Duration:From 2 to 3 hours + time for lunch or dinner
DID YOU KNOW THAT MANY RECIPES OF THE TUSCAN CUISINE ARE VEGAN?
Embark on a journey into the heart of authentic Italian and Tuscan cuisine with our Private Vegan Cooking Class that blends heritage and innovation, crafting exquisite plant-based dishes inspired by centuries-old practices.
The unique setting of Rita’s farm
Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Rita’s farm nestled in the heart of Tuscany. Set against the backdrop of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse, our cooking classes unfold in this charming place, where the essence of local culinary traditions comes to life. As we transport you to Rita’s farm, situated in the picturesque countryside just beyond Montefoscoli, between Pisa and Volterra, we invite you to embark on a vegan culinary journey steeped in history. Our classes start with a brief historical overview, providing you with insights into the rich origins of Tuscan cuisine.
Our cooking classes based on vegan recipes
Discover the rich history behind our vegan ethos, rooted in the agricultural tapestry of Tuscan life. In a time when cultivating the land was a way of life, the necessity of sustainability led to the creation of a vibrant vegetarian and vegan culinary legacy. It’s about timeless tastes: we bring age-old recipes to life in a modern context. Wines included.
Savor the experience, and select any 4 dishes from the following options.:
Panzanella: A symphony of flavors in a traditional bread and vegetable salad.
Verdure Grigliate: Grilled vegetables adorned with a parsley, garlic, and chili pepper topping, served on rustic bread.
Verdure Fritte: Crispy deep-fried vegetables that redefine indulgence.
Crostini ai Funghi: Mushroom bruschettas presented in two delectable versions.
Bruschetta al Pomodoro: A burst of freshness in a classic tomato bruschetta.
Pappa al Pomodoro: Immerse yourself in the warmth of a typical bread and tomato thick soup.
Minestra di Ceci: A soul-soothing chickpea soup.
Minestra di Fagioli: A hearty beans soup that pays homage to tradition.
Risotto ai Funghi: Delight your senses with a decadent mushroom risotto.
Risotto Zucchini e Pinoli: A symphony of flavors with zucchini and pine nuts.
Fagioli Rifatti: Experience comfort in a stew of beans and rich tomato sauce.
Fagiolini in Umido: Elevate green beans to a whole new level in a savory stew.
Dolce all’Olio: Indulge in the luxury of an olive oil-based cake.
Biscotti alle Noci: Crunch into the perfection of nut-based biscuits.
Frittelle di Farina di Castagne: Conclude your feast with the sublime sweetness of chestnut flour pancakes.
Let’s cook and have fun together!
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.
exclusive vegan culinary experience
– 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
- private cooking class
- all food an materials
- 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 from 2 to 3 hours for the cooking class + time for lunch or dinner. Time for transportation not included.
Available all the year through, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. 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.