Siena: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class
- Duration: 3 days
Enjoy a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside, visiting the most gorgeous corners of Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti area. Departing from Florence, drive to the historic village of Monteriggioni. Admire the landscape of olive groves and vineyards dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas, and castles. Continue to Siena, where a local expert guide will lead you through the city's steep medieval streets to marvel at splendid palaces. Reach the Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale, and Piazza del Campo, where the Palio race takes place every year. Make a stop at a farmhouse in Chianti, where you will taste some of the best Tuscan wines, and a tasty lunch made with local produce. Continue to San Gimignano, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The guide will lead you into the heart of the village and then you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, an...
Add another dimension to your Siena visit and participate in a 4-hour cooking class conducted in the typical Tuscan style. Discover the secrets of preparing regional dishes from a multi-lingual chef in a professional cooking environment. You’ll learn the techniques of Tuscan cooking, the basic ingredients used in traditional dishes, and the magical way in which local cooks create their delicious meals. From bruschetta to homemade pici to a variety of types of crostini, your class will enable you to bring a bit of Tuscany to your dinner table at home. You’re sure to fall in love with Tuscany through its food!
We really enjoyed cooking with Simone He was very helpful patient and a perfect host in his kitchen. I really recommend this experience for an authentic Italian experience.
During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.
This was the highlight of our trip! We were welcomed into Patrizia's home like family. We learned to make Tiramisu, and homemade pasta from scratch. Patrizia was patient, knowledgeable, kind and generous. We enjoyed meeting her family as well. The class was well paced and very enjoyable.
This local supplier is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, and attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal...
Your day starts in Central Florence where you’ll meet your small group of no more than 13 people and expert tour leader. Then you’ll hop into private transportation vans and be spirited out of the city and over to Siena, one of the best-preserved examples of medieval Italian architecture in the world. Spared bombing in World War 2, this time capsule of ancient, precarious-looking buildings is home to the Palio, one of the greatest and most dangerous horse races in the world. Your expert tour leader will immerse you in the unique history and culture of Siena as you explore its narrow streets and admire the breathtaking Siena Cathedral from the outside. Walking the hills of Tuscan towns will make you hungry and thirsty so your next stop is an authentic Italian family farm in Chianti where you will have a behind-the-scenes tour of the vineyards, winery, and wine cellars before sitting dow...
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.
Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine during this cooking class, tasting, and lunch experience. Take part in a wine and olive oil tasting, cook pasta from scratch, and enjoy a lunch and dessert of homemade Italian dishes. Discover the origins and history of the food you cook. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome coffee before your olive oil and wine presentation and tasting. Then, prepare to make your own homemade pasta from scratch using organic flours. From the garden to the kitchen, you’ll be using the freshest ingredients. Possible dishes you will learn to prepare or enjoy for lunch include tagliatelle Bolognese, homemade ravioli, gnocchi, tiramisu, and more. These are only some of the possibilities of this class. Learn all about making food, starting from the very beginning: the seed. How to make a home vegetable garden, how to use organic ingredients, and how to prepare a scenic din...
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The best cooking course we did. It was just my girlfriend and I and we spend at least 4h with Barbara and learned how to do real handmade Pasta and Tiramisu. It was just great. Barbara is a great Host and she was also on TV showing her cooking skills!
Barbara was a great host and talked passionately about the different pastas (pici and tortelli) and the tiramisu. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail, with a delicious dinner with a view of the Tuscan hills as the perfect final piece.
Simone was the Perfect Host. We had a very delicious lunch with Bruschetta, selfmade pasta and tiramisu in a beautiful surrounding . Highly recommended. Thank you, Simone!
Super fun cooking workshop was a real highlight of our holiday
It was the authentic Tuscan countryside experience I imagined