Private cooking class on ancient grains at organic farm

Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays
Duration: 6 hours

A COOKING CLASS IN PARADISE

Imagine a peaceful countryside of gently rolling hills in the most beautiful area of Tuscany and place a picturesque stone country farmhouse right in the middle. Imagine an orgininal fully organic wheat farm with a private stone mill and a selected production of unique pasta and grains. This is the location of one of the most charming cooking classes ever with focus on very original flours from ancient grains.

A renowned organic pasta farm
The farm of our hands-on ancient grain cookery class has got a fully integrated system of organic pasta production starting from the grain fields all around, through the flour production in an advanced stone mill, up to a pasta making machinery that creates unique kinds of pasta.
In our half-day experience on the pasta farm you start with a private guided walking tour of the production line with a detailled explanation of all the stages of production from the plant to the packaging.


Let’s cook!

Following the guided walk through the company is a very interesting cooking class with a local chef in the main kitchen of the farmhouse focusing in the preparation of pastas and specialties based on the ancient grains produced on the farm. The class is a hands-on experience where you will learn how to make:

– 2 kinds of home-made pasta with flours of spelt, or farro, and an ancient grain called “grano etrusco“, topped with simple sauces of seasonal products like vegetables, cheese or organic meat

salad of spelt or ancient grains, dressed with seasonal vegetables like zucchini, artichokes, asparagus, tomatoes or pesto

panzanella bread salad o pappa al pomodoro bread thick soup, with bread baked on the farm

cookies with organic flours and almonds or chocolate

At the end of the whole experience the joy for your palate: a complete lunch or dinner with all the specialties you prepared, served with local Before leaving you have also the chance to buy any organic product on the farm like pasta, cookies, flours, legumes, bread and extra virgin olive oil.

 

This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this class. Please, note that the specialties of the menu prepared at the class may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the class.

In our cooking class we like telling you a lot about Tuscan farms and farmers' cooking traditions, introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides as a language assistants and coordinator with you during the whole class. Please, see below all the guides and language assistants who can be with you.
During this experience you will also meet one of our Tuscan cooks who give you the cooking class. Please, see below which cooks you are likely to encounter.

Arianna

guide

Massimo

guide

Veronica

guide

Luca

guide

Lorena

friend

Lucia

friend

Laura

friend

Ester

friend

Daniela

friend

Natalia

friend

Roberta

friend
Rates
Rates Table

The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.

HALF-DAY COOKING CLASS WITH FOCUS ON ANCIENT GRAINS
ON A RENOWNED ORGANIC FARM IN TUSCANY

– RATES 2017 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

2 persons € 400
3 persons € 440
4 persons € 480
5 persons € 520
6 persons € 560
7 persons € 600
8 persons € 640
9 persons € 680
10 persons € 720
Extra person € 40
Children (4-11 yrs) € 30
This cooking class is for private parties of max 12 people

 

Rates include

  • Guided visit of the organic farm, the stone mill and the pasta making machinery for about 1 hour
  • Hands-on cooking experience for about 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Preparation of 4-5 courses with ingredients from organic farm
  • All food & wine
  • Private local chef
  • English speaking assistant
  • Printed material
  • Personal aprons as souvenirs
  • Served full lunch or dinner
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation

Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.

This is a message from Toni, who enjoyed a private pasta making class at the organic ancient grain farm with Massimo:

Thank you, and Mossimo and Carla, for such an amazing afternoon of cooking and eating. They are a great team, entertaining, informative and fun!!

I’d like to get the recipes, if possible, for the meal we made. Thanks for your help.

This are the words of Kate, who enjoyed our ancient grain cooking class while visiting Italy with her family:

Dear Arianna,

I just wanted to pass on our highest praise and thanks for a simply wonderful class on Friday. We had the best time! Massimo and Esther were so wonderful. We loved the class and will be certain to review favourably on tripadvisor.

Massimo mentioned you could email us the recipes we made? Would that be ok? We are planning a Tuscan feast for our friends now!

Kind regards and thanks again.

This is a message from Nella who joined us for a cookery lesson while visiting Italy:

Hi Arianna,

I have posted a review on Tripadvisor as requested.  I returned from overseas last Thursday and posted the review yesterday (Sunday).

I would like to thank you once again for being a part of my 50th birthday celebrations and making it an enjoyable day for everyone.

Could you please email me the recipes for all the items on the menu we had on the 18th of May.  It would be most appreciated.

I hope all is well in bella Toscana and I look forward to my next visit.

Regards,

Nella

This is an email we received from Rasha, after having a tour with Arianna:

Hi Arianna i miss you so much we always talk about you and how sweet you are, we cant forget the tour you arrange it for us,it was really nice and you are really friendly.
I send picture for you maybe you will need it.
every body say hi to you,please be in tuch..

Rasha from Kuwait

This is an email arrived on from Lynn and her friends, who enjoyed a cooking class on our farm with the teaching of Ester and the assistance of Luca:

Last week myself and 2 friends took a cooking class near Peccoli that was arranged by your company. It was WONDERFUL! Ester and Luca were great. Luca said he would send recipes to my email but I have not gotten them yet. Could you please send the recipes for the fabulous meal that we made? I am anxious to get cooking now that I am home.
Thank You,
Lynn

—–

Boungiorno, Luca!

Thanks for the fast reply to my email! I am going to try the veal ragu tonight! If it is not too much trouble we would also love the recipe for the chocolate salami we made.

I am attaching some pictures for you. I will also be happy to recommend Arianna and Friends on trip advisor! I think our cooking class was the highlight of my 2 weeks in Tuscany!

Ciao!

Lynn

 

Ester & Luca and our guests at a cooking class

Smiling after a cookery lesson at the ancient grain farm

 

Luca and the guests of our class in the kitchen

Cooking lesson with Ester and Luca

 

Making pasta with ancient grain flour

Hand-making tagliatelle with the special organic flour of the organic farm of our tour

 

Ingredients for cooking at the ancient grain farm

Cookery class with focus on ancient grains

LOCATION OF THE COOKING VENUE:
This cooking class takes place on the organic grain farm in the countryside near Villamagna, in central Tuscany, among Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra.

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the language assistant is at an easy meeting point near Peccioli. Detailled instructions will be provided.

DURATION:
This program takes 6 hours: 1 hour for visiting the farm + 3 hours for cooking and the rest for dinner/lunch. Time for transportation not included.

AVAILABILITY:
Available all the year through, from Mondays through Saturdays in the morning, followed by lunch, or in the afternoon, followed by dinner.

LANGUAGE:
This class is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Easy

CHILD FRIENDLY:
Ideal for children

CLOTHING:
No particular clothing required.

FOOD RESTRICTIONS:
The foods served during this cooking class might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.

TRANSPORTATION:
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".

The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.

A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
Luxury Mercedes Vito with driver
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli