Best Italian One-Day Cooking Classes In Tuscany 2024

Cheese making class on a culinary tour of Tuscany

Cortona – Lesson with Chef Silvia or her Chefs

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One-Day Class Starting At $335

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Tuscany Tours – Colors and Savors in Florence

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One-Day Class Starting At $295

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Florence – Lesson with Chef Barbara

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One-Day Class Starting At $260

Cooking Classes in Tuscany

Experience Italy in ways you’ve always dreamed. The International Kitchen’s Tuscan cooking tours let you explore the region while taking culinary classes in Tuscany. Each fun, hands-on Tuscan cooking class is taught by charming local chefs who introduce you to new wines at Chianti vineyards, quaint medieval and Renaissance towns, and of course that ineffable quality that has made Tuscany the most popular destination in Italy for centuries.

Explore such renowned towns as Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano; form new friendships in the kitchen and around the table, and feast on luscious pastas and soups, meats and cheeses, wonderful produce and mouth-watering desserts. And to top it all off, this exquisite Tuscan cooking experience is accompanied by an abundance of excellent local Tuscan wines. The wooded hills, olive groves, vineyards and hill towns have long been the destination of travelers; now make them your home during your authentic Tuscany cooking holiday with The International Kitchen, the premier provider of Italian cooking vacations since 1994.

Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

FAQ About Tuscany Culinary Vacations

What food is Tuscany known for?

Tuscany is a region famous for its traditional, local cuisine. One of the most well-known traditional dishes from Tuscany is ribollita, a stew made with bread, vegetables, and beans. Another popular dish is panzanella, a salad made with tomatoes, onions, bread, and olive oil. Other traditional foods from Tuscany include coppa (a cured meat), lampredotto (a type of tripe), and finocchiona (a salami made with fennel). While each of these dishes may sound simple, they are all incredibly flavorful and represent the best of what Tuscany has to offer.

What is Tuscany pizza?

Tuscany pizza is a local favorite. The pizza is made with a thin crust and is topped with a variety of local ingredients, including tomatoes, cheese, sausage, peppers, and mushrooms. The pizza is then baked in a wood-fired oven, giving it a unique flavor that has made it popular with both locals and visitors alike.

What is the best season for wine tasting in Tuscany?

The best time to visit Tuscany for wine tasting is during the harvest season, which typically runs from September to October. During this time, many wineries open their doors to visitors, offering tours and tastings of their latest vintages. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, there's no better time to explore the wines of Tuscany than during harvest season.

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