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Fantastic cooking class

We were a group of 4 women who all enjoy cooking. Shirley is a delightful person and an excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Tuscan Cooking - Perfect one day class

Shirley is a super knowledgeable cook who loves to share her passion for Tuscan food. We were four... read more

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Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. You will start the full day course by meeting the instructor, Shirley Ofria at a...more
Cortona, Italy
+39 339 199 3070
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 women who all enjoy cooking. Shirley is a delightful person and an excellent teacher with lots of great tips. We made several dishes ; fettuccini, gnocchi and spinach ricotta ravioli - all from scratch, delicious zucchini blossoms, stuffed tomatoes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shirley is a super knowledgeable cook who loves to share her passion for Tuscan food. We were four women who met her for coffee, planned the groceries, learned how to (and how not to shop) in local markets and made two feasts - lunch and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The teacher Shirley is first class, We spent a full day cooking Great food (real Italian).and so good I would recomend this school for anybody visiting Cortona and wishing to learn to cook the Italian way, Shirley is the one to visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

VERY, very recomendable cooking class . It was the best culinary experience in tuscany . The food was much better than at even any restaurant that we tried during our stay. In this serious course we started selecting top quality raw materials from the Cortona...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun experience! Meet the instructor for coffee then shop for groceries, prep and cook lunch and diner. Shirley and Chuck were perfectly lovely, informative, and fun! Jean from Florida

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We met Shirley in a small cafe in Cortona and immediately felt e had made the right choice. From the shopping experience to the trip to her magnificent house in the hills to lunch through dinner, we had a wonderful experience. The cooking was fun...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Owners of our villa rental referred us to this cooking class. It was fabulous, it more than exceeded our expectations. Francesca and her daughter were lovely, and good teachers. It was fun, lots of laughter and we learned a lot. The food was delicious. In...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We were an oversized group of 9 great friends with widely varying levels of experience, from professional to "I don't cook, period." Shirley managed to accommodate, educate, incorporate and delight all of us for an entire day. The grounds and kitchen are both like a...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Can't say enough wonderful things about our fun filled day in Cortona with Shirley. First the shopping in Cortona at all of her favorite shops. Then off to cook at her lovely home on the hillside. My husband and I loved the class all and...More

Thank carl c
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Cortona for 5 days and took Shirley's cooking class! What a treat! Shirley met us for coffee and Danishes in a local coffee shop. We planned our menu with her suggestions and her cookbook. We then headed off to the local markets...More

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January 8, 2018|
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Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Sorry about that. I will check into it and send you an email now. Chuck
neil i
July 23, 2017|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Can you please contact me by email? It's easier for me to correspond and keep track of bookings that way. You can find our website at TuscanCullinary on the internet for details. Thanks, Chuck Ofria
Mary R
June 11, 2017|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Hi - I just checked the link and it seems to me working fine. You can also go to the website and send an email from there. I'm sorry but TA doesn't allow email addresses or web addresses in this response. I prefer to work... More