Cooking classes

Cooking Class with 3 recipes, bruschetta and aperitivo

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Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Hands-on cooking class with bruschetta, 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) followed by an Italian aperitivo and a 3-course menu with the recipes prepared during the class.

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your menu
  • Mixed bruschetta
  • Pasta fresca
  • Dolce toscano

Looking for a unique cooking experience in Cortona? Join us for a hands-on cooking class where you'll learn to make three delicious dishes, including homemade bruschetta, a classic Italian appetizer.

Under our guidance, you'll learn to prepare traditional Tuscan recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. We'll teach you the secrets to making a perfect bruschetta, as well as two additional dishes that showcase the flavors of the region. In addition to the cooking class, you'll also enjoy a traditional Italian aperitivo, featuring local wine and appetizers. Come immerse yourself in the flavors of Tuscany and learn new cooking skills in a beautiful setting. Book your cooking class today!

5 reviews
Such a highlight of our trip to Tuscany! My adult children and I enjoyed such a fun evening with Giada and her sister. They were like friends and gave us true Italian hospitality. We enjoyed many amazing meals on our trip but when I asked my daughter which restaurant had been her favorite she replied,”I loved Giada’s meal the best!” Giada let us try our hand at making the pasta noodles which added to the fun! Thank you Giada!

Ruth Anne - April 2023

Giada and her husband were absolutely wonderful and so welcoming. We had the best time learning to cook with fresh and delicious ingredients. They were instantly welcoming, greeting us with drinks and taking into consideration we had a pregnant person with us. She knew what she could eat and not eat and even provided her with a delicious pear juice to drink. They involved all 5 of us in the preparation of the cooking and we constantly laughed and learned so much about how Italians cook. We made 2 different kinds of focaccia, 3 different kinds of bruschetta, eggplant parmigiana (which was INCREDIBLE), cold cuts, lots of delicious wine and dessert wine. Also, the views from their house were so breathtaking, leaving each photo taken like a postcard. I feel like after this experience we made friends for life. Incredible people and incredible food!

Judy - April 2023

This was a wonderful experience. Giada made delicious traditional Tuscan courses in her lovely home. We really sharing the meal with her and her husband. They’re both so welcoming, and we were able to learn a lot from them about a lot of things. The dinner was interactive- we got to help make the pasta! But mostly we admired Giada’s work and learned a lot. I highly recommend this experience.

Cami  - September 2022

A genuine Italian cooking experience! And a blast. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time learning to make pastas. (We'd never made pasta before and with Giada's help, the food turned out delicious.) This was one of our favorite things to do while in Tuscany. We also enjoyed chatting and drinking with Giada and her husband who was on hand as a sous chef. Highly recommend!

Eric - July 2022

Giada hosted us in her lovely home near Cortona for a cooking class. She and her husband Jacopo greeted us warmly and made us feel instantly at home as we enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in their garden. Our family of four then enjoyed a hands-on lesson in making tiramisu. Giada’s love of cooking and her organized instructions made it easy to learn! Then we made two types of pasta. She worked closely with the kids to ensure they safely used the equipment and helped us all learn to create the dough, roll, fill and cut. Her encouragement and stories of the food and area made the time fly by. After we gathered around her dining table to eat our cooking, drink Chianti and chat. The food was delicious, but what made it truly special was the great hosts — Giada and Jacopo invited us into their home and shared their culture with us through their food, customs and traditions. Wonderful evening!

Shashi - July 2022

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2020Location: Cortona    Languages: Italian and English
Giada, our Cesarina, was born in Arezzo, but has always lived in Cortona, a picturesque village in Tuscany. "Since I was a child I have always liked being in the kitchen with my grandmothers who taught me everything I know about the local cuisine. I remember that the thing I liked most was watching them prepare the homemade pasta and I enjoyed putting hands on the dough. Growing up I realized that my passion for cooking does not derive from the satisfaction of succeeding in something but in making people happy through my dishes."
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