Culinary Vacation Testimonials
“FABULOUS: What a great week we had! Thank you for not just guiding us through Southern Tuscany but for making us feel like we were friends. The cooking classes were fabulous, the wine was wonderful, the villages were perfect and your hospitality was the best! We are coming back and bringing friends.”
-Dean and JoAnn R (Sidney, Australia)
“5-STARS: I am not sure how you did it but you two translated my Tuscan dream into reality. I cannot thank you enough for making our trip to Tuscany a memory that will live forever. Your hospitality was 5 star, the food 5 star, the company was 5 star and the memories were to the moon! I am dreaming of coming back.”
-Julie and James S (Houston, Texas)
“OMG: We don’t have enough words to thank you for all you for what you have done for us. It was truly the most amazing week we’ve had and can’t wait to share our experiences with our friends and get a group to come back with us. You guys have truly found your passion and know just how to make us feel like family.” Thank you thank you thank you.
-Lyn and Jay F (Virginia)
“JUST WOW: Exceeded our expectations. And that is saying a lot, as we first started planning this adventure with a group of friends 2 years ago, so expectations were high! You have thought of absolutely every detail, right down to a little care package in our room. If you are thinking of going to Tuscany for cooking school don’t hesitate to book with Cook In Tuscany.”
-Elinor and Paul H. (Toronto, Canada)
“THANK YOU: Thank you for such a perfect week cooking in Tuscany. It was truly a magical experience that I will remember forever. Each person you introduced us to was fun-genuine-passionate about their food. You guys are the perfect hosts. You will see us in France!
-Sarah F. (Chicago)
“LIFE CHANGING: I cannot thank you enough for my wonderful week in Tuscany. I currently have the tomato soup simmering on the stove. I have totally changed my food shopping, and have been buying only fresh and natural. Mostly, I have changed my perspective on life, thanks to all of you. It was a truly life changing trip. I feel really blessed to have met you.
-Sandy R (New Jersey)
“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY: What a fantastic time we had. Such wonderful hosts with such fantastic “Southern Hospitality” every day. We have wanted to go to Tuscany for many many years and also to have cooking lessons. This experience ticked every box and then some. Meeting such lovely people and sharing our fun times was wonderful. We ran out of superlatives to describe everything.”
-Ann and Dave J (Toronto, Canada)
“THE FOOD: I was expecting to have a great time , but nothing I expected even came close to being as wonderful as this trip has been. I have absolutely had the time of my life, seeing Tuscany, meeting great people, and oh my word, THE FOOD!!! There just aren’t words that are descriptive enough to explain this trip, and this whole experience!!”
-Joni and Keith R (Melbourne, Australia)
“CONNECT: You are the best hosts we could have asked for. I compiled a photo book of our Italy trip with over 500 photos and documentation on almost 100 pages, just of the places we visited with you! MY ADVICE FOR TRAVELERS –For an exciting and fun adventure and spectacular scenery — connect with George and Linda Meyers!!!
-Dottie R (Tennessee)
At Cook in Tuscany, we invite you to join us at La Chiusa in our medieval hill top village for a week of cooking and consuming delicious meals where the women of the village are masters of traditional rustic Italian cooking. It is their art. They will endear you with their skills and laughter in the kitchen. Our teachers use the same recipes their grandmothers, or “Nonnas” as we say in Italy, used. This is a unique experience; nothing has changed for generations, this is the way women in Tuscany have cooked for hundreds of years. It is truly magical to see Tuscan women cook!
After sharing time in the kitchen with new friends and your new “Nonna,” we get to eat. We will sit around the table on patios, in gardens and sometimes in the kitchen and share the fruits of our labor. We will dine on homemade gnocchi, tagliatelli, bruschetta, herb chicken, stuffed flowers and original to Montefollonico–the thick ribbons of handmade eggless pasta–pici. And of course, no meal is complete in Tuscany without a few good bottles of vino. We will also travel to neighboring villages and dine at renowned restaurants each day.
After all the food and vino we are ready to play the Tuscan Way. We will walk the cobblestone streets of villages, shop at local markets, visit wineries and cheese makers, visit historical sights, and stop for a cappuccino and locally made pastries and taste creamy gelato. We will see who wins the red ravioli with their pasta rolling skills and who can win the coveted golden rolling pin for their skills and ability to pronounce the village names correctly. You will learn by being immersed in the relaxing culture of rustic quality.
Local Classes Taught By Tuscan Women
If you’re looking for professional chefs, you won’t find them here. Our classes are taught by local Tuscan women; they immerse you in the local culture where you will experience a true Tuscan culinary “occasion” like no other.