Intensive Italian Cooking Holiday

from £1346 pp

Italy

8 days

Max 12 people

What you'll do

This very special 7 night intensive Italian cookery course near Florence is all about the cooking; immerse yourself in a week of hands-on cooking lessons making traditional Italian and Tuscan classics with fresh ingredients grown onsite and taught by professional local Chefs!

Cook until you drop (well, not literally!) on this wonderful 7 night intensive Italian cooking holiday. With daily cooking lessons, this is the only cooking programme around that offers this much cooking time.

Your lessons will last about 5 hours each on your cooking days, where everyday in the kitchen will bring new recipes, flavours, skills and challenges with expert chefs to guide you to make sure you know exactly what you’re doing. One of your days will include a trip to the food market in Florence with your chef, where you can find the very freshest of the day, and know what to keep an eye out for once you return home.

And there is no pressure to scribble notes as you go through each lessons – you will also be taking home with you your own 150 page cookbook, to recreate what you have learned in your own kitchen.

The villa’s estate produces red Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil from its own vineyards and groves and the antique cellar is used for storing wine; which is a must for you to try! Produce for your lessons is sourced from the estate when possible, using their olive oil, wine and vegetables from the garden.

When you are not in the kitchen, the estate is yours to enjoy. Have a swim or explore the local area. There are some restaurants within walking distance if you muster the strength to go out for some more food!

Your Local Host:

Meaghan & team

Meaghan is from American but now calls the beautiful region of Tuscany her home. Meaghan is the host on her Tuscan cookery holidays, heading up a great team of both admin staff and chefs.

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Experience Itinerary

Arivval day and dinner

– Check into your room any time after 3pm, receive your welcome breakfast basket for the week ahead, then take your time and explore the house, gardens and local area.
– Around 8pm you will enjoy a welcome dinner and meet your hosts and other guests.

Cooking classes

– Cooking classes will be held from 10am-3pm, followed by the amazing meal you just made.
– Enjoy the rest of the day with some free time in the pool, explore the local area, or head out for an evening in Florence.

Market Visits

– Early start today as you make your own way to Florence’s markets where you will meet your chef to shop for today’s ingredients at 8am (market visit is optional and you will be required to take the local train) then head back to the estate for the day’s cooking lesson and meal.
– Enjoy the rest of the day with some free time in the pool, explore the local area, or head out for an evening in Florence.

Cooking Class

Day 6
– Cooking classes will be held from 10am-3pm, followed by the amazing meal you just made.
– Enjoy the rest of the day with some free time in the pool, explore the local area, or head out for an evening in Florence.

Cooking and Presentation

– On your last full day, you will have either a morning or afternoon class ending with a fabulous meal, followed by the presentation of your cooking certificate

Departure

– Check out by 10:30am and return home with great memories and a whole range of new cooking skills to impress your family and friends with

Reviews (2)

M Ellingsen

Tuesday 11th June, 2019

A super experience!

SMG

Wednesday 15th August, 2018

Lee was brilliant in organising the course at short notice. The course was brilliant and allowed to get my hands dirty in the cooking. The staff and chef were friendly, accommodating to my wishes and made it fun. Definitely recommend this!

Location Info

This wonderful cookery school is set in a magnificent 13th century renaissance villa on the outskirts of Florence. A stunning showcase of renaissance architecture the villa is also s..

  • 7 nights accommodation in an ensuite double/twin room on the estate
  • Please note: prices are per person and based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Solo travellers can book a private room for an extra single supplement
  • A welcome dinner on the night of your arrival at either the estate or a local pizzeria
  • A breakfast basket upon arrival in your accommodation
  • 6 x 5 hour intensive cooking classes
  • A full five course meal after each class in the medieval dining room or antique 14th century kitchen with wine and coffee. (2 meals a day).
  • All cooking materials and ingredients
  • A trip to the market in Florence (please note transport is not provided but there is a local train station nearby for the short train ride into Florence where you will meet your chef)
  • A 150 page cookbook and academy apron to take home with you
  • Swimming pool access
  • A certificate of completion
  • WiFi
  • You can check in any time after 3pm on day 1 and check-out by 11am on day 8

Intensive Italian Cooking Holiday

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