• Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 112.41 View price calendar

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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.

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

What You Can Expect

Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes in Siena!

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.

Customer Reviews

momrish

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We loved every minute of it! I will definitely be making both the fresh pasta could not believe how easy it was as well as the ragu sauce.
Simone our chef was a wonderful host and really helped our technique.

Brett H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Such a fun class!

Jenna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This cooking class was one of our favorites in Italy! My husband and I took the cooking class with Simon in late-August 2017. We were picked up by a driver at the designated meeting spot on-time and driven to the site of the cooking class. There were 5 people total in this class. When we arrive Simon greeted us warmly and set everyone up with a cooking station and glass of wine! During our class we learned how to make pasta, brushetta, and tiramisu. My husband and I are beginners in terms of skill, and we felt this class was well-suited for our skill level. Simon was very hands on and described in detail everything we needed to know. After we finished cooking Simon lead us to the courtyard where a beautiful table was set for those in the class to enjoy our meal. It was a picture-perfect evening with great food and great company. We highly recommend this class for beginning-level chefs! We had an excellent evening and was sad when it was time for it to end.

Enrique A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

excellent experience! great time with the chefs as well as with other participants

Ryan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was by far one of the best things we did while visiting Siena. Simone was an amazing host for my fiancee and I. We made pasta together and the rest of the class we drank wine and watched while he talked us through each step of the rest of our meal. He had also set up a table for us outside where the two of us enjoyed dinner together. After we offered, Simone joined us and we had a great time hanging out and talking while we enjoyed some of the best food we had in Italy.

Tarryn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We had a really great night. The kitchen was in a Vineyard and the 3 of us were the only one and #39;s in the class. The chef was lovely and shared lots of tips. The meal was simple yet delicious and authentic. Highly recommended for an evening activity.

Gil O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The class demonstration was excellent and fun. Be carefu though when booking the activity as the address provided on the booking invoice from Viator is NOT where the cooking demonstration is located. We walked in circles trying to find our meeting point which was evidently described in a separate email notification which we must have missed. So unless it is absolutely clear where the pickup point is, I would avoid this class altogether.

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was so much fun. Simone was wonderful and we enjoyed all the company.

Lynette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our cooking class with Simone' was enormous fun. He was skillful, thoughtful, instructive and entertaining. The food was delicious and we can't wait to try our new skills at home

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This didn't start out great. I was sent the wrong address and had to hustle to the pickup zone near Plaza Gramschi. Then my driver appeared and I hopped into a nice Mercedes for a ride to the Casa Frassia - about 20 minutes outside of Siena. Where in the heck were we going? Once I arrived, however, the chef, Simone, bag an to explain and had me start helping with food prep. Turned out there were only two of us in the cooking class and we did everything! It was a great experience. My only suggestion would be for Viator and the Company running the Tuscan Cooking class to make sure the location is correct in the email voucher confirmation.

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