Cooking Tuscan dishes at your villa or farmhouse

One of the best experiences to enjoy while in Tuscany is eating delicious Italian food. It is also extra special if it was prepared by you! You only need a few ingredients to create incredible dishes – and the right teachers to show you how.

Fiamma and Ginny are two chefs and mothers that work together as the Kitchen Chez Nous team which offer Tuscan cooking classes at vacation rentals across Tuscany. You will enjoy private cooking lessons with a wide variety of menu options – including gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian – in English at your place, wherever you might be in Tuscany. It is your chance to learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking while immersed in the beautiful countryside at the villa or farmhouse you have chosen as your base in Tuscany.

You can choose ahead of time what you will prepare, either starting from their proposed menus or make special requests as to dishes you’d like t learn how to make. Both Fiamma and Ginny are flexible to ensure your cooking in Tuscany experience is memorable, also deciding upon the best wines to go with your meal.

The classes can be planned for either a morning or evening, or even a whole day, with you eating everything you help prepare by the end of the cooking class!

If you have kids, you can choose to learn how to make pizza or homemade pasta all together: both you and the children will have loads of fun and love doing the cooking class together!

Fiamma and Ginny also offer their services as private chefs. Do you want a chef to just come to your villa and cook a fantastic lunch or dinner for your family or group? They will both come to your villa and prepare the meal you can enjoy without the cooking class as part of the experience.

In addition, if you are in Florence at a hotel and without a kitchen at your disposal but want to do the cooking class, then Fiamma also offers cooking classes at her house that include market visits together to get to see the local markets while buying the ingredients for the class.

Since Ginny also lives in Rome, it is also possible to book cooking classes in Rome at your apartment or holiday rental or at Ginny’s house!

Interested in booking a cooking class with Fiamma or Ginny? Read my interview with them both to learn more about them and then contact them for more information or to book your class.

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About Lourdes Flores

An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!