Tuscan Farmhouse Experience Wine Tasting & Cooking Class
Participate in a Full day Authentic Tuscan Farmhouse experience and lean to cook a traditional Italian 3-course meal using local, seasonal ingredients provided by the farm. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor in a beautiful outdoor setting. Tour the farm and vineyards to learn the operation of Tuscan farm in producing world- class products like wine, olive oil, and honey (you’ll get to taste too!). You will taste local wines with a professional sommelier and learn to identify different grapes and blends as well as differences in soil quality.
Highlights of your day
We start by whisking you away from Rome with pre-purchased, all-inclusive train tickets to Tuscany. Your hosts will meet you at the train station and drive you to their home for a full day of touring and cooking classes.
You’ll be guided through their 40-acres of rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and fig tress and shown the various methods they use to cultivate their award winning olive oils, fruits and wines. Depending on the season might see honey being harvested, or oil being milled.
Now that you’ve seen your ingredients it’s time to put them to use. Enter the kitchen with the farm’s matron (or a professional chef if she happens to be away) and immerse yourself in a full course on Tuscan cooking. You’ll learn a plethora of Italian cooking secrets; like the best ways to eat seasonally, how to make the perfect pasta, the secret to velvety pasta sauce, and marrying flavors to make sure that they are always as rich and fresh as the land that produced them. Together with your guide you’ll prepare a three-course meal including dishes such as pastas, fresh bruschetta, rich Tuscan ragu and traditional tiramisu. Lunch with on your creations in an idyllic outdoor setting. After lunch you will visit the cellar (packed with over 2,500 bottles. The daughter of the owner of the estate is a professional sommelier and will introduce you to the house wine and wine of the region.
From field to table and finally onto your tongue, this Tuscan Farmhouse experience not only brings you the taste of Tuscany, it shows you the knowledge and expertise that go into creating this world-famous cuisine. Your small group of 12 people or fewer will give easy access to your guides who are overjoyed to welcome you into their home and share a slice of their rich culture with you.
**IMPORTANT** Return train transport from Rome to the farmhouse in Tuscany, Cooking class with all ingredients, Tour of the farmhouse estate, Professionally guided wine tasting,Small groups of 12 people or fewer
- Individual Rate: $290.00
- Frequency: 8:30 am Tue & Thurs ( 01Apr – 31 Oct)
- Duration: 10.15 Hr
- Language: English