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Good Tastes of Tuscany - Day Classes

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Address: Via Livornese 334, 50055, Lastra a Signa, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 335 689 8344
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cooking Classes in Tuscany - Wine Tastings in Tuscany - Excursions &...

Cooking Classes in Tuscany - Wine Tastings in Tuscany - Excursions & Tours in Tuscany and beyond - Villa Rentals & Accommodations - Gastronomic Excursions - Hands-on Single-day Tuscan Cooking Classes - 7-Day Gastronomical Adventures - Tuscan Weddings & Events - Market Tours - Cheese & Olive Oil Tastings - Truffle Hunting. Good Tastes of Tuscany is a Cooking school in Italy near Florence that offers hands-on Cooking Classes in Tuscany. Enjoy a rewarding day or 2 or a week in the unique spacious kitchen of the Renaissance masterpiece in Villa Pandolfini with hands on cooking lessons with one of our qualified Italian chefs who will teach you all the tricks and techniques of the Authentic Tuscan cuisine... We offer a shuttle from Florence center. Your accommodations will be on a wine and olive estate close to Florence in the amazingly beautiful Villa Pandolfini.

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US$173.55*
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A First Taste of Tuscany
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US$2,711.79*
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7 Day Gastronomical Tuscan Cooking Adventure
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US$206.10*
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Italian Cooking Experience in Florence

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Beautiful scenery and fantastic classes

I attended the month-long certificate masters class and it was absolutely amazing. We got to work with amazing chefs, learn tricks of modern kitchens (no stirring the risotto... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I attended the month-long certificate masters class and it was absolutely amazing. We got to work with amazing chefs, learn tricks of modern kitchens (no stirring the risotto constantly!) and eat amazing food! The villa was absolutely gorgeous and our hosts were gracious and attentive. A wonderful experience that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic taste of Italy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Be prepared to get messy and have a great time. This day class was so much fun, Maurizio our chef/teacher was a blast and what a cook!!! The class is as much hands on as you desire and if you decide to do hands on then you are going to have fun as the day simply wisks by with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a recent graduate of culinary school and worked as a sous chef in a gourmet restaurant in NC and decided to take the month long master course to further my education. This was absolutely the best experience of my life and everything in the course exceeded all expectations. The first thing I need to address is the wonderful hospitality... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I attended the classes this September and had enjoyed it. I learned lots of cooking secrets from the chefs that were really profesional. The amosphere was great. It is a great place to learn something new, meet people and relax. I will come back for sure. I recomend it to everyone! You won't regret it!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I wanted instruction for someone like me who is both familiar and practiced with Northern Italian cuisine so the Academia's Certificate Master Program seemed well suited. The instruction I received from 4 different chefs over two weeks (50 hours in the kitchen), was excellent. Each approached the food with individuality yet shared appreciation and skill. The class size enabled instruction,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

What a joy and privilege it was to take the 2-week professional-level course at the marvelous Villa Pandolfini in Lastra a Signa. I'm a professional chef (Executive Chef) at a Forbes 5-star Resort and I wanted to learn REAL Italian cooking from REAL, WORKING Italian chefs and I was rewarded with EXACTLY this. First, the experience: Massimo, the owner, along... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The class was okay and nothing bad about it, but I will outline the things that could have made it better and why I personally would elect a different class next time. It is probably 3 star but I gave 2 because for the cost I expect more. 1) the chef didn't have beer personality and wasn't an involved host.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We decided to truly take a class where we could prepare a gluten free Tuscan meal with true professional guidance, and we are so glad we chose this class. We met in a meeting spot in Florence to hop in a van to Villa Pandolfini where in a truly Tuscan rustic kitchen we three prepared our meal along with two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good Taste of Tuscany or Accademia Italiana di Cucina Pandolfini is the only place for the lover of Tuscan food and a person wanting to learn to cook from the best chefs. I was lucky enough to experience the 7 day intensive program and it was wonderful. The team of chefs are brilliant and patient, the farmhouse I stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic! We had a great day and food was amazing! Great experience and we will be back 👍 best experience and glad we did it! We will be back!

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