Good Tastes of Tuscany


Villa Pandolfini

Good Tastes of Tuscany is a Cooking school in Italy near Florence that offers hands-on Cooking Classes in Tuscany since 1999.

Through many years of experience we have shaped our authentic Italian Culinary Vacations to reveal you the authentic face of that Italian way of life that is so attractive to all.
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One Day Lesson
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One Day Lesson

Our Culinary tours will expose you to the best food and wine that our beautiful region has to offer. Select from a one day basic or advanced multiple days course or a culinary vacation tour.

Multiple Day Courses
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Multiple Day Courses

Our Tuscan Cooking Classes and our Italian Culinary tours collection will give you an in depth experience of true Italian food and the Tuscan way of life

Weekly Courses
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Weekly Courses

For current classes and rates available please read more about our Cooking classes, Culinary Tours and Wine Tasting.

Professional courses
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Professional courses

Our specialisation courses are designed for those wanting to become professional chefs


mission tuscany cooking class near florence

Is it better to live to eat or eat to live ?? The Italians believe they are in the first part of this question, whilst the rest for the world fall under the second,the family recipes passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the other are priceless, the table is a center of dispute, laughter, talks and decisions. Comfort, memories and joy are instilled on one's soul by the simple consumption of a favorite dish. Our aim is to unveil the Good Tastes of Tuscany™. We assure you a memorable experience with the knowledge and professionalism we acquired in many years of work without forgetting the unworried Italian way of life ,"La Dolce Vita", that is part of the Italians DNA. Even now, in 2014 the old culinary customs and traditions of Italy's various Regions and cities are very different to each other due to historical events and climatic influences.


what kinds cooking classes we offer

Enjoy a rewarding day or 2 or a week in the unique spacious kitchen of the Renaissance masterpiece in Villa Pandolfini with hands on cooking lessons with one of our qualified Italian chefs who will teach you all the tricks and techniques of the Authentic Tuscan cuisine... We offer a shuttle from Florence center. Your accommodations will be on a wine and olive estate close to Florence in the amazingly beautiful Villa Pandolfini. Erected in the 1200s as a hunting house by the Pandolfini family, the forests nearby the villa was used as hunting land by their family and friends.
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Educational programs


DIET Programs

The five course lunch will be enjoyed with Chianti wines produced on the Estate.

Our recipes vary according to the season following what is freshly available on the local market


Jan & Ian
We loved the whole week
We took a train to Lastra a Signa and Emily and June met us at the station. It was like living in a fairy-tale castle. We loved the whole week. The 3 chefs, the cooking classes, the food, the day-trips, the guide in... [Read more]
Lorraine***** Your cooking class exceeded all expectations
Our visit to Good Tastes Of Tuscany with my family was one of my personal favorites two summers ago when i travelled with my husband, aunt and mother-in-law, so i would personally like to thank you for providing a... [Read more]
Thank you for making the day so special
I wanted to send you a brief note of thanks for being a part of a very successful Italian Gourmet tour this year. Marilyn was very pleased with how well our group was looked after at the Villa Pandolfino... [Read more]