Cooking Classes - Cookery School - ToscanaMia

2 days cooking class with farmhouse accomodation



The occasion of living at TOSCANA MIA is to live with an Italian family and enjoy the hills of Chianti, surrounded by vineyard & olivegroves with the advantage of modern facilities And attend 2 hands on Cooking classes which cover traditional, home-style Tuscan and Italian recipes to enjoy the wonderfully intense flavours & freshness of traditional Italian dishes cooked in an evocative stone farmhouse. Participants cook and eat dishes prepared using fresh, organic and natural ingredients. A complete meal (5 recipes) such as appetizers, a pasta dish, a vegetable or meat dish and then a dessert is prepared every day and is accompanied by the wine which best complements it. During the excursion we will take you to discover the Chianti Classico wines and Tuscan oil, or to visit a typical Italian open market depending on the season. Dinner with a family for having typical Italian products, tasting and learning how to serve extravergin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, bread, Italian cheeses (pecorino, parmigiano, mozzarella di bufala, ricotta etc.), salami (Tuscan salami, finocchiona), Tuscan prosciutto, Tuscan bread, focaccia and typical Tuscan dessert (Cantucci with Vin Santo).

Program Details

  • 2 days Italian hands on cooking classes
  • Meals with water and wine
  • Snack with drinks and wine during the lessons
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner every day with various typical Italian products i.e. cheeses and salami with the Italian family de’ Mari (2 or 3 nights)
  • 1 guided excursion in the Chianti region
  • Transfer at the beginning and at the end of the course from/to Montevarchi to/from the accomodation by private car
    Montevarchi is connected to Florence by train
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Toscana Mia apron
  • Toscana Mia recipe leaflet in English

Program Info

Location: Chianti
Venue: Podere Le Rose
Starting Time: every day depending on availability
Duration: 2 days
Accomodation: Our family evocative stone farmhouse
Depart/Meet: Montevarchi Train station
Number of Participants: minimum 1 person

Daily schedule


Arrival: at 6pm arrival in Montevarchi by train from Florence, transfer by private car to Podere Le Rose, meeting the other guests and welcome dinner

Day 1

Day 1: breakfast with the family, hands on cooking class - we prepare together 4 or 5 different recipes -, lunch together - we eat our recipes and taste the accompanying wine -, guided excursions in the Chianti area - visit to a winery with wine tasting and to a beautiful ancient town with traditional artisans (ceramic, leather goods, kitchen stuff etc.) -, dinner at home, talking about Italy and Italian culture and lifestyle

Day 2

Day 2: breakfast with the family, hands on cooking class - we prepare together 4 or 5 different recipes -, lunch together - we eat our recipes and taste the accompanying wine -, transfer by private car to Montevarchi and train connection to Florence (arrival in Florence approx. 4:30pm)

Our Most Popular Menus

Antipasto (Starter): Bruschetta or Crostini with herbs

First Course: Fresh hand-made pasta or Potato gnocchi or dry pasta with red or white sauces or Ribollita (Tuscan vegetable soup)

Second Course: Roasted meat (Arista alla Fiorentina), Turkey Breast with Balsamic Vinegar or Stuffed vegetables or Savory Cakes with zucchini

Dessert: Tiramisù or Panna Cotta or Gelato

Many more menus are available and we always ask our clients if they have special requests and if there is any food allergy.


Contact Form

Address & Other Contacts

Phone: + 39 334 2476098 (8:00 am - 9:00 pm CET), Paola and Simonetta
Fax: + 39 0577 094626 (h24)
Skype: toscana.mia




Our Address: Podere Le Rose,
Località Poggio S.Polo, 2
53013 - Gaiole in Chianti (SI) - Italia
GPS coordinates: N 43° 26’ 49” E 11° 22’ 41”

How to reach Us:
Toscana Mia in Chianti is located an hour from Florence and 40 minutes from Siena, 10 minutes from Radda in Chianti and 15 from Gaiole in Chianti. Near many of the nicest location in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano and Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Greve. We always send our guest our best direction information to join us easily.