San Gimignano

Tuscan Cooking Class

San Gimignano, Italy
Tuscan cooking class
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Take a deep dive into Tuscany’s traditional cuisine with this farmhouse cooking class. Connect with a local host and learn how to prepare a number of classic Tuscan dishes in her family kitchen, based on recipes passed down through the generations. Roll up your sleeves and make a selection of starters, first and second courses, and dessert, then sit down to a celebratory meal featuring the fruit of your labors.
  • Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes in a local farmhouse kitchen
  • Pick up tips and techniques during a hands-on lesson with your host
  • Prepare up to six courses—including fresh pasta—then relax over lunch
  • Opt for a truffle hunt add-on and prepare truffle-based specialties

Sample Menu

Starter

Antipasto

Bruschette with tomatoes Bruschette with extra virgin olive oil Cheeses tasting with jam and honey

Main

Primo Piatto

Pici or tagliatelle hand made with sauces Pasta with another sauces

Main

Secondo piatto

Meat or vegetarian

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Il Vicario - Tuscan cooking class
      Località Sant'Andrea, 1, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy

      Google map as Agriturismo Il Vicario San Gimignano

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Tristan_S
    This was a highlight of our trip to Italy. Katia was amazing, explained everything well, and taught us to make delicious Tuscan food. We definitely recommend this class!

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    Great experience
    Jennifer_M, May 2024
    Absolutely loved this cooking class! Katia was kind, knowledgeable and hilarious. The food was incredible and the hospitality even better.
    We all had a wonderful...
    Maria_C, May 2024
    We all had a wonderful day! Highly recommend to add to Your list of things to do while visiting the area.
    Amazing class
    Tristan_S, May 2024
    This was a highlight of our trip to Italy. Katia was amazing, explained everything well, and taught us to make delicious Tuscan food. We definitely recommend this class!
    Wonderful Tuscan cooking Experience!
    Marvin_R, May 2024
    This was a great experience! We learned so much about real Tuscan cooking and the simplicity of ingredients that provided for a great meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery also and arrived early which allowed us to take some fantastic photos and videos of the surroundings.
    Wonderful Tuscan Meal
    Lisa_S, Apr 2024
    Fulvio was warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed his class and sharing the experience with 2 other couples that we didn't know before the meal. I feel I learned some techniques that I will use at home. The food we made was delicious along with the olive oil that Fulvio makes. I would highly recommend this for when your travels lead you to San gimignano.
    Beautiful Tuscan Countryside Cooking!
    Cheryl_L, Apr 2024
    Cathy was such a sweet hostess! Many laughs, new friends, great food and wine! You will not be disappointed booking this class. Thank you Cathy and Uncle Fulvio! Blessings 💜
    Amazing experience
    Amy_W, Apr 2024
    My husband and I had an amazing time learning in this beautiful home kitchen. We had so much fun and felt right at home! We left feeling not only full and happy, but excited to take what we learned back home!!!! It was a terrific experience and we would highly recommended!!
    10/10 best cooking class
    Simon_N, Mar 2024
    Katia and Fulvio were absolutely amazing hosts for our cooking class! My wife and I enjoyed it so much and it was one of the highlights of our trip! They were very welcoming and we will absolutely be doing another cooking class with them again. Katia and Fulvio gave us such great history of food in Italy. The whole experience lasted as advertised, approx 3-3.5hrs. We got to make our own pasta, sauce, appetizers, and all with matching wines. 1000% recommended.
    Great Experience!!
    James_G, Dec 2023
    Such a great experience to be able to share this cooking class as a family with Fulvio as our teacher! He was hospitable and knowledgeable and very encouraging to each of us! We can't wait to use at home the recipes we learned. Don't hesitate to sign up!
    Take this Cooking Class!
    Ryan_P, Nov 2023
    Fulvio was born to be a chef and is the life of the party. He’s professional, but incredibly personal and he clearly loves teaching people how to cook. We had such a fun time!
    So lovely!
    Makenzie_V, Nov 2023
    This cooking class was so much fun! My husband and I were the only ones, but the chef is easy to talk to, funny, knowledgeable and overall so enjoyable. We learned a lot of great tips that we will definitely be taking back to the states! The site of the cooking class is also an Airbnb. We got a tour and it is so charming. It is Tuscan countryside vibes through and through.
    Fun, family atmosphere
    Susan_T, Oct 2023
    Our chef was amazing and very knowledgeable. She taught us authentic Italian cooking from the Tuscany region. Atmosphere was warm, and we all felt like family with only 3 couples. Everything we prepared was delicious!!
    Fantastic experience
    Wendy_G, Oct 2023
    Our cooking class with Katia was absolutely fantastic! She made us all feel at ease and had such a great sense of humor. We made an appetizer and 2 pasta dishes. We truly felt immersed in the traditions of the region and learned great lessons while enjoying great company. Katia even helped us with transportation to and from the venue. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
    Such a fun activity & great host
    Alexandra_F, Oct 2023
    My husband and I knew we wanted to do a cooking class while in Tuscany and we had the best experience with Fulvio. He was very warm, welcoming, and funny but also incredibly knowledgeable. We had the best time preparing, cooking, and eating all of the food. Very authentic and very fun, highly recommend!
    A fun learning experience! Memorable!
    Janice_P, Oct 2023
    We had such a fun time in this cooking class! The teacher was very engaging and soon had us all relaxed and interacting together in her kitchen. We learned the basics of pasta making and produced a delicious meal which included pici pasta, 2 sauces, bruschetta, a cheese appetizer and a meat dish. This was a wonderful and memorable experience! I highly recommend.
    Great Experience
    David_N, Oct 2023
    This is what a cooking class should be. Very detailed and hands on experience. Katia made the whole experience very enjoyable and then eating the food was the best. If you are looking for a cooking class in Tuscany, definitely take this one. You will learn the secrets of good Italian cooking.
    Fall fun
    Todd_W, Oct 2023
    So much fun Delicious dishes. Very knowledgeable host. Amazing definitely recommend to families, romantic relationships and absolutely everyone
    HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP
    mary_b, Oct 2023
    We had such a wonderful time at the cooking class. We made delicious dishes and met some amazing people!
    Highlight of our trip!
    Stephanie_S, Oct 2023
    This cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy! There were six of us in our group (family and friends-all adults) and we ended up having the class to ourselves. Katia was awesome! She not only taught the recipes, but she also talked about the history of the food and the reasons behind the ingredients. Our group has very good cooks to barely able to boil water and everyone had a great time making pasta, bruschetta, and saltimbocca! The views from the B and B are breathtaking and now we want to go back to stay! You truly get the feel of an afternoon in Chianti. One FYI: make sure you book a driver or cab or rent a car before hand! We took the train from Florence, but there are almost no taxis in San Gimignano or Poggibonsi, so we almost missed our class. It is worth the cost to hire someone to get you there!
    Highly Recommended.
    Richard_B, Oct 2023
    What a great experience! The Chef was very warm, friendly and funny. Very much enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about Tuscan cooking. Would highly recommend.
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