Italian cuisine appeals to many people and it is something that we all like to try at home. However, getting our efforts to taste perfect is harder than it looks and with this in mind there are plenty of cooking schools in Tuscany that can show you how it should be done.
Guests can learn how to make pasta from scratch, study the wines that can be consumed with each meal or make an authentic Italian pizza. Classes can run for an afternoon, day or even a week, depending upon how much the guest wants to learn. Classes are the ideal opportunity to make new friends as well as learning new skills.
In Vinci the Villa Dianella offers classes for both small and large groups of people. The work is carried out in the kitchen of the villa and then students are able to enjoy what they have prepared. The farm produces its own wine and a glass or two can help to make the dishes complete. Those who are travelling with groups can make a block booking and have fun with friends.
Some of the cooking schools give visitors to the region the chance to learn privately in their holiday accommodation. These need to be arranged in advance but one-to-one tuition is the perfect choice for those who are nervous about learning or working with strangers. Tuscany Cooking is one such option and professional chefs Ginny and Fiamma will put students at ease and can arrange group classes as well as cooking dinners for private parties.
Many cooking schools in Italy offer accommodation and travel packages, however, this can work out expensive. A great way of enjoying a cooking holiday without breaking the bank is to search for cheap breaks in your chosen part of Italy, and then arrange to join a nearby cooking class when you arrive. You can also find a lot of cheap car hire options so that you can get to your classes cheaply and quickly.