Cook, Eat, Play
Experience Tuscany and learn the basics of Tuscan cooking, stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of the medieval villages, shop at the city markets, cook with the local women, listen as the church bells ring, wander the gardens as you sip Vin Santo wine while you discover each view is better than the last. This is the bucket-list trip you have dreamed of!
Immerse yourself in the Tuscan life style. Live the sweet life, leave your worries at home and let us take care of all details.
You’re with us…you’re family.
Much more than just a cooking school in Tuscany. Join us for a hands-on all-inclusive culinary tour with daily cooking lessons from local Tuscan women, first-class accommodations in the medieval hilltop village of Montefollonico, tours of the region’s wineries and cheese makers, daily excursions to local and historic sites, recreational activities and more! Cook in Tuscany is a luxury culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local, and not a tourist.
Beautiful Montefollonico, Italy
On top of a hill facing Montepulciano, stands the medieval village of Montefollonico. Far from busy roads and from the usual tourist trail, the splendid isolation of Montefollonico is probably what makes it particularly charming and appealing. It is a fantastically preserved medieval village, surrounded by 13th-century walls that protect Montefollonico Castle.
With its narrow, winding streets and its low, rustic houses, Montefollonico provides a genuine view of Tuscany. Here you’ll enjoy great cooking, memorable meals, and unlimited wine in our hidden village surrounded by rolling hills.
During the week we will take you to visit some of our neighbors–other hilltop villages like Pienza, Cortona, and Montepulciano.
Our guests stay in Montefollonico, at LaChiusa, just outside the gates of Montefollonico. LaChiusa is situated among a 1000-tree olive grove with broad views of the mountains and Montepulciano across the valley. The staff at LaChiusa will take care of every need–they will spoil you.
In addition to our Tuscan cooking school, there are many things to do in Tuscany, so if you decide to arrive early or stay late, let us suggest a few things to help you. Tuscany Wine Tours, Tuscany Villa Tours, Tuscany Bike Tours, Tuscany Day Tours.
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