Cooking classes

Grandma's recipes, traditional Tuscan cooking class

Local food
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 Duration 3h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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    Join me, Barbara, a local Cesarina from Montepulciano, for a special cooking class where we'll create a three-course menu of authentic Tuscan dishes. We'll start by making the famous handmade pasta called pici all'aglione, a savory tomato and garlic sauce that will leave your taste buds craving for more. For our main course, we'll prepare tender meat slow-cooked in a rich red wine ragu, served with crispy roasted vegetables. Finally, we'll end our meal with traditional Tuscan cookies paired with a glass of Vin Santo. As we cook and eat together, I'll share with you the stories and history behind each dish, giving you a true taste of Tuscan life. Come and join me for an unforgettable culinary experience in the heart of Tuscany.

    Barbara was an exceptional host. We had fun making our pici pasta, potato gnocchi, 2 different sauces and tiramisu. Enjoyed eating what we made for lunch along with a bottle of Rosso di Montepulciano. Also enjoyed our conversations with Barbara about Italian culture and customs amongst other things. I would highly recommend this host and experience.
    Rob Williams - March 2023
    Amazing experience. A definite highlight of our trip. Barbara was amazing and the food was delicious. My husband,two kids, and myself had the best time!
    Samantha Brown - March 2023
    We had the privilege of taking a cooking class on our visit to Montepulciano last week. My husband, daughter and I had such a great time and learned so much. Barbara was knowledgeable, kind, and very talented. We made Pici with a delicious vegetable sauce, fresh potato gnocchi in a Gruyère butter sauce, and tiramisu. We were stuffed! I would highly recommend taking one of her classes in her beautiful home.
    Erin Williams - March 2023

    €129.00 per guest

    €49.50 per child

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    Cesarina from 2018Location: Montepulciano    Languages: Italian and English

    Barbara welcomes us in Montepulciano Station, a historic village nestled on the hills in the province of Siena, near the characteristic medieval village is surrounded by three circular walls and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the area. If you see it for yourself, you'll soon understand why: the old town sprawls over a steep hill, adorned with stunning towers and steeples, while its square opens onto the breathtaking panorama of the Tuscan countryside. Our Cesarina’s country house encapsulates this charming atmosphere. Her beautiful wine cellar is home to dozens of aging bottles of local wine, and the rest of the apartment is warm and welcoming. It is here that Barbara serves us her local specialties; simple, but with sterling character and unforgettable taste. 

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