TUSCAN FOOD AND GELATO, WHAT A TREAT!
Prepare your taste buds and soul for an authentic treat!
Indulge in the best of Tuscan cuisine and sweetness in a single, delightful day with our unique combination of a typical cooking class and gelato tasting.
Our “My Tuscan Kitchen” cooking school at Rita’s farm
Experience the essence of Tuscan culinary traditions in the picturesque embrace of Rita’s farm, the ideal backdrop for our immersive cooking classes. Rooted in the rich heritage of Tuscany’s farming communities, our classes unfold in the authentic setting of a Tuscan farmhouse. Step into the heart of Rita’s farm, surrounded by the serenity of olive trees and the artistry of olive oil production.
Typical Tuscan cooking class
Join us for a hands-on cooking class at Rita’s farm, where you’ll prepare two typical Tuscan dishes. Whether it’s pasta, gnocchi, meat, or vegetarian delights, the choice is yours for a personalized and flavorful lunch.
In the company of our skilled cook, you’ll unlock the secrets of Italian cuisine and actively participate in the creation of dishes deeply rooted in our tradition. It’s not just about cooking; it’s about sharing an experience that transcends flavors.
The charming hamlet of Peccioli and Gelato tasting
Following this enjoyable and educational cooking session, embark on a short drive to the enchanting hilltop town of Peccioli. Marvel at its majestic suspended terrace and distinctive arabesque bell tower, setting the stage for the next chapter of your culinary adventure.
Here, you’ll meet Lorella, the owner of a renowned pastry shop, and her son Nicolò, a master of crafting excellent organic gelato. Delight in the rich flavors made with love and precision, using traditional and artisanal methods. Nicolò carefully selects the finest local ingredients, resulting in gelato flavors that are not only unique but incredibly delicious. Indulge in the discovery of at least three of his special gelato creations, each offering a taste of Tuscany’s culinary excellence.
This journey promises a fusion of education, fun, and tantalizing flavors—a true celebration of Tuscan culinary traditions and the joy they bring to the palate. Join us for an experience that combines the warmth of tradition with the delightful surprises of artisanal gelato in the charming town of Peccioli.
What you taste
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.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
COOKING LAB & GELATO
– RATES 2024 –
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)
|Child (4-11 yrs)
|This cooking class is for private parties of max 12 people
- A private local chef at your disposal
- A private English speaking assistant and story teller at your disposal. Available also in German, French, Spanish and Russian
- private cooking class with 2 courses
- all food and materials
- unlimited wines from the farm (white and red)
- lunch after the class
- personal apron as souvenir
- booklet where to take note
- guided visit to the hamlet of Peccioli
- tasting of organic gelato
Rates do NOT include
- Tips to the staff. Not included, not obligatory but very much appreciated
This cooking class takes place in the rural area of central Tuscany, among Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra, 10 km from Selvatelle.
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the guide is at our office in La Rosa or at an agreed meeting point.
This program takes 5 or 6 hours: 2 to 3 hours for cooking, time for lunch and 1 hour for gelato tasting and Peccioli sightseeing. Time for transportation not included.
Available all the year through, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Timing is flexible.
This class is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
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.
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.