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  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Fall in love with Tuscany through its food during a 4-hour Tuscan cooking class in Siena! Under the watchful eye of your host – a professional local chef – learn the secrets of Tuscany’s renowned cuisine to put together a lavish spread of ‘antipasto’(appetizer) and pici pasta. At the end of your class, sit down with your host and fellow food lovers to enjoy your creations along with a glass of wine – just as the Tuscans do!

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group cooking class, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your host.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes in Siena!

Meet your host in central Siena and stroll to a private kitchen in the center of town to start your 4-hour Tuscan cooking class. All utensils and equipment are provided for your session, and under the careful eye of your host you’ll learn all about the culinary secrets of Tuscany.

‘Eat local’ is a theme that Tuscans don’t really consider; it’s a concept that’s ingrained in their heritage thanks to the region’s rich abundance of quality ingredients. The countryside around Siena teems with produce: lush olive groves, fragrant sage and rosemary bushes, and hills blanketed with heaving grape vines.

Using these key ingredients, help your host prepare an antipasto feast of breads, cheeses and cured meats – a staple dish in Tuscan restaurants and cafés. Prepare toppings for bruschetta (grilled bread, topped with tomatoes, basil and olive oil) and put together plates of crostini (crispy thin slices of white bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil).

Learn about Tuscan pici -- a doughy and flavorsome type of egg pasta -- and then make some for yourself. Mix the ingredients and knead the dough before rolling and cutting it into distinctive thick spaghetti strands, and cooking it with a sauce.

Toward the end of your session, sit down with your host and group to eat your creations! The dishes are paired with quality Tuscan wine – carefully selected by your host to complement and accentuate the flavors of the food. Before leaving, your host will give you a recipe card so that you can re-create the food yourself at home to impress friends and family!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Kelly and I thoroughly this class with 4 others! We spent 5 hours with Lella, her assistant, and interpreter, all who love cooking. It was fun and comfortable as Lella led us through the steps to make a gourmet meal. We learned so much! It was exciting to be a part of this and to bring back the recipes we had made. We all got to help in making the parts of the meal and then enjoyed the meal with each other and Lella's special wine! What a great memory!! Lella is a treasure.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Great class with lots of helpful information and the food was sensational. Would have been better if everyone got to cook everything.

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