Cortona – Lesson at Locanda del Molino

Locanda del Molino is located in the charming town of Cortona and is very famous for its traditional Tuscan cuisine. The hands-on lessons are about three hours long and include the preparation of an appetizer, pasta, sauces, main course and dessert. Some of the dishes you may create are crostini neri, panzanella, sfoglia and ravioli, tagliatelle, papardelle, tagliolini, a variety of sauces, wild boar salami, roasted duck, zuppa inglese, castagnaccio and tiramisu. The menu, of course, will depend on the season, and there is a large fireplace in the kitchen, so often the main course will be roasted in the fire!

Note that some of the chefs at the Locanda speak English, while others will use an interpreter for the class. Dinner will follow, accompanied by wines of the Baracchi family, which owns the restaurant and runs one of our best selling cooking vacations in Tuscany, ‘Cook under the Tuscan Sun.’

  • Afternoon class: 4:00PM-8:30PM

Trip Details

Pricing & Dates

Class Pricing

Price per person US$215

Class Dates

Available any day you choose except Tuesday.

  • Afternoon class: 4:00PM-8:30PM


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We took a half-day cooking class at Lacando dei Molino outside of Cortona, Italy. We being myself, my husband, two grown daughters, two 13-year old-granddaughters and one significant other. It was WONDERFUL. Simone was not the chef. The chef was from El Falconiere, owned by the same couple who own Lacando dei Molino. Richard spoke quite good English, so no translator was needed. It was a very hands-on class, all of us were involved. The menu was delightful: stuffed zucchini flowers, hand-made pasta with fresh tomato sauce, veal tenderloin stuffed with an olive mixture, and a dessert with custard, pears and chocolate sauce. The wines were from the family vineyard and were delicious. The owner's mother-in-law joined us for dinner which was a treat. We were given leftovers to take back to our villa. My husband and I have taken other cooking classes in Europe (2 in France, 1 other in Italy and 1 in Portuga). All have been delightful and all very different. I have to say this was one of the very best and I would recommend it to anyone. Judith P., NH

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