Sample Schedule Of Your Cooking Vacation
A view to die for
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
Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun
Cooking class and lunch with the incredible mother/daughter team at Belaggagio. This family run agriturismo will soon be your favorite place for Pasta al forno, stuffed and fried zucchini blossoms and torta della nonna.
After a stop at our local meeting place “Bar Sport” for a caffe’ we will head to the beautiful gardens of our local villa and tour Montefollonico.
5-course wine-paired dinner in Montefollonico
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
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
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
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
Enjoy another fantastic breakfast.
Leisure departure in the morning.
“Arrivederci e viaggi sicuri.” Goodbye and safe travels.