Good Tastes of Tuscany - Culinary Travel experiences and professional Cooking Classes near Florence
Good Tastes of Tuscany is a Cooking school in Italy near Florence that offers hands-on Cooking Classes in Tuscany since 1999.
Through many years of experience we have shaped our authentic Italian Culinary Vacations to reveal you the authentic face of that Italian way of life that is so attractive to all.
ONE DAY LESSON
Is it better to live to eat or eat to live? The Italians believe they are in the first part of this question, whilst the rest for the world fall under the second: the family recipes passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the other are priceless, the table is a center of dispute, laughter, talks and decisions.
Comfort, memories and joy are instilled on one’s soul by the simple consumption of a favorite dish. Our aim is to unveil the Good Tastes of Tuscany™.
We assure you a memorable experience with the knowledge and professionalism we acquired in many years of work without forgetting the unworried Italian way of life, “La Dolce Vita”, that is part of the Italians DNA. Even now in 2016, the old culinary customs and traditions of Italy’s various Regions and cities are very different to each other due to historical events and climatic influences.
WHAT WE OFFER
Enjoy a rewarding day or two, or even a week, in the unique spacious kitchen of the Renaissance Villa Pandolfini. You can attend hands-on cooking lessons with one of our qualified Italian chefs who will teach you all the tricks and techniques of the Authentic Tuscan cuisine. We offer a shuttle from Florence center. Your accommodations will be on a wine and olive estate close to Florence in the beautiful Villa Pandolfini. Erected in the 1200s as a hunting house by the Pandolfini family, the forest nearby the villa was used as hunting land by their family and friends.
OUR DIET PROGRAM
The five courses lunch will be enjoyed with Chianti wines produced on the Estate. Our recipes vary according to the season following hat is freshly available on the local market.
We took a train to Lastra a Signa and Emily and June met us at the station. It was like living in a fairy-tale castle. We loved the whole week. The 3 chefs, the cooking classes, the food, the day-trips, the guide in Florence, the owners and their family and staff were all fantastic. So professional!! They couldn’t have done any more for us. We will treasure the memories forever. Ian and Chef Luciano swapped hats, so, Ian now has a chef’s hat and Luciano has a farmers hat.Jan & Ian
Our visit to Taste of Tuscany with my family was one of my personal favorites two summers ago when i travelled with my husband, aunt and mother-in-law, so i would personally like to thank you for providing a wonderful theme-style destination for me to talk about! Your cooking class exceeded all expectations. We look forward to showcasing many great trips and providing quality travel tips.Lorraine
I wanted to send you a brief note of thanks for being a part of a very successful Italian Gourmet tour this year.
Marilyn was very pleased with how well our group was looked after at the Villa Pandolfino. The day at the villa was an absolute highlight of our tour that was absolutely loved by all that participated.
Thank you for making the day so special. We look forward to returning in 2014 and seeing you on the 3rd July!Sandra