Prepare a five-course meal with a chef

San Casciano dei Bagni, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Francesco

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Umbrian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, transport and equipment

What you'll do

We will cook the traditional dishes of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio together. Vegetarians or vegans can be accommodated. Our courses will be rich in flavor and taste and are very genuine, mostly using produce and herbs harvested from the garden. Lessons will be based on authentic cuisine taught to us by our moms and grandmothers. The recipes will be seasonal, because this area offers excellent culinary products. To start, I'll present the raw ingredients that we will use. We will start with a nice welcome snack or breakfast Rosso Montepulciano house wine, coffee, water included in the price.
Then I'll show you different techniques for hand-making noodles, pies, dumplings, stuffed pasta, and pizza. You'll learn techniques for sauces, roasting, and different types of cooking. Then we'll all sit together at a table and celebrate our preparations with a wonderful five-course dinner immersed in nature.
Other things to note
We organize transfers.
We will cook the traditional dishes of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio together. Vegetarians or vegans can be accommodated. Our courses will be rich in flavor and taste and are very genuine, mostly using produce and herbs harvested from the garden. Lessons will be based on authentic cuisine taught to us by our moms and grandmothers. The recipes will be seasonal, because this area offers excellent culinary products. To start, I'll present the raw ingre…

What's included

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  • Food
    Five-course meal
    We'll prepare a five-course dinner, tailored to your...
  • Drinks
    Coffee homemade desserts
    Glass of wine and small snack
    Upon your...
  • Transport
    With an extra cost we can provide transfers to take guests to our cooking s...
  • Equipment
    Equipment
    I will provide all the professional equipment needed for the...

Accessibility

No stairs or steps
Accessible bathroom
Mainly flat or levelled ground

Meet your host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 62 Reviews
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I graduated as a chef at Artusi and interned at restaurants in Rome, where important chefs taught me techniques and the passion for authentic tastes. My passion and my profession for cooking pushed me to move to Tuscany, one of the realms of excellence in Italian cuisine. After years of dining I decided to begin teaching cooking classes to all the techniques I learned.
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Where you'll be

We will be at il Gran Villino, in the San Casciano dei Bagni province of Siena. It is in the Val d'Orcia UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Villa Vetrichina complex, surrounded by nature and the woods next to Mount Amiata, between Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. The place is lovely and magical, where you can find a moment of pleasure.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Thomas
October 2021
We had a great time! Francesco and Patrizia were very warm and welcoming. They were super accommodating when we had to change the day of our original booking at the last minute. The class itself was a lot of fun and we learned a lot. I’d recommend the class to cooks of all abilities.
Allie
September 2021
This was the most amazing experience! My husband and I took this class two days ago and are still on cloud nine from it. Francesco and Patrizia welcome you like family and create such a warm, fun, authentic environment to cook in. Things started with a tour of the beautiful B&B. It’s rustic yet updated, the most beautiful property we’ve seen. I wish we hadn’t already booked a place to stay elsewhere or we would’ve stayed here! We were then welcomed with wine and a sampling of delicious cheese/meats, and then the cooking began. We learned how to make about 5 different types of pastas, including an amazing spinach/ricotta ravioli, as well as two sauces. We also made tiramisu which I’ll be making again immediately when we get home! Patrizia and Francesco made cooking so fun and easy for my husband and I, who have very little cooking experience. They made jokes, played music, explained everything so well. It was the perfect setting! We then dined (socially distanced) with the guests staying at the B&B which led to a night of wonderful company and conversation. And the food we had cooked turned out so so good! They even packaged the leftovers which we cooked the next night for dinner. This was above and beyond any of the other classes we looked at taking. It wasn’t “just cooking”, it was personalized and every detail was considered. They were amazing with accommodating some food restrictions I have. They set up an adorable surprise added touch since it was our honeymoon. They truly made it the most magical special experience. We will definitely be returning in the future, and next time we’ll be sure to book a room at the property to stay after the class!
Kristina
September 2021
This was THE highlight of our trip to Italy! You must visit Francesco and Patricia. The food was incredible, the house beautiful, and we had so much fun. They were even able to accommodate our vegan diet!
Jeffrey
September 2021
Francesco and Patricia were really great. Friendly, patient while teaching us, made us feel right at home. They were the perfect hosts, and the property is spectacular. We got a nice tour of the Bread and Breakfast and took pictures out by the beautiful swimming pool. We made two kinds of homemade pasta, three kinds of ravioli and a grilled chicken dish in a tomato and cauliflower sauce that was unbelievable. Topping all this off was an amazing tiramisu. Partricia sent us the recipes; we can't wait to get home and recreate this amazing dinner. It was altogether a great experience.
Katharina
September 2021
The hosts were lovely and made the evening special for us. We can absolutely recommend this experience (if you like food, to prepare it and eat a lot of it ;-)).
Malory
September 2021
Loved, loved, loved this experience with Francesco and Patrizia! They are both such lovely humans - very friendly, positive, encouraging and mostly fun! They made us laugh and had a lot of patience with us throughout the whole class. When they found out it was our wedding anniversary they put on our wedding song and made it into a romantic candlelit dinner..they even blindfolded me to present it! It was so thoughtful and they were so kind. The food was delicious and so much fun to make. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for something fun to do in Tuscany!

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Sun, 24 Oct
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Mon, 25 Oct
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Wed, 27 Oct
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Mon, 1 Nov
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Tue, 2 Nov
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Wed, 3 Nov
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person
  • Fri, 5 Nov
    16:00 - 22:00
    £85 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Dairy-free
Vegan
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Tree nut allergy
Soya-free
Peanut allergy
Gluten-free
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.