About

Wine Tasting and Italian Classics begins with a visit to one of our local vineyards on ‘La strada del vino,’ The Wine Road. We will tour the vineyard and cellar, meet the producer, and taste four of their top wines. Following the wine tasting, you will be escorted to my kitchen where you will create a complete traditional Italian meal. You will work with authentic family recipes that will fire your passion for Italian home cooking.

What’s Included

Tour and wine tasting of a Bolgheri winery.
All ingredients, tools and instruction.
Preparation of a full course meal paired with a world class Bolgheri wine.

Duration

Approximately 5 hours:
2 hour wine tasting followed by 3 hour cooking class.
Options include a lunch tour beginning at 10.00 am
or a dinner tour beginning at 3.00 pm.

Menu

Because we use fresh and seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and farms, our menu changes based on the season.


Sample Spring Menu

Bruschetta with burrata and Tuscan prosciutto
Home made fettuccine with two meat ragu
Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese
Marinated Mozzarella with tomatoes and fresh herbs
Baked bell peppers with olives and capers
Arugula salad with toasted pinenuts and pecorino romano
Caprese al cioccolato ­(almond chocolate cake)

 


Sample Summer Menu

Bruschetta with gorgonzola, figs and Tuscan ham
Tuscan pecorino and caramelized walnuts
Home made orecchiette with puttanesca sauce
Gnocchi di semolino with butter and sage
Beef and pork meat balls glazed with Marsala wine
Fresh salad of the season
Tuscan cantucci and vin santo (almond Tuscan cookies)

 

We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular dish but will do our best to accommodate your desires. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are always available upon request.

Price

Private tour and class combination starts from 120 € per person and depends on the number of guests.
Fees include a membership to the Cooking In Tuscany Association.
Please contact us for more information.

Location

Cooking classes are held in my 18th century Tuscan farmhouse La Casa Toscana, located on “La Strada del Vino” (The Wine Road) between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, home of some of the most prestigious wines in the world.

La Casa Toscana Loc. Vallone 194       57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)

Transport

Closest airport : Pisa
Closest train station: Castagneto Carducci – Donoratico is served by regional trains from
Rome (2 hours, 30 minutes) or Florence (2 hours)

Transportation: For an additional fee private transfer is available upon request.

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