Ciao, I’m Chicca. I have been teaching Tuscan cooking classes for over 20 years in our farmhouse located on The wine Road that leads to Bolgheri, known for some of the finest wines in the world.
I teach in person cooking classes as well as online live cooking classes. We also offer a weeklong cooking vacation and variety of food & wine tours in our unique medioeval villages and stunning wineries.
If you like to cook authentic homefood and traditional recipes in the Tuscan countryside, join me in my kitchen!
I founded Cooking in Tuscany, a culinary school and association that spreads the traditional-Italian and the typical-Tuscan cuisine in Italy and abroad. For over 20 years, I have cooked and shared authentic Italian recipes passed down in my family for generations with guests from all over the world. I believe in home cooking, in the power of fresh and good ingredients.
Two staples in my kitchen are my extra virgin olive oil, pressed from the olives that grow on my property, and fresh-cut herbs from the garden.
I love good food, good wine and one magic ingredient: GOOD COMPANY !
Join me in my kitchen to discover the true depth of one of the world’s richest culinary cultures.
" Chicca is the most gracious hostess.
Her recipes are so delicious. Your family will always ask for more ! "
WEST SPRINGFIELD, VT
" I would highly recommend Chicca's cooking classes and recipes! We can't stop making them after the wonderful experience with her in September. Here we are in Boulder, Colorado enjoying her recipes. "
" Treat yourself to a wonderful experience and join Chicca at her charming Tuscan country house for an unforgettable immersion in Italian culture. I’ve been cooking with her many times and witnessed first hand how truly unique these moments are, preparing meals and eating together in her house. Many of my culinary skills have been learned cooking with Chicca and spending time with her in the kitchen is always memorable. "
" Thank you so much for enabling me to feel these words first hand. The simple life of getting ingredients for dinner & making it with your friends & neighbors is to be cherished. Your vacation tours will help people appreciate the simple, but enriching parts of life. The true Tuscan dream can be shared, even if only for a week..."
" We spent last evening at Chicca's as part of our bike tour. It was the highlight of the trip! Chicca was incredible. I learned helpful tips to improve my Italian cooking and can wait to get home to try them on our family. The food was the best ever and Chicca's warm and generous hospitality will remain with me as I relive the highlights our trip. Thanks for a memorable evening ! "