Italian Cooking Class and

Wine School


Italian Cooking Class and Wine School is an entertaining and informative adventure that includes a homemade prepared meal and a winemaking experience, both of which you will make yourself! 

We’ll start with a hands-on cooking class, and we will create a delicious simple menu that we will cook, savor, and enjoy together. We’ll knead pasta dough from scratch to make fettuccine, with my grandmother’s old-fashioned pasta machine. We’ll unlock some secrets of Italian home cooking and the simple techniques at the base of every great dish. 

You’ll also become a winemaker! You’ll learn all the unique expressions of four single varietals from the Bolgheri DOC in an educational tasting, guided by Claudia, my trusted friend, and professional sommelier. From the character of each grape to the nuances they can add to a blend, you’ll gain a greater understanding of their various aromas and flavors. You’ll taste those varietals at first as they are, and then play with them by assembling your own wine, according to your personal taste and style.

Finally, take part in a blind tasting to see which wine stands out in terms of quality, style, and character.

After food and wine are prepared, we’ll enjoy the meal together.

What’s Included

A hands-on cooking class
Wine making class
Preparation of a full course meal paired with world class wines.


Approximately 4-5 hours:
2-3 hourcooking class + wine making.
The tour begins at 10.00 am or 5.00 pm.


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

Sample  Menu

Homemade fresh pasta paired with a sauce based on vegetables from the garden;
Tasting of 4-5 cheeses, from fresh to aged, with caramelized walnuts;
A vegetable side dish;
A delicious homemade dessert;
Tasting of the wine you made;
Tasting of four liquors hand-made in Castagneto according to old recipes.



We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular dish but will do our best to accommodate your desires.


Private tour and class combination starts from 255 € per person. Price is based on a group of four.Custom price for large groups.
Fees include a membership to the Cooking In Tuscany Association.
Please contact us for more information.


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)


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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