Updated: Mar 31
While you are organizing your trip, ask us about cooking classes in the area. Because the classes are usually kept to a few people, they usually fill up fast during tourist season so reach out in advance for recommendations.
It is the best way to really get a feel for the culture and food scene in Italy. We took a pasta making class with Nonna Ciana near Siena but there are many around the area. Kitchen Lovers in Castiglion Fiorentino is also a great option and their menus go beyond pasta. Castiglion Fiorentino is also a beautiful, 'off the beaten path' medieval town located about 20 minutes from the B&B and perfect for exploring.
Two other great options for cooking classes include an agriturismo near Pienza called Podere Il Casale and one of our favorite wineries between Cortona and Montepulciano called Avignonesi. If you go to their websites, you can find more information on the types of cooking classes they offer and reach out to the owner for availability and pricing. We have experienced the pizza making class at Podere Il Casale and really enjoyed it. While the dough is rising, you will tour the farm, meet the animals, see the cheese making area, and learn more about their environmentally sustainable operations.