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Taste Tuscany

Via Maremmana, 43, 53016 Montalcino, Italy
+39 338 921 6205
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Ranked #11 of 40 Activities in Montalcino
Type: Educational Sites, Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Cooking Lessons - Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes including home made pasta - under the guidance of experienced Tuscan cooks

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English first
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Leslie was a great host - our best day in Tuscany. The experience was so memorable. I'm not a cook but loved the experience. The food was so good and we loved eating out on the patio with Leslie. We got to meet her Vizsla(can't remember his name) - we all love dogs. We all have tried the goat cheese... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Five stars does not fully express how good our experience with Leslie was. Our family of five was staying at nearby resort this past month. Cooking class and lunch was one of the highlights of our trip. The menu options offered us the ability to tailor it to our preferences. As it turned out the goat cheese and onion tart,... More

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were on our honeymoon in tuscany in May. I have always wanted to learn to cook italian so husband "forced" himself to join me. We were told there would be another couple doing the course on the day. Lesley picked us all up from our accommodations to arrive at her place for the course. We had... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a fabulous day with Lesley and Paula! We made a 5 course meal that we selected and enjoyed every minute of the day! Lesley and Paula made it fun and interesting and while Paula doesn't speak English, she is very entertaining and gets her point across! We enjoyed our creation on a beautiful terrace and the wines that... More

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a very memorable day of cooking and eating Classic Tuscan dishes. Leslie, the owner led the session that was instructed by Paula who is a card carrying Tuscan Nonna. We made bruschetta, gnocchi along with a very delicious Brunello braised beef stew and many other delicacies. My fiancée and I picked the menu and participated in the cooking... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Booked the cooking lesson with lunch for my birthday while we were in the area and I couldn't have wished for better way to spend my birthday. The course is taught by a British woman - Lesley - who has been living in Tuscany for the last decade, with help from a a Tuscan woman - Paula - who, although... More

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Auckland,NZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I took the cooking class with Lesley and Paula last July but have only just got round to reviewing it. We were picked up by Lesley which made getting to her home very easy and gave plenty of time to ask ots of questions about life in the Tuscan countryside. Paula is Italian and speaks no English,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I am not one to write reviews but when I do, it is because the experience was either terribly bad or extraordinarily wonderful. In the case of my cooking class with Taste Tuscany, it was the later! Lesley took a group of 12 adults (6 couples- yep that's right, guys too!) and made us the chefs for a day. Lesley... More

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Anchorage, AK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My sister in law and I took this class in September 2013 and it was the most amazing experience of our 3 country, 2 week trip! Because booked the day first we were able to set the menu, which was ideal because I can't eat dairy (in Italy--boo!) We made crostini with mushrooms, pappa y pomodoro soup, homemade pici pasta... More

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We just finished a great day in Lesley's kitchen. The pace is relaxed, everyone gets to participate. In addition, the food was sooooo good it is hard to believe we made it all together. If you have the time, are interested in food, and want to learn, this was a great way to spend the day. I would recommend this... More

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