Online Italian Cooking Classes

Live From Bolgheri, Tuscany - Italy

Join me for our interactive online cooking classes on Zoom! Cook along with me in real-time from my kitchen in Tuscany. I’ll guide you through detailed and easy-to-follow authentic Italian recipes, perfect for every cooking level.

From handmade pasta to Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian dishes and delicious desserts, I’m here to make Italian cooking simple for you! You’ll be part of our joyful community of Italian food lovers, and delight your loved ones with delicious meals, bringing the flavors of Italy into your home.


Upcoming Live Classes - April - July, 2024

Purchase à la Carte

Don't miss our online interactive cooking classes and discover the magic of Italian Cuisine!
Simply click on the class you want to participate in. Upon registration, you'll receive a shopping list, detailed recipe, and Zoom link. A video recording will be delivered in your inbox 24h after class to cook or watch anytime later. Priced at just $37 per live class from Tuscany, our sessions start at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and run for 60-90 minutes.
We'll bring the flavors of Tuscany to you!

Baked Cauliflower Cake
- Sat, April 20 (members only)
Learn this twist on an Italian classic. Cauliflower replaces potatoes, it’s creamy, crispy, and sure to please even skeptics.

Crispy Vegetarian Asparagus Balls
- Sat, May 4 
Let’s make crispy asparagus balls. Coated in breadcrumbs paired with tangy lemon sauce, you’ll love this vegetarian recipe.

Handmade Ricotta-filled Tortelloni
- Sat, June 1 
Learn the art of fresh pasta-making, Tortelloni filled with cheese and parsley, served with rich browned butter sauce.

Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake
- Sat, June 22 
This cake blends creamy ricotta, bright lemon zest and the nutty richness of almonds into a light, moist and aromatic cake.

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana
- Sat, July 6
Learn to transform simple ingredients: pasta, pecorino, guanciale, pomodoro into an iconic Italian dish.

Scarpaccia Tuscan Zucchini Tart – Sat, July 20 
Discover Tuscan tradition with this savory tart. Thinly zucchini and onions in a creamy batter, baked to crispy perfection.

Classes are on Saturdays and start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.


Each recipe class page features wine pairings for every dish.
These recommendations are generously provided by one of our esteemed members Linda Lawless of My Somm Friend.
She’s a certified Sommelier / WSET Level 3 Award in Wine and wine educator.



Online Cooking Classes À La Carte
$37 /1 online class per device
  • • Access to 1 interactive online cooking class of your choice, live from Tuscany
  • • Recipe, shopping list and Zoom link will be provided upon registration
  • • Wine pairings for the recipe & a new friend to visit in Tuscany
  • • Join a global community passionate of Italian cooking
  • • Anyone in your home can watch classes and cook alongside you
  • • Lifetime access to the replay video to enjoy on your own time later
  • • Discounts for special additional classes and more

Frequently Asked Questions


About the online live classes from Tuscany

When are the live cooking classes held?
Online classes will be on Saturdays once or twice per month around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy.
Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.

Are classes in English?
Yes.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?
Members will have access to video recordings of each class. That way you can watch the replay whenever is most convenient for you.

Do I need a special program to participate in the class?
Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate

Can I sign up for individual classes if I’m not a Club member?
Yes, registration to join live classes will be sold a la carte. Classes are $37 per household/device.

When are live cooking classes held?
Online classes will be on Saturdays, around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy.
Dates for our next season’s classes are: April 20, May 4, June 1 and 22, July 6 and 20

What time will the classes be?
Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy.
Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.

When will I know what ingredients to purchase for the classes?
The full recipe and list of ingredients for each class are already published on each Class page, so you can start to prepare for future classes as soon as you enroll. You will also receive a shopping list by email about one week in advance, with a reminder the day before class.

When is the latest I can enroll in a class?
Enrollment will stay open until the last minute. However, for the best experience, we recommend enrolling at least 24 hours in advance – and even further in advance if you need extra time to shop for ingredients. Additionally, important instructions will be sent out the day before each class.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?
Participants will have access to video recordings of any class they purchase. That way you can watch the replay (and cook) whenever is most convenient for you.

How does it work? Do I need a special program to participate in the membership?
Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate (we’ll send all the instructions on how to use Zoom if you register for a class)
Class information and video replays will be hosted on this website. You will set up a password to access your class page when you enroll.
Important, class communications will be sent out via email.

What to expect

• Live interactive cooking class from Tuscany taught in English.
• Shopping list, a very detailed recipe, and Zoom link.
• Tips and tricks to have the best result.
• Video recording 24 hours after class to cook anytime later in your lifetime!
• Denise, my partner in Oregon, moderates the class for your best experience.
• Q&A session for personalized guidance with me during class
• Paolo, from my team, in the UK assisting with the chat.
• Wine pairing recommendation provided by Linda of My Somm Friend

How it works

When you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the full list of tools and ingredients, the recipe instructions and a Zoom link to participate in the live class. After class, we’ll send you a video recording in your inbox within 24 hours to cook or watch at your convenience.
Classes are on Saturdays and start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for about 60-90 minutes.
Everyone in your household is welcome to join, making it a delightful shared experience!

Who we are

Chicca’s Cooking Club is a small international business that operates between Tuscany – Italy and the US. I’m Chicca, an architect by trade, a enthusiastinc home cook and recipe writer by passion. I teach Italian cuisine both in-person and online from my farmhouse located on The Wine Road that leads to Bolgheri. I work with Arnaud, my French husband and creative mind behind all the photos and videos. We partner with Denise, from Portland-Oregon, my trusted co-host for the online classes and business manager. If you want to master Italian cuisine, have access to an exclusive collection of recipes and videos while becoming a part of our joyful community of cooks, please consider to become a member of Chicca’s Cooking Club. Grazie!


Gnocchi recipe
Chicca-Frida
Chicca & Denise

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • "Chicca’s Cooking Club has been a delightful experience. The recipes Chicca guides us through via Zoom from her Tuscan farmhouse are simple and easy to prepare! I would never have attempted to make gnocchi without her guidance. Now I feel confident to make it for my family. Another benefit of the class is the many “tips and tricks” of food prep and kitchen setup that Chicca shares with us. An afternoon spent cooking with Chicca always leads to a great day ~ and an outstanding meal!"
    - Deb

    Deb, Founding Member
    A delightful experience
  • "Lively, personable Chicca gave a fun online cooking experience using fresh, simple ingredients. You realize that the very best of Italian cooking is the fresh, simple ingredients prepared in a simple way. Chicca gave us a wonderful virtual tour of her home, garden and kitchen and we can't wait to go visit her in person! Grazie for the delicious recipe and the amazing , virtual Tuscan sunset!!"
    2busy2work

    2busy2work
    Virtual Tuscany, almost like you were there
  • "My friend and I made Saturday’s recipe last night here in Scottsdale AZ, and it turned out fabulous! The semolina dough was the perfect texture and making the pasta was a delight. The sauce was simple and delicious. I had no idea I could make something this delightful. Thank you Chicca!!"
    - Sally

    Sally
    Fabulous and delightful!
  • "Chicca’s online cooking classes are excellent! I have taken in-person & online cooking classes in several countries including Morocco, France, Italy, and Ireland. Her style of Tuscan cooking is healthy, fresh, and very satisfying. Her Pasta e Fagioli recipe is by far the best I have ever made. Her classes are easy to follow and the recipes are concise and clear. I love her gnocchi class... yum!"
    Cynthia E

    Cynthia E
    Chicca’s Tuscan Yum
  • "I love everything about this class - the prep, the zoom connection to everyone, seeing Chicca’s amazing garden and watching her easy and expert way in the kitchen! Eating the food after class is also pretty wonderful."
    - Debbie

    Debbie
    I love everything about this class
  • "Chicca’s classes are so much fun! It’s a wonderful way to learn and have an exceptional meal. I have used all the recipes more than once already."

    Founding Member
    I've used all the recipes again
  • "Chicca's Cooking Club is the highlight of my weekend! I love cooking something new, learning new skills in the kitchen, and being around Chicca's infectious energy!"

    Founding Member
    Highlight of my weekends
  • "I love getting some Italian feel at home now that I have not travelled there yet this year! And I very much like Chicca's recipes and love for veggies and clean eating like myself."

    Founding Member
    Next best thing to visiting Italy

Private Online Cooking Classes


We design interactive and private online cooking classes from Tuscany for your special gatherings. Our online cooking classes are cultural experiences perfect for celebrating your special day: corporate team building, networking with clients or a special occasion with your family and friends. We can design a class just for you!