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“Fantastico! ”

Montese Cooking Experience
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: In a world where frenzy is the rule, we are convinced that great importance must be put on regaining possession of the fleeting moments to restore your energy. What better way to do that than by creating something with your own hands?! We want to share with you what until now have been our secrets: love, which is created with a ladle in your hand, a pot on the stove, a little flour scattered everywhere, and harmony, which eventually finds its peak round the table.The kitchen is for us the Cradle of Love. As we share our secrets, we also want to share our stove!! Join us in our kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience together!We recommend our basic cooking classes to the people who approach for the first time to the Tuscan cooking tradition. To dishes with special flavors which are prepared using only the best local products other than those of our own vegetable garden. You will learn to prepare handmade pasta, ravioli, ribollita and other delicious recipes of our area .. plunging fully into a family atmosphere and into a location of rare beauty.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

No stuffy kitchens. No cookery books and instructions. Just relaxed, open air cooking at its best with great company, views to die for and the wonderful Mauro, the relaxed, charming and witty host. We made bread, pastas, sauces and tiramisu, drank wine and then sat and ate our feast on the terrace with new friends. A truly memorable experience. We all absolutely loved it.

Thank DebbieMWales
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

My husband and I recently took Mauro's pasta making class and it was fantastic!! We had so much fun learning to make pasta, bread, sauce and tiramisu while in the most beautiful Tuscan setting. Mauro was incredibly friendly and encouraging and his pet chicken and dogs added that fun family touch to the whole experience. I'd highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn how to make pasta in a stress free atmosphere.

Thank iheartwine2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Magical evening with breathtaking views. Mauro is a wonderful host and teacher. We shared wine, wonderful food and stories. Everyone left full, happy and knowing they too can create food capable of bringing everyone together. Most highly recommended!!

Thank jodiefaulds
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Chef Mauro is a friendly and excellent host and provided our family (3 couples) with an cooking experience we will never forget. Everyone has a job and if you are idle he will find one for you to do so that you are not left out. The view is captivating in the afternoon as the Sun sets. The creations we made were even more enjoyable when we all sat down to eat. The food we created in class has inspired us to want to make them at home.

Thank Raymond D
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Our group of travelers were staying at a nearby farmhouse. We wanted to take a cooking class and found Montese. We could not have been happier with our selection. From the minute we walked up (after getting lost!!) we were welcomed with open arms. Mauro was fun, engaging, kind, energetic, skilled, laid back, funny, accommodating, in other words the perfect teacher and host. The setting, magnificent!! I would highly recommend this class to anyone that is in the area.

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