Classes & Cost

Local Classes Taught by Local Women

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When you want to experience Tuscany as a local, experiencing all the beauty and aromas and flavors like a local Tuscan would, you must visit us in the golden hills. Our classes immerse you in the local culture where you will enjoy a culinary experience like no other. Cooking and tasting opportunities change daily and with each meal.

Our classes are designed to impart the real flavor of Tuscan cuisine. If you’re looking for professional chefs, you won’t find them here. You will not find any chefs in tall white hats, or electric appliances in our kitchens, no fancy blenders, and there are no food processors used; everything is done by hand. Our cooking school in Tuscany is like no other. We go to the real source of the cooking traditions. Our classes are taught by local Tuscan women. The mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and wives who know what real traditional Tuscan cooking is all about. The kitchen is busy with wooden spoons and women who look and act like a distant family member. Each woman teaches and entertains differently; each is unforgettable.

Dates Available

Class Dates 2019

May 5 – 11 Full
May 12 – 18 Full
May 19 – 25 Full
May 26 – Jun 1 Full
June 2 – 8 Full
June 9 – 15 Full
June 16 – 22 Full
Sep 1 – 7 Full
Sep 8 – 14 Open
Sep 15– 21 Open
Sep 22 – 28 Full
Sep 29 – Oct 5 Open
Oct 6 – 12 Full

Class Dates 2020

May 3 – 9 Full
May 10 – 16 Open
May 17 – 23 Open
May 24 – 30 Full
June 7 – 13 Full
June 14 – 20 Open
June 21 – 27 Open
Aug 30 – Sep 5 Full
Sep 6 – 12 Open
Sep 13– 19 Full
Sep 20 – 26 Full
Sep 27 – Oct 3 Open
Oct 4 – 10 Open

Class Dates 2021

May 2 – 8 Open
May 9 – 15 Open
May 16 – 22 Open
May 23 – 29 Open
June 6 – 12 Open
June 13 – 19 Open
June 20 – 26 Open
Aug 29 – Sep 4 Open
Sep 5 – 11 Open
Sep 12 – 18 Open
Sep 19 – 25 Open
Sep 26 – Oct 2 Open
Oct 3 – 9 Open

Booking & Cost Information

Accommodations:
Beautiful Montefollonico, Italy

Stay at our modern Villa in Montefollonico.  Your home for the week will be La Chiusa Hotel and Restaurant.  A 400 year old olive mill with views of the Tuscan countryside.  La Chiusa is the best hotel in the area–5-star accommodations with the best view in Montefollonico.

Our program fits all levels of cooks. Class sizes range from 10 – 16 people and all skill levels-just enough, but not too many.

Costs:
All-Inclusive Program

$3850 per person for our 6-night 7-day all-inclusive program, based on double occupancy.  There is an extra fee of $300 for single supplemental. Cost includes 6 nights at La Chiusa in Montefollonico, hands-on cooking classes, all meals, wine and receptions, excursions, tours, bus tours, and all gratuities. Take our complimentary bus from the train station to our village on Sunday and Saturday.  In other words…as long as you are with the group, you pay for “nothing” –except for your souvenirs! Airfare and airport transfers are not included. We accept checks and credit cards.

No other program provides the personal service or includes all of the things we do in 1-week!

Deposit

$500 required at the time of booking. The balance is due 120 days before start of the program.

Cancellation Policy

150 days before start of program – full refund

149 days to 90 days before start of program – 50% refund

90 days before start of program you will unfortunately forfeit 100% of your payment.

BUT… if you do not cancel, and only want to change your date–and you notify us of this change before your arrival date, we can change this for you without any charge and without losing your deposit or payment–assuming we have availability.  You wont find a more generous refund policy!

Refund policy based on original booked date.  Time restrictions apply.

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Sample Schedule Of Your Cooking Vacation

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SUNDAY

A view to die for

Arrive on our free shuttle from the train station

Check in at La Chiusa Hotel in Montefollonico

6:30 pm Prosecco  and Aperitivo on the terrace overlooking Mount Amiata at La Chiusa

6-course welcome dinner

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MONDAY

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

Cooking class and lunch in Cortona with Antonietta

Roll pasta and make crostatas under the main street of Cortona in a 700-year old palace

Walk and shop on the streets of Francis May’s “Under the Tuscan Sun”

Visit Saint Margherita Cathedral–where Saint Margherita lies in state

5-course wine-paired dinner in Montefollonico

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TUESDAY

A Pope, a Roman Bath & Pici

Cooking class with Elena.

Dance and sing as we roll Pici and grill Bistecca Fiorentina

Enjoy our lunch with wines paired by our world-class sommelier

Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and stop at famous Tuscan movie settings

Let George serve you the best gelato in Tuscany

Shopping in Pienza

Dinner in Pienza prepared by the “understudy” of Gordon Ramsey

WEDNESDAY

Wine Dinner, Truffles, and Shopping

Cooking class & Lunch at La Chiusa

Roll Pasta, grill chicken, bake eggplant Parmesan, and prepare panna cotta

Shopping and underground tour in Montepulciano

Tour the ancient Etruscan caves under the hilltop village

Truffle Hunting to gather our truffles for dinner

Enjoy a Tuscan hay-ride thru the ancient vineyards

7-course dinner with 7-different wines in a 300-year old vineyard

THURSDAY

Cheese, Bread and Pizza

Bread-making class at a local farm

Bake and eat fresh Focaccia out of a 300-year old brick oven

Make cheese with a master cheese maker–and eat the same cheese for lunch!

Tasting lunch with 9-different artisanal cheeses while enjoying the best view of Pienza and Montecchiello

Pizza night at La Chiusa.  5-different Italian pizzas prepared in our kitchen by our pizza maker

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FRIDAY

Raviolli and Wine.

Cooking class with our Michelin-starred Chef

Learn to make raviolli, gnocchi, and home-cooked gelato

Lunch outside with a fantastic view and incredible wine

Wine tasting with a world-class sommelier

Visit our local market and shop for local items you used throughout the week

7-course farewell dinner at La Chiusa

SATURDAY

Arrivederci!

Enjoy another fantastic breakfast.

Take our free shuttle to the train station.

Leisure departure in the morning.

“Arrivederci e viaggi sicuri.” Goodbye and safe travels.

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