Location

The Italians say that “Anche l'occhio vuole sua parte” (which means when at the table, everything needs to be pleasing to the eye). I ask you, what could be more pleasing to the eye than the marvelous Tuscany countryside?

Enjoy the genuine taste of Tuscany

Why come here?

A small stone house in the hillside above Florence is the ideal place to learn what Italians really eat at home. We invite you to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of my cooking classes as we prepare the meal together and enjoy it. One of the joys I love sharing in a class is when people see how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home. The menu is customized according to your taste, with generous servings of food and wine, with the pièce de résistance of your homemade pasta. For private classes, English-speaking babysitting, and transportation to our class, do not hesitate to contact us. I work with each of our clients to create individual menus that can be completed during your visit, also considering any special occasions, and your budget. I am happy to arrange a visit to a local winery for a tour and tasting. Or organizing a stay in a local holiday farm within walking distance of my kitchen.

Enjoy the genuine taste of Tuscany

Why come here?

A small stone house in the hillside above Florence is the ideal place to learn what Italians really eat at home. We invite you to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of my cooking classes as we prepare the meal together and enjoy it. One of the joys I love sharing in a class is when people see how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home. The menu is customized according to your taste, with generous servings of food and wine, with the pièce de résistance of your homemade pasta. For private classes, English-speaking babysitting, and transportation to our class, do not hesitate to contact us. I work with each of our clients to create individual menus that can be completed during your visit, also considering any special occasions, and your budget. I am happy to arrange a visit to a local winery for a tour and tasting. Or organizing a stay in a local holiday farm within walking distance of my kitchen.

What a privilege! If you are looking for a cookery class with true Italian cuisine in a Tuscan paradise, this is the right place to be!
Cecilia

Enjoy the genuine taste of Tuscany

Why me??

I am a gourmet. I was born and raised in a family of excellent cooks, and I come from a region which boasts some of the most delicious dishes in the world. I remember the first person who I taught how to make pasta - their hands were covered in flour, their face a bit red from rolling the “mattarello” and their eyes glowed with pride. This look of awe and appreciation that I see in my students at the end of each meal is one of the things that infuses me with energy every single time they walk through my door and line up at my table. Every group, family, couple or student that comes to me to learn the true traditions of the Italian cuisine has their own story, dietary requirements, personal tastes and curiosities. My strategy is to combine their dreams into a memorable lesson, with a hearty portion of laughter, loads of practical tips, and a healthy dose of wine. Set in a relaxed atmosphere, everyone is encouraged to engage in the preparation of the recipes that we have decided upon. Our time together cooking is meant to be easy, and comfortable; my intention is to spoil you, just like your favorite Italian “aunt” would do! And believe me, I am patient. After all the years I spent “civilising” my husband, I have loads of patience. (Poor Bob grew up eating junk food, and no vegetables. Now, he is almost normal.) I will admit, I don’t go crazy for vegetables either, usually vegetables are not very exciting. Yet, I found ways to cook them which make our mouth water while giving us a balanced and healthy diet. This is what you can get just minutes from Florence, out of the hustle-bustle of the city, sharing the views of the Marquises Antinoris’ villa (yes, those ones, who own palaces and vineyards in all Tuscany).

Cooking with Carlotta

Giving you an authentic spoonful of Italy.