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Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

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Siena, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get an authentic taste of northern Italy on this 4-hour cooking class in Siena. Led by a local chef, learn how to craft a delicious spread of Tuscan favorites, including bruschetta, crostini and pici, thick, hand-rolled pasta originating in Siena. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor as you savor your creations with your group and a glass of vino. Group size is reserved to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • 4-hour Tuscan cooking class in Siena
  • Hear Italian cooking tips from your host, a professional local chef
  • Prepare an antipasto meal of classic Italian snacks like bruschetta and crostini
  • Mix, knead, roll and cut your own Tuscan pici pasta
  • Sit down to eat your feast at the end of your cooking class
  • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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Starter
Bruschetta
Fresh tomatoes with Basil on Tuscan bread with Extravirgin Olive Oil.
Main
Fresh Hand Made Pasta
Depending on Chef fantasy, you'll create Fresh hand made pasta. This could be, ravioli, tagliatelle, short pasta and much more.
Pasta sauce
The sauce for the Pasta changes every time depending on the type of pasta created. Could be ragu, tomato, cheese and sage sauce and much more
Dessert
Typical Dessert
Prepare a fresh dessert like, tiramisù.
Transportation from central Siena to cooking location in nearby countryside
3-course lunch based on what you have prepared with drinks included
All necessary ingredients
Professional chef as your host
Recipe to take home
Glass of wine
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza Gramsci, 53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your culinary adventure in central Siena, where you’ll join up with your guide and head to a private kitchen.

Siena's countryside is abundant with olive groves, grapevines and sage and rosemary bushes, all which contribute to its culinary success. Using these local ingredients, learn how to first prepare the antipasti, or starters. Under the tutorial of your chef, put together plates of toasted crostini as well as the toppings for bruschetta, bread topped with juicy tomatoes, olive oil and basil.

Afterward, try your hand at Tuscan pici, a thick pasta hailing from Siena. Mix and knead your dough before cutting it into doughy strands, topped off with a sauce.

Then, say ‘Buon appetito!’ as you sit down to eat your dishes with your group. Your chef will select a top Tuscan wine to pair with your meal.

Appetites sated, depart with a recipe card so that you can recreate a taste of Tuscany back home.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cooking lesson operates with small groups
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour And Travel Services SA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena.

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Cooking in Siena
Wander17729510379
, Oct 2019
Absolutely amazing Simone was fantastic.. bruschetta, ravioli(stuffed with spinach and ricotta, and mmmmm. Tiramisu..amazing experience in the countryside so friendly and welcoming thank you
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thompsj
, Oct 2019
Eight of us travelled to Simon's farm where we prepared pasta, drank wine, made tiramisu, drank wine, ate lunch, drank limoncello and espresso and more wine. We had a lovely time getting to know the other guests and Simon ( and Nello, the dog).
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Cooking class in Siena
Freedom825901
, Oct 2018
Fantastic! Our hosts were wonderful and we made some fun friends from Belgium! Would definitely do it again!
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I would not recommend this tour. We...
Greg S
, Aug 2018
I would not recommend this tour. We were the only two people in this class. I thought we were going to be in a Tuscany home. Instead, we were in a store in the back where the kitchen is located. The food was good. However, the experience was not. We did not get any recipes.
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Siena cooking class
kjbailey2018
, Jul 2018
There were several issues with this tour and I have been trying to find a way to get in contact with Viatour to request a refund. I’m still in Italy and am basically running around in circles. I’m not too pleased at this point as they say they don’t have my email on file and yet they have sent me numerous emails for other tours in Italy and this rate and review email for this particular cooking class. If someone at Viatour reads this I would appreciate an email to help me request a refund.
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Our chef, Simone, was very friendly...
Gaunt
, Nov 2017
Our chef, Simone, was very friendly and helpful. The food we made was quite simple, but delicious. The only problem was that the start time was not changed when daylight saving commenced, and hence it was dark as we were driven along the Chianti trail about 20 minutes out of Siena. We missed the spectular scenery. Otherwise, a great experience.
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Disappointing except for the...
Deborah P
, Oct 2017
Disappointing except for the excellent chef who taught us. The class was not in Siena but a 30 minute drive outside of Siena at what looked to be a nice hotel. However, we were led around a back way to a yard where the chef welcomed us and took us to a dingy kitchen for the class. The kitchen was all stainless steel and not particularly clean. There was one dirty bathroom for the use of the 10 people in the class and the chef had to find some thin paper towels to use as tissue. The chef had come in from Florence for the class and made the most of the tools available but had trouble finding what he needed at times. Still he was charming, funny, and very instructive. We learned how to make ragu sauce, tiramisu, and of course home made noodles. It really was fun. Then the chef allotted the food to the 10 of us and we were led outside to unset tables that were in the dark to eat. It was 17C since it was night. We grabbed flatware from around the kitchen and I grabbed some napkins I found under a counter for the group. There was no water or wine. The chef found some water glasses and a bottle of prosecco which he apologetically poured for the 10 of us. Then he went back to the kitchen to clean up. We ate quickly since it was so cold and our food was cooling fast. The chef then ran out happily with another bottle of prosecco he has found and gave us all another glass. The group was full of 'good sports' who laughed a lot and made the whole affair fun. The food we made was really tasty in our view and we agreed we learned a lot. Before we were put on the bus the chef let told us we had permission to use the bathroom of the restaurant connected with the hotel - much nicer warmer and cleaner that the one in the bathroom. All told, this was not as advertised and over-priced for what we got but they bussed in a really entertaining and competent chef and we all had fun and learned something.
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We loved every minute of it! I will...
momrish
, Oct 2017
We loved every minute of it! I will definitely be making both the fresh pasta could not believe how easy it was as well as the ragu sauce. Simone our chef was a wonderful host and really helped our technique.
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This cooking class was one of our...
Jenna B
, Sep 2017
This cooking class was one of our favorites in Italy! My husband and I took the cooking class with Simon in late-August 2017. We were picked up by a driver at the designated meeting spot on-time and driven to the site of the cooking class. There were 5 people total in this class. When we arrive Simon greeted us warmly and set everyone up with a cooking station and glass of wine! During our class we learned how to make pasta, brushetta, and tiramisu. My husband and I are beginners in terms of skill, and we felt this class was well-suited for our skill level. Simon was very hands on and described in detail everything we needed to know. After we finished cooking Simon lead us to the courtyard where a beautiful table was set for those in the class to enjoy our meal. It was a picture-perfect evening with great food and great company. We highly recommend this class for beginning-level chefs! We had an excellent evening and was sad when it was time for it to end.
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excellent experience! great time with...
Enrique A
, Sep 2017
excellent experience! great time with the chefs as well as with other participants
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