Cooking Class in Chianti
Book a Cooking class in Chianti, a unique experience to learn how to cook traditional Tuscan and creative dishes using local and genuine products; at the end of the lesson you’ll eat and taste the unique flavor of the home-made Tuscan food.
Take part of the Cooking lesson in Chianti region at my home in Talente—municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa—a small country village located in a typical Chianti region landscape in the heart of Tuscany surrounded by vineyards and century old olive trees, only 2,5 miles away from San Casciano and 12 miles away from Florence downtown.
My home is a medieval age building that has been recently renovated leaving unchanged the historical part of the house as wooden beams, terracotta floor and stone arcade.
Experience the opportunity of cooking with an opened window overlooking the Chianti hills and Tuscan landscape using genuine products of my garden: saffron, lemon, basil, oregano, mint, chives, olive oil from the garden’s olive trees. It will be a genuine and authentic full immersion experience!
I will teach you how to prepare home made Tuscan food dishes that will be tasted at the end of the lesson. The menu is subject to seasonal products and climate.
During the summer period, the home made typical Tuscan food dishes are served in the private garden, surrounded by lemon trees, olive trees, flowers and facing the beautiful Chianti’s sunset.
Prepare your personal menu choosing 4 courses meal, prepared by all guest “hands on” or do a full immersion in a specific course, as Pasta or appetizers or dessert and cake or pizza.
Below are listed some typical Tuscan dishes to let you choose one dish out of each step. You will take your own notes regarding the dishes recipes during the class.
Class Menu proposals:
Step 1 – Homemade appetizers
Chickpeas cream with rigatino or shrimps Bruschetta with tomato and basil
Croutons with stracchino cheese and sausage Croutons with baked ham and celery Croutons with tuna butter
Step 2 – Homemade pasta
Fresh pasta with season sauce
“Gnudi” (spinach and ricotta cheese balls) Potatoes gnocchi with season sauce
Semolina gnocchi, or stuffed rice tomatoes, spelled with black olives, Pachino tomatoes and olive oil.
Spaghetti with season sauce Risotto with saffron
Step 3 – Main course: meat, fish or vegetarian.
Rolled veal with fontina cheese and speck with fried slides of celery
Baked pork loin with potatoes Bones holes with rice
Pork fillet in crust Florentine tripe or lampredotto Peposo with steamed potatoes
Squids with potatoes
Rolled green pumpkin omelette stuffed with cheese Little round shaped zucchini stuffed with ricotta cheese Eggplants balls
Seasonal vegetables flan Green pumpkin sweet and sour sauce
Pizza in wood-fired oven
Step 4 – Homemade cakes
Sweet pastries with melted chocolate Florentine style stuffed crushed cake Tart with homemade jam
Biscuits with coconut flour and almonds Rolled chocolate cake Homemade ice-cream
Original Tiramisù with season fruits
Duration, booking and services:
Preferable on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is only on request.
Morning – suggested in winter period From 10.00am to 1.00pm Lesson From 1.00am to 2.30pm lunch
Afternoon – suggested in spring, summer and autumn From 4.00pm to 7.30pm lesson
From 7.30pm to 9.30pm dinner
Rates can be flexible and are based on the menu chosen and number of people attending the lessons (starting Euro 120,00 per person cash payment). A bottle of Chianti Gallo Nero wine is included as well as still and sparkling water and Espresso coffee.
At time of booking, please advise any food intolerance or any food allergy. Car transfer for 4 persons is included in the rate from Florence down town.
It is available on request a private minivan and professional English speaking driver for sightseeing and transfer.
Classes allow a maximum of 6 participants. Children are welcome.