Cooking classes

Cuisine of Tuscany

Our cooking classes give the chance to learn about the traditional Tuscan cuisine and the simplicity of home cooking. The use and the knowledge of seasonal, healthy and genuine products are at the bottom of healthy and tasty dishes. Upon your return home, you will be able to organize typical Tuscan dinners to share with your friends and families. We will share with you the philosophy of eating in a simple, tasty and healthy way. The recipes that we will teach you come from family tradition handed down from generation to generation and from the book “Ricette della cucina Toscana” written by Paolo Petroni, president of the Italian Cuisine Accademy. We will tackle especially the most traditional dishes of the “Mugello” and the “Montagna Fiorentina” area. All participants will receive a written recipe (Italian/English) and will prepare together with us the dishes that we will then taste at dinner. The menu will be chosen depending on the umber of participants and the season to give us the chance to use fresh local products.

Some dishes from our menu

Toasted bread with liver pate, Stuffed zucchini flowers, Panzanella (Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes), Tortelli mugellani (homemade stuffed pasta with potatoes), Pasta and Beans, Tuscan tomato soup. Ribollita (Tuscan potage made with vegetables and bread), Salviata (Puffy and soft eggs and sage baked omelette), Fagioli all’uccelletto (Beans braised in tomato and sage sauce). Polpettone alla Fiorentina (Fiorentine meat loaf), Pollo agli aromi (Chicken with italian herbs), Arista alla Fiorentina (Florentine spit-roasted pork loin). Biscotti di Prato (traditional cookies from Prato), Castagnaccio (cake made with chestnut flour), Torta morbida (soft cake). Schiacciata con l’uva (only during the grape harvesting. Tuscan not-too-sweet dessert of bread dough and grapes).

Cooking class students at work

Japan and Italy representatives at the Arrocco di Turicchi learning about Tuscan dishes


Prices

ClassPriceWhen
Base30€ (*) included dinnercontact us

* Price may vary depending on the number of participants and the chosen menu; contact us to get details and quotes.

Tuscany Food Pyramid

The Region Tuscany, in collaboration with the Universities of Florence, Pisa, Siena, agronomies, nutritionists, CNR researchers and with many other bodies and ARS (Regional Health Agency), has drawn up some “recommendations” to stay healthy respecting the environment and the animals and in line with the culinary traditions of Tuscany.