Availability:Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays
Duration:From 2 to 3 hours


Indulge your sweet tooth in our pastry class at Rita’s! If you have a fondness for traditional desserts and cookies prepared in Tuscan homes, this is the culinary experience for you.  Arianna & Friends organizes a pastry making class at My Tuscan Kitchen cooking school, in a typical Tuscan cottage with a breathtaking view over the Pisan hills, together with one of our expert chefs.




The charming setting of Rita’s farm in Tuscany
As the cooking traditions of Tuscany trace back to the times when the locals were predominantly farmers, the ideal backdrop for our pastry-making classes is an authentic Tuscan farmhouse. We invite you to Rita’s farm in the countryside just outside Montefoscoli, nestled between Pisa and Volterra. Our class begins with a brief historical introduction to the location, providing you with insights into the origins of our cuisine.

Baking cakes with our chef
After visiting Rita’s farm and getting acquainted with her lovely pets, as well as her chickens and donkeys, we will access our rustic-style cooking school and meet a local cook who will lead our pastry-making class. The setting is very informal and familiar, and the selected recipes and cakes are deeply rooted in the Tuscan culinary tradition. You will gain valuable tips on baking and preparing simple yet delicious cookies, cakes, and pies.

Under the guidance of our  cook, you’ll immerse yourself in the art of crafting three quintessential desserts. Choose three from thye

Below you find our menu list with all the desserts:

The options are abundant, ensuring a delightful selection to suit your taste.

Everything you create during the class will be savored as a “merenda,” the customary Italian snack, alongside coffee or tea. Additionally, any leftovers will be carefully packed for you to take home, allowing you to share the sweetness of your creations with family and friends.

Unleash your creativity in the kitchen and embark on a journey to master the time-honored recipes that have graced Tuscan tables for generations. Join us at Rita’s for a pastry class that promises not only delectable treats but also the joy of sharing them with your loved ones.

Our private classes can be arranged for small groups of max 12 people.


EXTRA: As an additional option, our cook is delighted to prepare a savory dish for you to enjoy before indulging in the desserts you’ve created. Please note that this light lunch incurs an extra charge


A mysterious Temple right next door
Just next to our cooking venue is the stunning Tempio a Minerva Medica a special place rich in history and mysterious legends. On the occasion of our cooking class you will have the chance to stop in front of it for a picture and learn about a few facts. You can learn more about it and enjoy a full guided visit of the temple by clicking here.


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.














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Rates Table

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


– RATES 2024 –



2 persons € 450
3 persons € 490
4 persons € 530
5 persons € 570
6 persons € 610
7 persons € 650
8 persons € 690
Extra Adult € 40
Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs) € 35
Child (4-11 yrs) € 30
EXTRA: As an additional option, our cook is delighted to prepare a savory dish for you to enjoy before indulging in the desserts you’ve created.
Please note that this light lunch incurs an extra charge which is 15 euro per person


Rates include

  • A 2 or 3-hour pastry cooking class
  • A chef at your disposal
  • An English tour leader and language assistant. Also available in French, German, Spanish and Russian
  • Tasting of the desserts you prepared
  • Leftovers to tale home
  • Personal aprons as souvenirs
  • A short visit to Rita’s farm
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation
  • light lunch: 15 euro per person
  • tips to the staff. Not obligatory but very much appreciated

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

This is an email we received from Jana and Roddrick on their honeymoon in Tuscany and doing a truffle hunting tour and a pastry class with us:


Here are the pictures we promised! We had the most amazing time on this whole-day tour with you. We thank you for custom-making this tour to fit all the things we wanted to do! It was simply amazing and we had more fun than we knew what to do with! I know we went to bed smiling and talking about it for many days afterwards. Every part of it was memorable, fun and perfect! If we are ever fortunate enough to come back to Italy, we are certainly booking with you guys and spending more time in that region. I have recommended you guys to my friends who are planning their trip to Italy in March. I know you will give them the same spectacular treatment that you did us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our honeymoon memorable and exciting! Hugs to Massimo and all our Italian friends we met along the way!

Roddrick & Jana

This is another message after we answered them:testimonial36

Hey Massimo!

You deserved every word.  🙂  I am glad you got the pictures and can use them to remember us.  We definitely would love to come back to that region again one day and you KNOW we will be calling you!  If you get to come to the US, do not hesitate to call on us!  We’d love to see you and we even have an extra room & bathroom to put you up for the night if you need it.  🙂  We talked to our friends that are coming to Italy next May and they are going to start working on their trip so I gave them your website and all the info so they can figure out what they want.  Hopefully they will take our advice and use you guys!  We talked to Roddrick’s dad a bit about the melon liquor and we bought some in Capri to bring back for him to taste.  Of course, it wasn’t quite the same as what we had with you, but it gave him an idea of what we were talking about.  He loved the stuff and he said we’d need to sit down and talk about it for sure!  SO I’ll keep you informed!  🙂  Thanks for everything and keep in touch!!




This is an email we received from Sallie and Karen, who spent 10 days in Tuscany in our farm and enjoyed our pastry shop experience, our painting class and our cooking class:

Hi Arianna,

Just a quick note to thank you and the team very much for the incredible job you all did during our recent trip to Tuscany. Special thanks to Massimo and Consuelo for helping solve the GPS problem, the replacement Tom Tom worked extremely well and was a definite “must have” for foreigners trying to navigate their way around Italy. Also, to Massimo and Veronica for joining us and translating during our Cooking and Painting classes, their knowledge and experience, without a doubt, enhanced our experience during each of them.

With regard to the Pastry & Pizza Cooking Class we did with Massimo, he mentioned that copies of each of the recipes will be emailed to us, can I also remind you about that please, as we haven’t received them yet?

Thanks again.

Sallie & Karen

This cooking class takes place in the village of Peccioli, in central Tuscany, among Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra, about 10 km from Selvatelle.

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

This program takes from 2 to 4 hous + time for lunch or dinner

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

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".
A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
Chauffeured vans and sedans and luxury buses in Tuscany
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli