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Tuscan Cooking Class

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Address: Via Sant'Andrea 1, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577941599

We teach you how to cook Tuscan-style, to discover a country and its...

We teach you how to cook Tuscan-style, to discover a country and its traditions throught the taste and the smell of its cooking

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Simple, but Delicious and Fun

My husband and I had a great time cooking simple, easy to prepare, and delicious Tuscan recipes with Katia and six other guests. We moved between the casual dining room and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time cooking simple, easy to prepare, and delicious Tuscan recipes with Katia and six other guests. We moved between the casual dining room and kitchen making bruschetta, panzanella, homemade pasta, two sauces, and my favorite, saltimbocca. I truly felt like family. This was not in some test kitchen. It was in their home... More 

Thank Denise F
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip in Tuscany! Hosted at the Il Vicario B&B, and led by the amazingly warm and welcoming Katia, we couldn’t have imagined a better introduction to authentic Tuscan cooking. Surrounded by aromatic rosemary bushes, we were greeted by Katia in the sunny courtyard (what a view!), and this idyllic setting... More 

Thank Sean R
Langdon Hills
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our cooking class with Fulvio. He was great fun and a character. He made it enjoyable whilst learning. The food was fairly simple but fun to make and great to eat!! So nice to sit and eat what we had Made and luckily we were with some great couples who made it even more fun!! Definetely going... More 

Thank Joanna L
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Myself, my husband and our 18 year old twin daughters had a really lovely time with Katia. We were taught how to make pasta and many other Tuscan dishes. Katia is very patient and set the level perfectly for us. I thoroughly recommend this experience. Prior to our class Katia also organised for us to go truffle hunting with Francisco,... More 

Thank KarenP537
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had a fabulous day learning how to make several different types of pasta and amazing sauces. Katia really knows her stuff and her English is really good so she can answer all your questions. The day is not too serious, lots of friends popping in and having a chat over a coffee or glass of wine. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank T C
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I had a great day at Katia's cooking school, less than ten minutes out of San Giminiano. We made fresh pasta, two types, and Katia told us so many tips about cooking fresh healthy Italian food. We made two types of bruschetta plus veal saltimbucca, finishing with a healthy delicious tiramisu. We were a group of six altogether and Katia... More 

Thank MegLizzie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Katia's knowledge of how to cook, source, present and eat Italian food and pass that genuine love of the product onto you in a cosy, unpretentious and divine Tuscan setting is fabulous. She made everyone feel a part of the group, firmly coached us to do it right and explained the 'why' for every step. Matching the wines perfectly and... More 

Thank Nicole G
South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had planned our week and a 1/2 vacation to Italy with our 14 year old daughter and were looking for something to do while passing through Tuscany. The idea of a cooking class came up. After doing a quick search I came across Il Vicario and Katia's and Fulvios cooking class. Having many busy days planned from Venice to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Katia hosted a cooking class for my husband and I who are on our honeymoon. She was immediately warm and funny and put us at ease in her company. I understand a little Italian and when Katia worked this out she spoke slowly and clearly so as to allow me to hone my language skills along with my cooking skills.... More 

1 Thank Emma4586
Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

What a delight! The people, "Katia & Fulvio" were amazing, so helpful & informative, we felt like family! The food was fun to make and so delicious to eat, the location and home was perfect, a slice of heaven on earth! We were provided with recipe booklets of everything Katia taught us to make! Our niece said it was one... More 

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