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Florence: Montalcino Exclusive Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Enotropea Wine Tours

Florence: Montalcino Exclusive Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Enotropea Wine Tours

From US$ 335.43 per person

Enjoy a private Tuscan cooking class set at a boutique winery facing Montalcino. Apart from cooking and eating traditional food, don't miss out on an exclusive wine tasting of Brunello di Montalcino.

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Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a family-run winery overlooking the medieval town of Montalcino
  • Take part in a Tuscan cooking class accompanied by an expert local chef
  • Learn how to cook a 3-course menu including fresh pasta and sauces
  • Enjoy your meal paired with a fine selection of Brunello di Montalcino wines
  • Explore the medieval town of Pienza with stunning views over the Tuscan valleys
Full description

Embrace Italian culture by taking a Tuscan cooking class from Florence directly to the countryside surrounding Montalcino. Tour the vineyards, taste the wines, and learn how to make classic Italian dishes from scratch.

On this private day tour from Florence, visit a family-run boutique winery situated on the slopes of Montalcino, a renowned wine region in Tuscany. Tour the estate, visit the vineyards and historical wine cellars, cook the Italian way and drink Brunello di Montalcino. In a medieval setting, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and learn how to cook the way Tuscan grandmas and moms do every day in their kitchens for their families. The cooking class will take place in a true Italian kitchen, overlooking the vineyards and the medieval town of Montalcino. Accompanied by an expert local chef, you will prepare a 3-course menu, using only fresh ingredients and local products. Discover the secrets of Italian homemade pasta by learning how to cook 3 types of pasta and 3 different pasta sauces, which are considered staples of the Italian cuisine.

In no time, you will be able to easily recreate Italian traditional dishes at home and brag about your newfound skills. After this hands-on cooking lesson, you will sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour, paired with a fine selection of Tuscan wines. This tour is not solely a culinary experience, but it is centered around wine as well. The cooking class will be complemented by a wine tasting of the estate’s signature wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Iuli’o IGP Toscana.

These exquisite wines are made out of one of the most representative and expensive grape varieties of Italy, Sangiovese Grosso. The last stop of the day is Pienza, a must-see epicenter before returning back to your accommodation. Sample Menu

1. Tagliatelle, Served with ragù: a meat-based sauce with tomatoes 2. Pici all’aglione, Served with sugo all’aglione: a garlic-spiked tomato typical of Tuscany 3. Ravioli, Filled with ricotta and spinach and served with butter and sage

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Certified sommelier/guide
  • 1 boutique winery visit
  • Cooking class
  • Multi-course traditional lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Free time in Montalcino
  • Private tour
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in alcohol tastings
  • The menu might differ depending on the season and the fresh ingredients available
Customer reviews

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Food was very Good at the end but the experience did not really match the description. Overall still a nice trip

July 10, 2022

Product ID: 401441