Duration:1 hour for shopping - 3 hours for the cooking class + time for lunch
BUY THE BEST INGREDIENTS AND PREPARE YOUR MEMORABLE LUNCH
Do you want to help us doing the shopping for your Tuscan cooking class? This is now possible! In the company of our guide, you will do the shopping of the food you need in the local little shops in one of the hilltop towns near the cooking venue. After that we will move to the cooking venue to prepare an unforgettable meal!
Discover the true essence of Tuscan living with our “Shopping & Cooking Like Locals” experience. We invite you to actively participate in the preparation of your Tuscan cooking class by joining our guide on a shopping adventure in one of the enchanting hilltop towns near the cooking venue. Possible locations include Peccioli, Lajatico, Terricciola, or Palaia. By doing so, you not only enhance your experience but also contribute to supporting the local small communities of Tuscany.
Here’s what the experience entails:
1. Shopping Excursion:
• Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, explore the local little shops in the chosen hilltop town.
• Engage with local vendors, seek their advice on the best ingredients, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.
• Experience the authenticity of Tuscan life as you select the freshest fruits, vegetables, the perfect cut of meat, or the finest piece of bread, just as the locals do.
2. Cooking Class:
• Drive to the cooking venue and embark on a culinary journey with our local cook.
• Learn the art of preparing a lunch featuring three traditional dishes, delving into the most typical family recipes of Tuscany.
• Throughout the class and lunch, indulge in local wines that complement the flavors of your creations.
By participating in this unique experience, you not only refine your culinary skills but also engage with the local community, fostering a genuine connection with the people and traditions of Tuscany. It’s a delightful blend of cultural immersion and hands-on cooking, creating memories that linger long after the meal is enjoyed. Join us in supporting local communities and savoring the true essence of Tuscan life.
Vegetarian or Vegan options available on request.
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.
SHOPPING & COOKING LIKE LOCALS
– RATES 2024 –
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)
|Child (4-11 yrs)
- 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
- 1 hour shopping in town
- private cooking class
- all food and materials
- unlimited wine from the farm (white and red)
- lunch or dinner after the class
- personal apron as souvenir
- booklet where to take note
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: 1 hour for shopping, 2 to 3 hours for cooking and the rest for dinner/lunch and relaxation. Time for transportation not included.
Available all the year through, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Timing is flexible. After a morning class lunch is served. After an afternoon class dinner is served.
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.