San Gimignano

Tuscan Cooking Class

SI, Italy

From $110.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Take a deep dive into Tuscany’s traditional cuisine with this farmhouse cooking class. Connect with a local host and learn how to prepare a number of classic Tuscan dishes in her family kitchen, based on recipes passed down through the generations. Roll up your sleeves and make a selection of starters, first and second courses, and dessert, then sit down to a celebratory meal featuring the fruit of your labors.
  • Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes in a local farmhouse kitchen
  • Pick up tips and techniques during a hands-on lesson with your host
  • Prepare up to six courses—including fresh pasta—then relax over lunch
  • Opt for a truffle hunt add-on and prepare truffle-based specialties

Sample Menu



Bruschette with tomatoes Bruschette with extra virgin olive oil Cheeses tasting with jam and honey


Primo Piatto

Pici or tagliatelle hand made with sauces Pasta with another sauces


Secondo piatto

Meat or vegetarian

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Azienda Agricola Biologica Podere di Monti
      Loc. S. Andrea, 1 53037, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy

      Katia and Fulvio will introduce you in the fantastic world and flavor of Tuscan cooking.This is our address Il Vicario-Podere di Monti Località Sant'Andrea 1 San Gimignano.You can also check on google map as Il Vicario.The parking is next to our pool and we are the YELLOW BUILDING Katia&Fulvio

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Tuscan Delight!
    Marty_S, Jan 2023
    We did a cooking class with Fulvio and Katia of a traditional Tuscan meal. They were warm and welcoming and SO knowledgeable about food, preparation, history and culture. It was a great hands on class and we enjoyed every minute of it. We made 4 fresh and simple appetizers, ravioli, and tirimasu. wine pairings with each course. 2 lessons learned: 1) never mix garlic and onions in the same dish 2) Italians don't eat bread with pasta together. Loved it and highly recommend it
    Great way to be together ❤️
    EdgarMiller, Jan 2023
    Soo much more fun than just going out to eat. Brought everyone into the moment. The cooking is uncomplicated and the results delicious. Fulvio and Kathya were great.
    Robyn_f, Dec 2022
    This class was the absolute best. We learned to cook new things, had a ton of laughs and ate delicious food. Would highly recommend for a unique experience.
    Highly recommend!
    Nicole_F, Dec 2022
    Our experience with Fulvio was amazing. He was entertaining, friendly, and a great host. The atmosphere and the countryside added much charm. This was a great experience with an authentic Italian chef.
    Great birthday activity
    Kathryn_W, Oct 2022
    For my birthday, we pre-booked this cooking class. To our surprise it was in our hosts' home overlooking her olive oil farm. The drive there and her farm were beautiful! It was almost like a private cooking class because there was only one other guest. We learned how to make homemade pasta, two types of sauces, a meat course, and an easy bruschetta. She started us off with a cheese platter and the bruschetta with a white wine. We each tried 3 cheeses that were aged differently. The youngest cheese was softer and we ate just as it was, the middle cheese we topped with a little onion jam, and the third cheese which was the sharpest and most aged - we topped with a little honey and fresh ground nutmeg. It was delicious! Then we moved to the pasta and red wine. We had one pasta that was homemade and we created a sauce out of simply oil, garlic, tomatoes, salt, pepper, fresh rosemary, and chili flakes. It was so fresh and just slightly spicy. The second pasta sauce was made of oil, beans, fresh thyme, just a little salt, pepper, and cheese. It was creamy and I wouldn’t have thought to pair beans with pasta - amazing. The final course was a piece of thinly sliced chicken seasoned only with salt and pepper, then laying a slice of a garlic clove and a piece of fresh sage between a piece of prosciutto. It was dredged in flour and fried in oil, served with another red wine. We finished our class with a wonderful espresso Our host, Katia, has partnered with a university in Florence and even does olive oil tastings in the US because her product is that good 🙌 We’d recommend her class to anyone visiting Tuscany.
    Anonymous, Oct 2022
    Delightful! Fulvio should have his own tv show. He is so much fun, exceptionally kind and an amazing teacher and chef. He taught a lot of history and technique, but it was hands on and very simple. I feel very confident going home to the US to repeat what he taught us. We were looking for a class that wasn’t based on wine tasting and this was it. Fulvio was incredibly respectful of us. He’s a gem! We met some wonderful people who were cooking with us also. All around, a wonderful afternoon. 💕
    Seriously the best thing...
    Teryl_R, Oct 2022
    Seriously the best thing we did on our trip to Italy! Loved everything about our experience. Small intimate group setting and the family welcomed us and made us feel like they had known us forever. Food was amazing and the company was even better.
    Loved the cooking class...
    Vikki_L, Oct 2022
    Loved the cooking class with Katia. She was very welcoming and spoke English well, so we understood every step and told us lots of informative things about Tuscan cooking. Would definitely recommend. Very authentic.
    Paige_O, Oct 2022
    HIGHLY recommend this class! My husband and I had an amazing experience in this group, made delicious food, learned a lot , and left with extremely full and happy bellies. Would totally do again if I ever came back!!
    Enjoyable evening...
    Lori_K, Oct 2022
    Enjoyable evening preparing and cooking our dinner. Just waiting for the recipes to be emailed to us as promised.
    She was very nice,...
    Kira_A, Sep 2022
    She was very nice, passionate, funny and she knows a lot about Tuscany! We had a good time and good food and definitely learned a lot about Tuscan food and traditions.
    Great class
    Jane_C, Sep 2022
    Fantastic class with lovely people. Fulvio was fun & knowledgeable, we cooked recipes that I could & would cook again. Really enjoyed the class
    Best cooking class ever!
    Raychel_K, Aug 2022
    I’ve taken cooking classes all over the world and this was the best and most enjoyable experience ever. The food was outstanding and Katia was an absolute pleasure!! Highly recommend!
    Best Meal of our Trip
    Andrea_L, Aug 2022
    A cooking class at a private home in Tuscany... and we will be making pasta by hand.. with truffles? My expectations were so high for this event that I cautioned myself not to get my hopes up. It turns out, that our class with Katia exceeded anything I could have imagined. Both my husband and I agreed that this was a highlight of an amazing trip through Italy. Katia is extremely knowledgeable but in a confident and not arrogant way. She gracefully guided our family of four through the creation of a multi-course and delicious meal! Katia is a mother and knew exactly how to interact with our teenage children, keeping them interested while treating them with respect. I learned a few life-changing lessons... including when to add garlic to the pan (turns out I've been doing it wrong). This was an incredible afternoon and we are hoping to find a way to bring Katia and her uncle to Miami so our friends could share the same wonderful experience!
    Great family experience
    andrew_k, Jul 2022
    Wonderful experience! Katia is very welcoming and gave all of us plenty of individual attention! My children ages 11 and 13 really enjoyed it.
    Katia was so wonderful!...
    Emma_B, Jul 2022
    Katia was so wonderful! She taught us many nuances of traditional Tuscan cooking and it was one of the best meals we had during our whole time in Italy. Absolutely book this intimate cooking experience! Just make sure you have a cab reserved from San Gimignano to the class ahead of time.
    Immerse in a local culture
    MARJANEH_H, Jun 2022
    It was a great cultural experience. Made pasta and sauces and enjoyed conversations Katia was very pleasant and opened their house in beautiful San Gimignano
    Highly recommend!
    Judy_L, Jun 2022
    We made homemade noodles and 4 courses from scratch! The chef/host was fabulous! I am recommending this class to all of my friends!
    Amazing cooking class....
    Audrey_B, Jun 2022
    Amazing cooking class. Delicious food and the kindest hosts! We made a few pasta dishes with and app and a meat and dessert at the end. We learned a lot about the ingredients we were using. It was a blast!
    Absolutely Must Do!
    Rob_O, May 2022
    Making pasta and cooking with Fulvio was the highlight of our Tuscany honeymoon. The food is of course incredible, but Fulvio is just a real pleasure to talk to and such a sweet and funny guy. You have to do this while you're near San Gimignano!