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Siena Cooking classes

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From Siena: Chianti Farm Cooking Class

1. From Siena: Chianti Farm Cooking Class

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!

Siena: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. Siena: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

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.

Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

3. Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

This local partner 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. 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 menu including starter, pasta, and main course with side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 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.

Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

4. Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

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 dinner for your family and friends are just some of the things you will learn. Before the end of your experience, sit down and enjoy lunch. Leave the class with new cooking skills, recipes, and newfound knowledge of Italian cuisine.

Montepulciano: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Montepulciano: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Visit a local's home for a unique dining experience. You will watch an exclusive cooking show and then get to taste authentic recipes that have been treasured in family cookbooks and passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Tuscany: Cake and Biscuit Cooking Class for Kids

6. Tuscany: Cake and Biscuit Cooking Class for Kids

Children can enjoy a sweet cooking class in Tuscany with assistants on hand to help, all ingredients provided, and of course, the chance to sample their masterpieces. On arrival at Organic Agriturismo Diacceroni, kitchen assistants accompany the children to their working spot, equipped with all the ingredients needed for the preparation of cake and biscuits. With the help of assistants, the kids prepare the shortcrust pastry for the biscuits, cut the pastry into shapes, and when baked, decorate the biscuits with sugar decorations. Always under the watchful eye of the friendly assistants, the children prepare and make cakes, choosing their preferred flavors for the filling. At the end of the cooking class, have a slice of cake as it comes out of the oven while enjoying the sweeping views over the hills of Volterra. Before leaving, don't forget to pack away your freshly-made biscuits to take home with you.

Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

7. Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

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.

Casavecchia: Tuscan Cooking and Wine-Pairing Class

8. Casavecchia: Tuscan Cooking and Wine-Pairing Class

Experience a traditional Tuscan Cooking Class in the countryside, cook with seasonal and organic products picked from the garden and prepare a three course meal from antipasto's to desserts, cook only with local and organic ingredients a traditional lunch. Get hands on making fresh pasta with flour from ancient high grains. Prepare with your host a tasty meat sauce (Vegetarian option available) for the pasta and use fresh seasonal ingredients for making traditional "poor dishes" and sides. Finally, enjoy the feast you prepared and learn how to pair different flavors and to experience the outcome of combinations and matches with pairing food to Tuscany's famous and delicious white, red and dessert wines. Lunch will be served in an informal and rural setting immersed in the bucolic beauty of Tuscany surrounded by centuries of historical sights and scenic landscapes.

Siena: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

9. Siena: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, your local cooks are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Siena: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

10. Siena: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

Go food shopping like a local with your expert home cook, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the expert cook's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the home cool will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Siena

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Superb! Our chef, Barbara, was amazing. My husband was concerned what he made would not be edible but the chef quickly put him at ease. We had a wonderful and fun family day with the best tiramisu I have had. The house is picturesque with amazing Tuscan views. Barbara introduced us to her family and we learned and shared about family life. Well worth the adventure; one of the highlights of our vacation.

This was the highlight of our week in Siena! Simone was so enthusiastic and an excellent instructor! The setting is a beautiful rustic farmhouse in the middle of surrounding vineyards. Simone made the dishes uncomplicated, even my husband was able to make them! We will look forward to trying them at home! Highly recommend this tour!

One of the highlights of our whole trip to Italy was the cooking class at the beautiful farmhouse with Simone!!!! He was fabulous with our family group of ten and especially with the kids. The homemade spinach ravioli and tiramisu that we made were absolutely delicious!!! I highly recommend this experience if you can!!!!!

Great setting, the chef, Simone, was wonderful. We made ravioli with ricotta cheese and spinach and learned some techniques that we are looking forward to try when at home. We also made tiramisu. Great pace, tasty wine, right on the farmhouse in the middle of Chianti winery.

Great experience that provided great memory. Drivers were upbeat and full of great tips for Siena and beyond! Chef was a 5 star expert who was also very down to earth. Easy to book and the experience was as described.