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Typical Tuscan Cooking

Learn how to cook Italian in a Tuscan farm house!

This property is located in a nice countryside at the outskirts of Montecatini Terme, one of Europe's prominent health centers. Inside, there is a professional kitchen equipped with up-to-date appliances and a traditional brick-pizza oven.  The chef-owner, Giuseppe Mazzocchi, is also a member of the Italiantypica Chef's Federation, and he schedules cooking classes, pizza, pasta  and pastry making throughout the year, especially week-ends.  Of course, for the clients, he basically sets up tasty, tangy and delectable variations; olive oil and meats from the valley's farmers.  

The former 16th century wheat-mill, then converted in an oil-mill, has been recently restored to lodge 8 people in two Tuscan-styled furnished apartments.  Spend some relaxing days  in the farm house or enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing in a nearby lake and trekking through the surrounding hills; or visit nearby towns of Lucca, Montecatini or Pisa.

living room The classes are held between 9:00am and 2:00pm.  For the rest of the afternoon the guests have the opportunity to visit an Olive Oil Mill with wine tasting, or stop by the farmer's market.  For dinner, the students can dine at one of the nice restaurants that are located a short walking distance away.

Rates in 2013
There are 3 cooking programs to choose from: (in Euros - $ rate varies depending the exchange)

2014 Rates on request

   TYPICAL TUSCANY - 3-DAY COURSE   850,00  Euro per person*

   Single Supplement  

180 Euro  for 3nights 


On the first day you will learn "Antipasti" dishes such as;  wild boar sausages, grilled veggies, pasta with a range of different sauces.


On the second day, the class focuses on main courses either pork, lamb or beef with side dishes based on farm vegetables and legumes..


On the last day, we focus on chocolate preparations: truffles, Sacher or chocolate mousse 


Price Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation 

  • 3 breakfasts

  • Cooking classes

  • 3 lunches with local wines

Price does not Include:

  • Transfer from Montecatini train station - additional 55,00 Euro

  • Dinners

  • Extra excursions or tours


        TYPICAL TUSCANY - 2-DAY COURSE 590.00  Euro per person*
        Single Supplement 120 Euro for 2nights



On the first day you will learn "Antipasti" dishes such as;  cured sausages, ham, mixed bruschettas, extra virgin olive oil Focaccia, Pork loin with fennel and garlic, Tuscan side dishes


On the second day, the class focuses on "First dishes".  These include home made pastas, soups and second dishes based on poultry and beef from the farmlands. 


As an option two fish courses based on fresh catch from the Tirreno Sea. (i.e. Cacciucco Soup and baked seabass or rockfish with tomatoes and herbs) 




PASTA DISHES - 2-DAY COURSE   560,00 Euro per person*
Single Supplement  120 Euro for 2nights 

This 2-day course focuses on the basics of  hand-made pasta.  

You will learn how to create Ravioli with Ricotta, goat-cheese and 

eggplants.  You will also be taught Risotto with Ossobuco, Ribolita soup and  
potato gnocchi. The last part of the program will focus on how to make  the 
Tuscan meat sauce and the simple tomato sauce as well as the pesto sauce.


Prices of 2 nIght Packages  Include:

  • 2 nights accommodation 

  • 2 breakfasts

  • Cooking classes

  • 2 lunches with local wines

Price does not Include:

  • Transfer from Montecatini train station - additional 40 Euro per person each way

  • Dinners

  • Extra excursions or tours


*Add Euro 30 per person taxes to all package prices

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