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Taste Tuscany

Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
+39 338 921 6205
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Cooking and Eating in Montalcino

We had a most wonderful cooking and eating experience with Lesley and Paola. It was a rainy day... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
San Jose, California
A highlight of our trip to Italy

Spent a wonderful day with Leslie and Paola learning about Italian cooking and preparing a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Linda M
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Cooking Lessons - Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes including home made pasta - under the guidance of experienced Tuscan cooks. A very hands on experience for cooks of all levels. Big choice of menus.
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Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
+39 338 921 6205
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a most wonderful cooking and eating experience with Lesley and Paola. It was a rainy day, and we were cooking in Lesley's cozy home, enjoying the covered deck for our lunch. The meal was extraordinary, as suggested by Lesley since we couldn't decide...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Spent a wonderful day with Leslie and Paola learning about Italian cooking and preparing a fabulous meal far out in the country. Looking forward to preparing all of the recipes though the quality of the ingredients may be difficult to duplicate! Everything was garden fresh,...More

Thank Linda M
lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the class. I'm very lucky to have such a great job meeting people like yourselves. A great afternoon was had by all. Best regards. Lesley

Reviewed 30 June 2017

My daughter and I were able to book a class with Lesley during the last week in March 2017. Leslie was a wonderful companion, welcoming, helpful and stepping in to give us the whys and wherefores for differnt teechniques. Her fellow, Italian cook, Paula, was...More

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Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tuscan cooking school - a must do! Lesley the owner was gracious and charming and designed a custom meal that we selected We made La Ribollita (bean soup), homemade ravioli, filleto incrosta sformatino and torta Della Nonna. Our main chef, Lisanna, was patient and did...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Planning this cooking course as a surprise for my girlfriend, Lesley was very cooperative and responsive when deciding om the menu. This raised my expectations, which Lesley easily more than met. We prepared some delightful, very tasty dishes. In doing so, Lesley and her assistant...More

Thank Jan-Pieter V
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lots of cooking classes are available in Tuscany... I picked this one because I could pick our own menu to learn specific techniques that I'm interested in. And they have small groups - only 4 in our group.

Thank fergusonjlf
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great day cooking our 5 course meal, it can't get any better than being in someone's house with a local preparing the food!! All courses were fantastic but I think our favorite was the onion and goat cheese tart and tiramisu (and...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very charming experience. Lesley and a local cook make the whole class very fun and interesting. All five dishes were very simple but delicious. You finish the class enjoying the dishes with outstanding wines in Lesley's beautiful home. Very satisfied with the dishes, ingredients and...More

Thank ikerbuere
lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. It was super interesting to talk to you both. It's why I love what I do. Thanks. Lesley

Reviewed 12 July 2016

It was a great day, spending time with Lesley and learning how to cook all the delicious meals. After the cooking was finished, we sat outside on the terrace and enjoyed the food, which was paired with the best of wines and just had an...More

Thank Tomash226
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I completed the cooking course with Lesley in her home. It was a lot of fun and Lesley was a pleasure to spend time with chatting as we are our lunch. Wines either lunch were beautifully paired so suggest to upgrade to...More

Thank Rory X Renee M
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16 August 2016|
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Response from lesleyerica | Property representative |
Hi. I have a few recommendations with regard to accommodation on my web site but don't get involved with bookings. (I don't have accommodation myself). Of course I will be more than happy to help with the cooking class... More