Tuscookany

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Tuscookany cooking schools in Italy Learn Tuscan cooking true Italian style and have fun doing it. This is your chance to enjoy hands-on Italian cooking classes in Italy while staying in a luxurious villa in the heart of Tuscany. Tuscookany was elected one of the top ten cooking schools in Italy by Observer newspaper. Benefit from the knowledge and passion of our local chefs.
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Tim M
Newcastle, ME2 contributions
53 Five Star Reviews and Counting
Sep 2021 • Friends
My wife and I just returned from a fantastic week with our friends at Torre Del Tartufo. The other 52 5 Star reviews have said it all. Because of COVID the the trip was was postponed a year but the Tuscookany folks (Liz) were so accommodating. Then we arrived a the villa, everything was first class, the team Lena, Franco, Paula were so helpful, anything we needed, clothes washed (yes I said it), places to see, restaurants, COVID testing, you name it, the never ending questions for Franco ..”no problem”. We cooked a lot, which is why we’re there I think, and we ate too much, the wine never stopped and it was all fabulous. The owners Peppa and Lars joined us for dinner 1 night and not just a drive by they stayed until with us until we were done, something they did not have to do. Not one to write reviews good or bad, but add me to the list 53 *****.
Written September 26, 2021
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Marceline H
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Back to Tuscookany for the 7th time!
Aug 2021 • Solo
What would describe my opinion about Tuscookany better than the shelf of my library with my 7 cookery books from my 7 stays at Tuscookany?
I was back this month and so pleased to enjoy cooking under the Tuscan sun again, as before the pandemic.
Written August 31, 2021
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LinCer14
San Francisco, CA26 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Oct 2019 • Friends
How do we put into words what a wonderful time we had? My friend and I headed to Torre del Tartufo to celebrate our 60th birthdays. Little did we know we would experience such a magical trip. The villa is breathtaking, the rooms clean and comfortable. Lena made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. We then met Chef Franco and his team! He is a wonderful teacher and has the patience of a Saint. I don’t know how he does it...and always with a smile on his face!!! Under his supervision we learned many new techniques and cooked absolutely delicious food. He and his staff were there helping to educate, measure, and clean up right behind us. I swear he has eyes in the back of his head. We felt so spoiled as we were treated to delicious lunches, afternoon appertifs, and wonderful 5 course meals, that we cooked! We learned that any time is wine time in Italy. 😍 But after dinner is liqueur time! We knew we would have fun, but we didn’t know that we would feel so welcomed, and met new friends that felt like family. Our group is already talking about a 5 year reunion, and we want to go back with our husbands too! This experience has truly inspired me. I will wear my apron proudly, and always remember the skills learned, and the memories and good made with love. God willing, we will be back Torre del Tartufo.
Written February 8, 2020
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We would like to thank you so much for this raving review and we are so pleased you had such a good time celebrating your 60th birthdays. Yes, please come back with your group - we are waiting for you. We are so happy that you wear your apron proudly - you put a smile on our faces!
Written February 12, 2020
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zena kelly
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Wonderful Experience
Oct 2019
Casa Ombuto is amazing. The accomdations, the cooking classes, hiking, everything all was beautiful. The staff that they have can not do enough for you, a truly beautiful holiday. z
Written November 9, 2019
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Kathy AJ
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
Fabulous week loved every minute
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you have some passion for cooking this is a wonderful week. Every aspect of the schedule is well thought out. Great array of dishes and hands on learning. Note to self take more notes. Cookbook with all the recipes provided and you are busy with your own responsibilities you need to makes some time to get to check out the other teams activities. Staff is so friendly and accommodating. We happened to love everyone in our week and all became friends during the week. Torre del tartufo is beautiful and the facilities and grounds are lovely. My husband and friends husband didn't cook but had a great time nonetheless. Would come back in a flash.
Written November 9, 2019
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Patrice D'Eramo Flack
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Casa Ombuto - once in a life time
Sep 2019
Check off on my bucket list. I had the amazing pleasure of spending a week with Chef Paola, Claudia and the team at Casa Ombuto cooking school Tuscookany.  This trip had a lasting impression on me. First, Chef Paola Baccetti was an inspirational teacher.  During the week I spent with her she taught us many different recipes and techniques.  She is a warm, kind, funny and extremely smart women with a big heart. Loved her!
Claudia was extremely personable, kind, witty and a lovely person to be around. She made the visit so personable and was always there to assist in whatever you needed. This is true for the rest of the Ombuto team. Everyone was extremely happy and were there for you.
The property was amazing and there was something for us to do whenever we wanted.
Finally, the group of fellow cooks I met there, I now consider them my Tuscookany girl friends. We all came from different countries and states and got along splendidly!
Everything about this trip has forever left an indelible mark on my heart and tastebuds.
Written September 25, 2019
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What a lovely description that the trip left an indelible mark on your heart and tastebuds! We are touched to read your praise and thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experiences with potential guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tuscany! Happy cooking.
Written October 15, 2019
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Patti Jensen
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Dream Vacation
Sep 2019
The cooking school/villa at Bellorcia in Tuscany, Italy was a travel destination and experience of a life time! The villa was set in the heart of beautiful Tuscany with rolling hills, including vistas of the countryside which inspired a deep sense of calm. Inside the villa, we were greeted with exceptional accommodations which combined old world sensibilities with completely modern conveniences. The staff was friendly, helpful, and worked together to create a spa- like experience. The chef, Laura Giusti was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about her craft and simply a born teacher with a spirit of joy and playfulness. Alex, the manager, tended to details such as creating evenings with music, beverages and great conversation. He was eager to serve and help us navigate the local area and went above and beyond his duties to make sure we had an unforgettable stay. Filled with laughter and hands on experience, the cooking classes gave us clear knowledge of the exceptional food of the area. The kitchen facility was well equipped with plenty of room to participate and interact. While located close enough to explore local hill towns, I chose to stay at the villa the entire time, because it was just that wonderful. Did I mention the infinity pool? Served inside a beautiful dining room or on the inviting,Tuscan style patio, the food was delicious, adventurous and quite possibly the best I have ever eaten! Wine was hand selected to perfectly enhance the nightly four course dinner. No detail was overlooked! Simply the most exceptional place I have ever stayed with experiences I will never forget. I plan on returning in the near future! I unequivocally recommend Bellorcia, with Chef Laura, as a must on your travel adventure plans!
Written September 24, 2019
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Wow what a lovely review and thank you for taking the time to make this so elaborate. I agree when I am at Bellorcia I love just to stay there and enjoy the amazing views and landscapes. We are so pleased to read that you had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tuscany!
Written October 15, 2019
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ekurusz
Austin, TX22 contributions
Excellent cooking school and location
Jun 2019 • Solo
I absolutely loved my time here. Cooking classes were thorough, and we had the opportunity to work with different people in the group and on different types of courses (appetizer, dessert, etc). You leave with a comprehensive cookbook with many more recipes than we had time to cook while there. The location couldn’t have been more beautiful. Photos tell the story better than I can. Great for solo travelers or couples or small groups— I may go back with friends next time!
Written September 5, 2019
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I would like to thank you kindly for taking the time to write this great review. I am particulary pleased to read that you felt very comfortable come alone. We know single holiday are not always easy but cooking and eating together seems to make people bond so well. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written September 10, 2019
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seth k
Sonoma, CA1 contribution
Our Favorite Vacation Ever!
Jun 2019
We loved this cooking school. We were are Torre Del Tartuffo with Franco as our chef. The format was that you had the mornings off with the staff preparing a great breakfast. You can head out to the pool, hike, enjoy the grounds or read in the morning. Then, you cook from lunch time through about 6-7 PM. Each day you prepare the dinner for that night and the lunch for the next day. You are broken up into groups of 3-4 working on each course of the meal. The food was fantastic and it worked for cooks of all skill levels. We bonded with members of the group and had fun at night with the groups watching movies and playing board games. The wine keeps flowing all night and then then Franco brings out all the grappa and assortment of liqueurs. When our daughters are old enough, we plan a return trip with them to do it as a family.
Written August 17, 2019
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Thank you so much for this review and good description of the daily activities! We look forward to welcoming you back with your daughters when they are old enough! Happy cooking!
Written August 23, 2019
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Chris H
29 contributions
Amazing experience
Jul 2019 • Solo
Just come back from an amazing week in Torre del Tartufo. I was on cloud 9, loved every minute of it. Very well organized. Had everything I could possible want. If is was a hotel it could easily be a 5 or even a 6 star. Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend and will go again sometime. Lovely to meet other guests from all over the world as well.
Written August 11, 2019
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Thank you kindly for this lovely review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed it so much. And yes the added bonus is other than the cooking you meet such wonderful people. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future!
Written August 12, 2019
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