I live outside of Firenze & put a post out to a Florence/Tuscany Facebook group asking for someone I could take ongoing cooking lessons with… Carlotta came back as the resounding must-try & I have not been disappointed. For starters, she’s Italian/from Emilia-Romagna yet her English is perfect. She also has a ton of personality & is a lot of fun, she continually tells you little tips & tricks that go beyond what’s in a recipe. She’s also all about teaching the essentials of Italian cooking so that you have skills & can make many dishes with what you learn. She sets a beautiful table when the lesson/cooking is complete & you enjoy a wonderful, memorable meal at her table. I asked if I could bring my 11 year-old son for some classes & this may not be typical but she said yes & she’s been terrific with him, he’s now so passionate about cooking & learning. The dishes we’ve made have been fabulous & Carlotta sends you home with lots of extra so you get to enjoy the fruit of your efforts for days to come; she continually goes above & beyond. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher of Italian cuisine, I can’t wait to continue Cooking With Carlotta. She IS your must-do cooking school in Firenze.