Siena

Siena: Small group Cooking Class in Chianti Farmhouse

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Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

From $139.48

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get an authentic taste of northern Italy on this 4-hour cooking class in Siena. Led by a local chef, learn how to craft a delicious spread of Tuscan favorites, including bruschetta, crostini and pici, thick, hand-rolled pasta originating in Siena. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor as you savor your creations with your group and a glass of vino. Group size is reserved to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • 4-hour Tuscan cooking class in Siena
  • Hear Italian cooking tips from your host, a professional local chef
  • Prepare an antipasto meal of classic Italian snacks like bruschetta and crostini
  • Mix, knead, roll and cut your own Tuscan pici pasta
  • Sit down to eat your feast at the end of your cooking class
  • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 15 people ensures a personalized experience

Sample Menu

Starter

Bruschetta

Fresh tomatoes with Basil on Tuscan bread with Extravirgin Olive Oil.

Main

Fresh Hand Made Pasta

Depending on Chef fantasy, you'll create Fresh hand made pasta. This could be, ravioli, tagliatelle, short pasta and much more.

Main

Pasta sauce

The sauce for the Pasta changes every time depending on the type of pasta created. Could be ragu, tomato, cheese and sage sauce and much more

Dessert

Typical Dessert

Prepare a fresh dessert like, tiramisù.

What's Included

  • Transportation from central Siena to cooking location in nearby countryside
  • 3-course lunch based on what you have prepared with drinks included
  • All necessary ingredients
  • Professional chef as your host
  • Recipe to take home
  • Glass of wine
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 72, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    Meet our staff in front of Hotel Minerva

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your culinary adventure in central Siena, where you’ll join up with your guide and head to a private kitchen.

Siena's countryside is abundant with olive groves, grapevines and sage and rosemary bushes, all which contribute to its culinary success. Using these local ingredients, learn how to first prepare the antipasti, or starters. Under the tutorial of your chef, put together plates of toasted crostini as well as the toppings for bruschetta, bread topped with juicy tomatoes, olive oil and basil.

Afterward, try your hand at Tuscan pici, a thick pasta hailing from Siena. Mix and knead your dough before cutting it into doughy strands, topped off with a sauce.

Then, say ‘Buon appetito!’ as you sit down to eat your dishes with your group. Your chef will select a top Tuscan wine to pair with your meal.

Appetites sated, depart with a recipe card so that you can recreate a taste of Tuscany back home.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cooking lesson operates with small groups
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

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charles_e
This was an enjoyable and memorable experience. The chef Simone was an excellent and patient teacher. He made the entire cooking experience phenomenal. My favorite part was sitting down to eat my delicious creation .

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Unforgettable
charles_e, Apr 2024
This was an enjoyable and memorable experience. The chef Simone was an excellent and patient teacher. He made the entire cooking experience phenomenal. My favorite part was sitting down to eat my delicious creation .
Siena countryside cooking class
bajacaruso, Nov 2023
Simone is wonderful. He made the experience rich with stories of his grandmother who taught him everything about cooking. Great venue in his farmhouse's converted stable to a kitchen. Loved every minute plus chance to purchase local wines.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Glad to know that you enjoyed the cooking class and had a good time with our chef. Thank you for choosing us to travel through Italy and have an experience of this kind. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future, in order to give you another enjoyable experience like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Cooking with friends.
Barry_W, Oct 2023
We had 2 great tours in the Tuscan hills and this was one. Great food and good company. Our cooking teacher was Simone and he was personable and fun. Recommend to anyone.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Glad to know that you had a great experience in the cooking class. Our customers are our priority, so we always make sure to give them the best service. Thank you for recommending the tour to other customers too. Looking forward to having you again in our upcoming tours in the near future. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Enjoyable
Annie_T, Oct 2023
Simone was great, easy skills and tips that we can take home, beautiful rustic setting. Enjoyable time with a small group.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Thank you for appreciating our chef's work, and we are glad to know that you enjoyed yourselves during the cooking class. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future, in order to give you more enjoyable experiences like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Amazing cooking class
Sarah_A, Sep 2023
This cooking class was one of our favorite things we did on our trip to Italy! We loved learning how to make pasta and tiramisu and enjoyed eating it even more. We drank lots of wine too. Highly recommend this cooking class!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and letting us know about your experience. Glad to know that you had a great time and enjoyed the cooking class. Thank you for recommending the tour to other customers, too. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Completely worth it!
Adrian_M, Sep 2023
One of our favorite activities on our trip! Simoné was so much fun and we loved learning to make amazing ravioli/fresh pasta and tiramisu. We were staying in Siena, so this was a great chance to see a glimpse of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour and liked our chef, Simone. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Chef’s Kiss
Virginia_G, Sep 2023
Quaint, countryside kitchen in Chianti. Making pasta from scratch, sipping wine, and constructing a delicious tiramisu. Excellent experience from start to finish! This was my favorite experience from my whole trip!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. Glad to know that you had a great experience with us and that you learned new things from our best chef, Simone. Thank you for choosing us to have this wonderful experience in Italy. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Great family fun
Lisa_F, Sep 2023
We had great fun in the cooking class. The class is held on a remote site and not in Siena. The hosts were funny and patient with us as we learned how to make pasta from scratch. The lunch that followed was delicious. They were also very generous with wine which is always a plus for me. Our only complaint was that we had trouble finding our pick up agent, we had to call him to get him to come to the pick up spot in Siena which was odd. All in all a great family experience.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to know that you had a great time in the cooking class. Thank you for the good words about the tour. Sorry to hear that you had trouble finding the pick up agent. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future, in order to give you another experience like this. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Highlight of Tuscany Countryside
Diana_K, Sep 2023
This was the highlight of our time in the countryside! We learned so much while also laughing a ton and engaging in rich conversations with Simone and other group members. Simone not only taught us some handy tips and recipes for making homemade ravioli and tiramisu, but also had this way of getting the group to engage with each other and truly live la dolce vita. Simone went out of his way to ensure we had a fun time and learned so much. He was also extremely helpful with giving us ideas of where to visit in the countryside (we visited a nearby castle at his recommendation on our way back to our hotel and the views were stunning). Do not think twice about this experience-you will not regret it! We can’t wait to try making our own homemade pasta when we get home. Thank you Simone! And thank you to his wife who helped us find where to go! You both made our trip unforgettable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and letting us know about your experience. We are very glad to know that you had a good time on our tour and enjoyed yourselves in the cooking class. Thank you for all those good words for our chef, Simone. He really is one of the best chefs and very knowledgeable in his job. We really appreciate your recommendation of this tour to other customers. Hope we will have you again in our upcoming tours in the near future, in order to make you experience more tours like this one. Thank you for choosing us to travel through Italy. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Tuscan Fun
Colin_H, Aug 2023
Simone was incredible! Very personable and he mad the class a lot of fun. We would highly recommend this activity!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Glad to know you enjoyed the tour and liked our chef, Simone. Thank you for recommending the tour to other customers too. Hope to have you again in our upcoming tours, in order to give you more experiences like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
A memory to never forget 🫶🏼
Taylor_B, Aug 2023
We are in Europe for a month and by far this was one of our FAVORITE experiences. The class is held on a beautiful property! We had the best day with Simone and would spend everyday learning to cook with him if we could. We had so much to fit in, in the small time we had in the Siena but would of done this class again if we had more time. We left feeling full, ready to cook these recipes at home, and a friend to Simone. I can’t wait to go back! Thank you for one of the best days ever we are going to miss you! 🙏🏼 - Taylor & Edis
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Glad to know that our tour is your favourite experience. Thank you for all your good words and sharing this wonderful experience with us. Our customers are our priority and we are happy to know that you enjoyed this tour. Hope to have you again in our tours in the future, in order to give you more experiencies like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Delicious Authentic Cooking Class
Ruby_L, Aug 2023
My partner and I had such a great time! If you are looking for an authentic cooking class this is the one. It is based in a country cottage on a vineyard. We learnt so much and the recipes were so delicious. Simone was such a great teacher, so relaxed and informative.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback and recommending this tour to other customers. Happy to know that you enjoyed the time in the cooking class and thank you for appreciating our chef's job. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Highly recommend!! The best authentic Italian cooking class
Alannah_K, Jul 2023
Well and truly exceeded our expectations , Simone was a great host and chef. Myself and 3 friends travelled in from Florence for the day & was one of the best days of our trip! It was an authentic Italian cooking experience! Gave us memories and lots of tips and tricks to take home. Couldn’t recommend this more!! Food was amazing.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed our Cooking Class tour, we always wish to offer our customers the best activities. Thank you for your good words about our chef,Simone. We would be very happy to see you again in the future and make you create more memories. Thank you for recommending the tour to other customers. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Fabulous!
Nancy_S, Jul 2023
Simone, the Chef, was so personable and he made us feel like we were in our own kitchen cooking! We loved what we made and then got to eat it afterward and the wine was fabulous! Loved, loved the class and the charm of the family farm!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Happy to know that you enjoyed yourselves in the cooking class and that you have liked our chef. Hope to see you again in our tours on the future. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
A truly fabulous and scrumptious experience in the Tuscan Hills
Lena_S, Jul 2023
Simone was absolutely amazing we had the most fabulous time . Learnt lots of amazing tips for cooking Pasta. My friend and I were there with our daughters who absolutely loved it and fell in love with the Tuscan Hills! I could not recommend this highly enough. The food was delicious Look forward to more pasta cooking!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear customer, Thank you for your feedback. Thank for the good words about Simone. Happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves during the time in the cooking class. Hope to have you again in our other tours in the future, in order to give you more enjoyable experiences like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Highly Recommend!
Cory_O, Jul 2023
Our family had such a wonderful experience cooking with Simone! It was definitely one of the major highlights of the trip. We learned how to make fresh pasta from scratch and also tiramisu in a beautiful setting from a great teacher. We highly, highly recommend this experience. (Our kids are 13 and 10.)
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear customer, Thank you for your feedback. Happy to hear all these wonderful words about your experience during the tour and that you enjoyed yourselves during the time in the cooking class. Hope to have you again in our other tours in the future, in order to give you more enjoyable experiences like this one. Best regards, My Tour in Italy team.
Tuscan Cuisine
MARK_W, Jun 2023
Simone is a wonderful, amusing and patient teacher. Hard to pick a best moment - learning to make ravioli from scratch was just as much fun as enjoying it with his home made wine in his beautiful farm.
Great experience in beautiful countryside with wonderful chef
Maarten_v, Jun 2023
This class was absolutely worth it. First of all, the cooking location is perfect: a beautiful rustic house in the countryside above Siena, surrounded by wine and olive tree fields. The cook Simone is very kind, likes to share anything from his garden as well as from his lifetime experience, and is putting in all efforts to help us out and make us "feel" how to cook something really good. We cooked 2 classic dishes: fresh ravioli with sage butter and a tiramisu. This class is not extremely advanced, but surely worth it, also if you are already familiar with making fresh pasta.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for your lovely feedback. Simone will surely be very happy to hear that you had fun with him! You can really tell his passion for cooking and Tuscan tradition from his devotion to his classes. We're also glad that you appreciated the location, in order to live the best and most authentic experience, this location was chosen. We hope to be able to see you back again also in the future. Best regards, myTour in Italy
Great food in a beautiful setting
Lynette_G, Jun 2023
We had a fun time making ravioli in a beautiful Tuscan setting. The lunch was delicious and enjoyed by all.
Fantastic pasta class!
Jeri_M, May 2023
The van ride out to the countryside was beautiful. There were 15 in the class which was perfect. We actually made the pasta and stuffed the the ravioli. We watched Chef make the ricotta/spinach filling. We all helped make the tiramisu and then assembled our own. Chianti classico was plentiful! We all sat outside for lunch which also include Bruschetta. It was by far the best class I have taken! Highly recommend!
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