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Taste Tuscany

Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
+39 338 921 6205
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Fun & Tasty Adventure in Tuscany

My mother and I recently took a cooking class with Lesly and Paola making a goat cheese tart... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
trishamatth
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Seattle, Washington
A Day to Remember in Tuscany

Six friends took a fabulous 3-week trip to Tuscany. We all agreed that one of the highlights was... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
carolee17
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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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  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

My mother and I recently took a cooking class with Lesly and Paola making a goat cheese tart, homemade pici pasta, chicken & prosciutto rolls, and tiramisu. We also had the wonderful wine tasting to accompany it. It was such a lovely day; Lesly was...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience with us. It was a pleasure working with you. Kind regards. Lesley

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Six friends took a fabulous 3-week trip to Tuscany. We all agreed that one of the highlights was this Taste Tuscany cooking class with Lesley and Paola. They were such wonderful teachers. With their expert guidance, we six amateur cooks prepared the foods (including ravioli...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you Carol. Always good to have such positive feedback. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your friends. See you next time you're in Tuscany! Best regards. Lesley

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day! Lesley and Theresa seemed like old friends and each step of the cooking process was educational and without pressure. A fun learning experience with some of the greatest food ever! I cannot recommend highly enough!

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

What a wonderful group to work with! Meeting people is what I love most about this job and groups like this make it all worth while. Thank you so much for taking time to review too. Lesley

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.

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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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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
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