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Multiple Days Cooking Classes is dedicated to those who desire a more detailed kitchen experience. Spend two full days learning to prepare specialty dishes from the Tuscany region in Italy.
Learn to distinguish the varieties of breads, cheeses and meats from different areas of this well-known region. Each day we explore a complete menu that addresses the ingredients, techniques and traditions of Italian kitchens of this area that makes this region so special.
'Optional Additional' - Market visit with the chefs € 45 per person Minimum 2.
Each class is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the participants.
If you have any intollerances or dislikes or dietary restrictions just let us know ! You will learn how to cook fabulous Tuscan cuisine all the same. Each day the menus change and the chefs are so informative , the experience is relaxed , fun and very complete , a 5 course meal after each class is served seated , wine form the estate is also served during the meal. You can come and do a multi day program with accommodation , without or also joining a partial gastronomical weekly program . Simply email us what you ideally would like to do.
Interested in a specific menu, shopping excursion or private cooking tour? Please do not hesitate to ask one of staff members or add your request to our reservation form and we will be happy to accommodate your needs. If you need information about additional hiking and sightseeing tours of the area we also have available upon request. For those looking for accommodation packages in Tuscany wishing to extend their trip, please send us an email .
Our classes allow you to take a little bit Italy home with you. Learn great recipes and techniques to add to your own collection. Share the memory and the good tastes with your friends at home.
Great memories of cooking in Tuscany! We really enjoyed our cooking class in Florence with chef Alberto! It was entertaining, interesting, and informative. The menu selection was wonderful and the aromas of the pasta sauce and chicken simmering on the stove are still fresh. We had so much fun and quite a few laughs making pasta "from scatch". I was amazed at how simple it was to prepare panna cotta, a favorite dessert. Alberto made it all seem so easy! Of course, the wine and olive oil tasting added to our feeling of being true Italian cooks. The huge authentic kitchen was a wonderful place to cook and everything met or exceeded our expectations. We learn best by being involved, so we sincerely enjoyed the "hands on" experience and would recommend Good Tastes of Tuscany to everyone- young, old, experienced cooks, and beginners. Our small class of six had them all and we had a most enjoyable time together. Later in our travels, we met people who had also been at a cooking school in Florence but only as observers and not participants. They wished they'd been in our class! We have been away on an extended holiday so we haven't tried our recipes yet. Our friends are all asking for invitations to an Italian dinner so we'll begin soon. We did not get the recipe for the "fake meat" sauce (vegetables) and it's not in the book so we would appreciate it if you could send that via email. Thank you for the great memories of cooking in Tuscany!
Dear Mary, June, Sarah and Darren at Connextions and everyone at Villa Pandolfini,Thank you ever so much for what was an amazing week exceeding all expectations which I didn't think was possible.My experience started from the first emails back in April, where you were so accommodating with all of my questions and I never seemed to wait more than a few hours for your reply. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful yourselves and the chefs were with my dietary requirement being lactose intolerant. I can now proudly make and eat tiramisu, ice cream and panacotta! Everyday was a wonderful experience from cooking in the 12th Century Torre, to the tours, wineries, the chefs Maurizio and Luciano who are just lovely, as well as the womderful people in the classes. Thank you ever so much for such a wonderful week one to be treasured and I will definitely be back and will definitely book any travel through you in the US . Many thanks,
31st Mar 2010 - My friend Rose and I have just completed our 3-day cooking course and we LOVED it. I expect Rose will write her own thing in due course (she is returning to a much busier life than me ... (I'm currently redundant!)) ... I had such a great time and learned such a lot ... I can't wait to get started on the things that Alberto and Simone taught us (we both bought fresh yeast before we left Florence earlier today and even now I'm searching out 0 and 00 flour - not easy in England, which doesn't apply any ratings to flour!). Both chefs were highly knowledgeable and passed their knowledge on to us skillfully and in a fun/relaxed way (particularly Alberto - he was our chef for two out of the three days, so we saw more of him - he was great and I hope you will pass our compliments on to him for his good teaching style, his enthusiasm and attentiveness - he really brought the recipes and Tuscan cooking culture to life). All the arrangements you put in place worked really well (pick up / drop off each day etc. etc.) - it was a truly memorable holiday. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to hearing more about what the cookery school is up to (Rose and I will be saving our pennies to come again hopefully one day soon) Thanks to everyone for all their efforts on our behalf.