During the classes one will experience hands on fresh pasta making, theory and secrets of Tuscan cuisine, seasons and produce all hosted by our English speaking Italian chefs. Each class has a min learning of antipasto, first course (fresh pasta and or risotto making from the beginning - broth), second course, side dish and desert.
*A First Taste of Tuscany. Introduction to Tuscan Cuisine (One Day).
*An Italian Immersion. Advanced Course in Tuscan Cuisine (One Day).
*Bella Toscana! Two or three day advanced courses in Tuscan cuisine.
*Villa Pandolfini Gastronomical Adventure - 7 day Culinary & Cultural program.
The atmosphere is unique, relaxed and a lot of fun. Guests will enjoy the Italian gardens of the Villa-castle and be explained the history of the property and the cellar. We have all the awards one may require - 100% satisfied customers and testimonials from those who attended the classes.
Italy, a country of great diversity, is made up of twenty provinces. Each has a very unique personality, with dialect, customs, traditions, architecture and of course food and wine that vary greatly from region to region. From the hot, dry south to the cool alpine foothills, the regional cuisines are as varied as the climates. The golden hills of saffron in the Abruzzi lend a zesty spice to local risotto, while the bay of Naples is renowned for its frutti di mare and mozzarella di bufala. Visitors to Tuscany can sample rustic delicacies like truffles and porcini mushrooms in the autumn, hearty soups like in the winter and lemony colomba cakes or asparagus risotto in the spring around Easter. The Good Tastes of Tuscany can be found in any season.
Good Tastes of Tuscany wants you to experience the best that living in Tuscany provides. We offer a well versed program of culinary delights with three different cooking courses, such as are single day classes A First Taste of Tuscany which is our most popular class introduction class to authentic Tuscan cuisine. For the gourmand looking to expand their repertoire should try An Italian Immersion our advanced Tuscan cooking class.
Weather it's a single day experience or a week long cooking holiday Good Tastes of Tuscany seeks to provide you with an unforgettable experience that you shall cherish for years to come. We are rated with the Better Business Bureau and travel associations. Our chefs are professionals with restaurant and catering experience in Florence, Tuscany. We can also assist our guests with accommodation, tours or just answer their questions.
That easygoing Italian way of life that visitors find so alluring and desirable, la dolce vita, is indisputably linked to the Italians' instinctive knowledge of how to drink and eat well. In today's society, many ancient culinary traditions and characteristics of Italy's distinct regional cuisines are still commonplace, even more so here than other parts of Europe. Traditional recipes passed down through the family are worth their weight in gold. The dinner table is the scene of many conversations, debates and decisions; favorite foods evoke happy memories, good health and comfort. The saying that Italians live to eat, while the rest of the world eats to live still rings true today.
Experience firsthand the good tastes of Tuscany. We have designed our cooking and wine classes to expose you to an intimate side of that Italian lifestyle that is so appealing to all. Our tours expose you to the best that Tuscany has to offer.
Spend a fruitful day in an original gallery kitchen of the 13th century Villa Pandolfini with hands-on instruction by one of our professional Italian chefs. Our menus vary according to the seasonal cuisine and are universally appealing. Our goal is to expose you to all of the Good Tastes of Tuscany. We guarantee an unforgettable experience.