The source of the sauce…

Italian cuisine has its origins dating as far back as 3,000 years ago to the Etruscan era and when it comes to their food, Italians really do do it better. Villa Kitchen

To learn to cook like the Italians, there’s nothing like going direct to the source of the sauce to take a cooking class in Tuscany, in the heart of Italy.

Pasta, and the equally famous, pizza, are just the entree in Italy. Succulent meat dishes, with vegetable side dishes are the main course. Then there are the starters like delicious Bruschetta as don’t forget to save room for the world famous desserts – Tiramisù, Gelato, Panna Cotta and Apple Cake to name just a few.

For the authentic Italian cooking experience, go learn to cook all 5 courses on a 1,2 or 3 day cooking course in the original kitchen of the historical and breathtaking 13th Century Villa Pandolfini. The Villa features an original 13th century wine cellar, a beautifully frescoed ballroom, a lemon house, olive grove and vineyard, and even a private forest.

Surrounded by the stunning undulating Tuscan countryside, using olive oil pressed from freshly cultivated olives, and locally grown produce that seems imbued with the very taste of sunshine… dining in Tuscany is an experience that should be had at least once in every lifetime.

Each day a 5-course meal is prepared by the cooking guests, under the guidance of an English-speaking Tuscan chef, before the group dines on the magnificent food they have cooked, served with the estate's own wine.

Keeping with tradition, the menu changes with the seasons, to ensure only in-season ingredients are used. There is also an optional market visit, accompanying by a Tuscan chef through the famous Florence fresh produce markets and visiting local speciality stores.

Find the source of the sauce and go learn to cook real Italian food on your next holiday.

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