Poderi Val Verde - Chianti Cooking Lesson

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Poderi Val Verde - Chianti Cooking Lesson

Poderi Val Verde - Chianti Cooking Lesson
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i offer real hands-on cookery course - also vegetarian - of mostly typical Tuscan farmer's dishes using vegetables and herbs from my garden, eggs from my chicken, meat from my lambs or wild game from surrounding woods. dishes are selected depending on availability of ingredients and are easily reproduced at home for your family or friends. we do from a minimum of 4 to 7 or 8 dishes- depending on number of "cooks" (also children)- . our rates (as of Euro 90 depending on type of course and number of participants) incl. 3 hrs. of cooking and dining as well as standard beverages . times: either 1100 to 1400 hrs or 1700 to 2000 hrs. monday through friday or on special request. a special highlight is the extended half day course - 10.00 to 1500 hrs.- which includes a visit to a local street market or other shopping facilities, eventually with a tastings of cheese and cold cuts , balsamico vinegar, local wine etc. - always on Tuesdays or Fridays - Euro 140 per person -
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Zenzero
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A Fun Time Cooking Tuscan Food with Ulrike
Sep 2019
Cooking with Ulrike is similar to being in your own kitchen with a friendly, funny, and very experienced teacher. We picked tomatoes from her garden and made our dishes under Ulrike's supervision with many suggestions for chopping and cooking techniques. Our dishes were delicious! This was a delightful hands-on experience! Ulrike makes this possible even assisting our GPS to find her home.
Written October 17, 2019
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JNFinLex
Kentucky, USA12 contributions
Fun time learning Tuscan cooking
Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with Ulrike. From the time we arrived, she made us feel very comfortable and it felt like we were old friends. We learned how to make fresh pasta, sauce from cherry tomatoes, lemon chicken and tiramisu. It was a perfect balance of Ulrike showing us what to do/how to do it and her stepping in to help expedite the process. The evening was very relaxed and the meal and conversation were great. Hopefully we can come back and this time stay at the beautiful B&B and have another class. Highly recommended.
Written October 9, 2019
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cudjoehouse
Seminole, FL15 contributions
Highlight of our Tuscan Adventure!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Ulrike was so patient with my questions about our upcoming cooking class, and then finally the day arrived. We enjoyed wonderful conversation as she took us to the market and showed us around as we picked out ingredients for preparing our lunch. Then we all learned valuable cutting and other food preparation techniques as we each were put in charge of one dish to prepare for our luncheon feast. She graciously amended the menu to our wishlist, and expertly coached and assisted us as we chopped, minced, sauteed, folded and simmered our way to deliciousness. We were at all levels of experience, but she helped us all succeed in our tasks as well as learn new skills and the basics of Tuscan cooking. Her warmth and knowledge was exactly what we were hoping for, and we had a wonderful day, a wonderful meal, and made a wonderful new friend in Tuscany!
Written September 24, 2019
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dconf2
Randolph, NJ13 contributions
Cooking in Tuscany
Sep 2019 • Couples
Three couples from NJ just finished our cooking lesson with Ulrike. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end and a highlight of our trip to Tuscany. It was fun and informative and we came away with cooking tips and the history of Tuscan food. Ulrike is a gem! This is an unforgettable experience and highly recommend.
Written September 23, 2019
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Austin Jones
3 contributions
Private Cooking Masterclass
Sep 2019
Upon my arrival to Ulrike's beautiful property, she informed me that we would actually be a part of a masterclass. This meant that she would be inviting guests over for dinner who would be judging our skills. We wasted no time getting to the garden to pick several varieties of fresh tomatoes and basil and had the opportunity to sample strawberry grapes. Inside we started dicing the tomatoes and other vegetables for the sauce we made from scratch. During this time Ulrike showed me how to knead the dough for pasta. I was a slow learner to say the least but I finally got it down to a science. We also had lemon chicken and made some amazing tiramasu. When the time came for dinner, she ended up with 14 heads to feed instead of the 8 we planned for originally. I will admit that we did leave hungry, but it was a truly amazing experience to share a meal that we cooked with people from all over the world. Ulrike made it very clear that she wanted to be there as a guide or coach, we followed her instructions and made the meal almost entirely ourselves. She was definitely strict, but expected a high level of performance. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
Written September 21, 2019
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Cat
Edinburgh, UK25 contributions
Amazing experience with an amazing woman
Jul 2019 • Couples
Myself and my husband took this cooking class as part of our 2 week holiday in Tuscany and it was certainly one of the highlights of our whole time there. We communicated with Ulrike via email before our trip and she was great, taking into account the fact that I don't eat meat. The location is fantastic, just outside of Castellina in Chianti by about 5 minutes by car, in a beautiful setting. Ulrike is a lovely, funny and incredibly intelligent woman with a wealth of knowledge about cooking. We made so much delicious food, whilst having good conversations and learning a lot. We then had so much to eat afterwards, as well as some to take away for lunch the following day! Come hungry! Don't look any further for a fantastic Tuscan cooking experience!
Written July 21, 2019
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TravelBug903
New York City, NY15 contributions
Fantastic cooking class - highly recommend
May 2019 • Friends
Two friends and I booked a private cooking class with Ulrike. The experience was fantastic from start to finish. Ulrike was very responsive via email helping us come up with a menu that would work for our dietary restrictions (homemade pasta with meat sauce, lemon chicken, jam crostata). She was incredibly kind and welcoming (made a cup of coffee for one of my friends when we arrived). The class was very hands on and Ulrike is a great teacher - informative and funny. The food was absolutely delicious. Thank you Ulrike for such a great day! Highly recommend.
Written July 10, 2019
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Kathleen R
Sewell, NJ2 contributions
Most relaxing vacation
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you enjoy Peace and quite in a beautiful location you need to go to Poderi Val Verde just outside Castellina in Chianti you need to stay here! This was my first trip to Italy and I knew that I wanted most to be in Tuscony. This is the perfect location, you have the authentic feel of a Tuscan home. It is also a working farm and the owner Ulrike is so warm and welcoming, you will feel you are home. Beside being able to have fresh eggs( if you want to cook) and a wonderful welcome dinner with all the residence, you can also attend cooking classes and there is an archery range if you would like to try your hand, or you could just sit by the pool and enjoy the breeze as it comes down into the valley. You are only 40 minutes either way to Florence and Seina, easy drive. The small towns and wineries in the area were magnificient. I would love to go back someday just to sit on the patio and listen to the goats and the different birds in the area with a lovely glass of wine!!
Written June 21, 2019
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Jo F
Brentwood, TN24 contributions
Wonderful Cooking Class
Jun 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed learning how to cook authentic Tuscan food in Ulrike's kitchen. It was a hands-on class where we fully participated in making the meal, and the evening ended with us eating the delicious dinner. I can't wait to make the tirimisu.
Written June 9, 2019
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Lindsay D
3 contributions
Highlight of trip, authentic cooking lesson with “mamma”
Apr 2019 • Family
What an incredible find!! My mom and I took this cooking lesson on our last day together in Italy, and it was the absolute highlight of the trip for me. The location on Ulrike’s beautiful property in Chianti is picturesque and feels like it’s out of a movie, with the lesson in her home kitchen. Ulrike and her son were warm and welcoming, making my mom and I feel right at home. She guided us through four dishes — eggplant & red pepper pate, fusilli with sausage, lemon chicken, and tiramisu — all of which were not only delicious and authentic, but taught in a way that we can make them at home (and I definitely plan to!). Ulrike was experienced, patient, and attentive, providing all sorts of helpful tips and knowledge about local cooking traditions throughout. Overall, the experience felt more like cooking with my Italian “mamma” than your average class. And did I mention how incredible the food tasted? I can not recommend this enough!
Written April 26, 2019
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