cooking class is flexible, fun, informal and hands-on. The class is designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. Included is menu planning, shopping for ingredients, preparation, cooking and of course consuming and critiquing the dishes you create. The class is taught in English either at at our home on Mt. San Egidio during the spring and summer or at our Agriturismo, Il Rifugio during the fall and winter months. Both venues are about ten minutes above the historic Medieval town, Cortona.

We start by meeting at a Cafe in Cortona at 9:00 AM to discuss the menu over a typical Italian breakfast of cappuccinos and pastries. After breakfast we will take you to the various markets to collect all the necessary ingredients for your menu selections. We then return to our home and start by preparing a light lunch of antipasto (appetizers). After lunch it's back to work where you will help with the preparation and cooking of the meal and then sit down to enjoy and critique your creation. The class typically ends between 6:30 and 7:30 PM depending on the number of people in the class, the number of dishes you decide to make and the conversation at the table.

    Here is a summary of what you need to know:

  • Price for the One-Day cooking class is 135 Euro/person. Payment can be made in cash on the day of the class. We cannot accept credit cards or checks.
  • All food, wine and recipe booklet is included with the class.
  • Special dietary needs are welcome but please advise in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Lodging is not included in the price but we will be happy to recommend a B&B.
  • You will start the class with menu planning over breakfast at a cafe in Cortona.
  • Shopping for the ingredients will be done in Cortona and then you will return to our house to start cooking.
  • Appetizers of cheese and cold cuts will be prepared as a light working lunch.
  • The meal you prepare is a dinner with side dishes and desert.
  • The class is about 9 to 10 hours long with shopping, cooking and eating.
  • There is a two person minimum requirement and a flexible six person maximum for family and friends.
  • A 25 Euro/person non refundable deposit is required to confirm the class.
  • Classes can not be held on Sundays or Italian holidays.
  • We are sorry but we do not offer an 'Eat Only' option.
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    Tuscan Culinary has cooking classes in Cortona, Italy.