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San Gimignano: Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

1. San Gimignano: Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

Come to San Gimignano to learn from Italian chefs the secrets to authentic Tuscan cuisine. Discover the preparations for a simple and delicious Tuscan recipe which includes cultivating only the freshest ingredients including homemade pasta, incredible sauces, meats, and desserts. In the general cooking class, you will learn step by step how to properly cut, braise, boil, cook, and roast a complete Tuscan meal in a fun environment while creating unforgettable dishes. During the cooking and the meal, laugh and have fun bonding with others over food and wine, including locally sourced meats, fresh homemade pastas, hand-picked vegetables, and plenty of baked bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Become a part of the Tuscan family, and learn the secrets of the Italian culinary tradition.

Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

2. Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

Make your way to the venue for your cooking class, in the city center of San Gimignano. Embark on an incredible, educational, and fun culinary experience for the whole family. Learn how to cook traditional, authentic dishes, that truly represent the culture of Italy. Enjoy a family friendly day, where the children, teenagers, and adults can all participate and work together. Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, to make a range of starters, homemade pasta and different sauces. Finish your day by making the famous Italian dessert, tiramisu with seasonal fruits. Bring your newfound discoveries home with you, as you memorize the special recipes you cook from. 

From Florence: Pasta Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

3. From Florence: Pasta Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the staff in the welcome center then go for a short walking tour of the historic property. Then you will begin your unique pasta cooking class where you will learn how to make authentic Italian pasta with a seasoned professional in a relaxed and respectful environment.  Here you learn to cut, braise, boil, cook and roast a complete Tuscan meal with great pleasure and fun creating unforgettable dishes in the kitchen. Then enjoy your handmade pasta and enjoy wine, locally sourced meats, fresh products of our vegetable garden and plenty of fresh bread with extra virgin olive oil. Discover the secrets of pasta making and enjoy Tuscan culture and cuisine. 

Tuscany: 2-Hour Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

4. Tuscany: 2-Hour Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

Choose from a midday or evening class and meet your chef at the designated winery. Head into the kitchen and set about learning to make home-made pasta. Learn to knead, cut, roll, and fill ravioli, and how to mix, cut, and form dumplings, noodles, and other varieties. The chefs’ recipes you follow are based on freshness, high-quality local ingredients, Italian traditions, and in-depth experience. Then, enjoy three varieties of pasta dish for lunch or dinner, including tortellini, ravioli, and carbonara. After your cooking class, enjoy a tastings of 15 of the estate’s products, including new-release and vintage wines, olive oils, and balsamic vinegar. Sample menu: • Appetizer: Tuscan crostini, tomato crostini, sausage crostini • Main course: the three types of pasta you have prepared, together with their sauces • Dessert: cantuccini biscuits with dessert wine

From Florence: Pizza Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

5. From Florence: Pizza Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

After departing from the meeting point in Florence you will travel to a winery in San Gimignano. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the staff and enjoy a short walking tour of the property.  When it comes to pizza, the possibilities are endless. Not only are there an infinite variety of pizza topping combinations, but there is also a plethora of ingredients you can choose from when making your pizza.  Learn the intricate process of preparing pizza as you create your own putting your own unique spin on it. Then enjoy the pizza you created pairing it with local wine and various local products. 

Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

6. Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

Try your hand in a Tuscan kitchen with this pasta making class near San Gimignano. Learn how to make three different types of pastas and a sweet serving of Italian dessert with the help of an experienced chef. Enjoy a relaxed environment as you learn the traditional method of making pasta with a rolling pin, before mastering the modern technique by machine. Blend eggs, flour and other essential ingredients, and try hand crafting three types of pastas and sauces with help from the chef when needed. To complete your culinary know-how, learn how to make authentic Italian ice cream.  Afterwards, take a seat at the table for lunch and enjoy the dishes you've prepared. Toast your fellow cooks with some local red wine. Then, experience a wine tasting with Tuscan foods and oils. More than 10 wines and oils will allow you to really experience an Italian kitchen!  

Poggibonsi: Pizza & Ice Cream Cooking Class with Wine

7. Poggibonsi: Pizza & Ice Cream Cooking Class with Wine

Experience the joy of freshly baked Italian pizza and delicious gelato with a 2-hour expert-led cooking class near San Gimignano. Listen to the history behind one of the world's best loved foods and the techniques to make the perfect pizza base, tasty homemade tomato sauce and fresh fruit gelato. Sit down to indulge in your creations with your fellow chefs, accompanied by a tasting of Tuscan wines and olive oils. After Pizza it’s time for Gelato, the chef will tell you why gelato remains Italy’s favorite dessert while giving an insight to the ‘gelato culture’ that continues to grow. Through a demonstration, you will get to know the basic raw ingredients, how to select the best products available and enjoy tasting of some of the flavors used in gelato making.

San Gimignano: Truffle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

8. San Gimignano: Truffle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

Discover the secrets of preparing authentic Tuscan cuisine from an expert, Italian chef.  Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, as you cook homemade pasta and a variety of specialty sauces, meat dishes and desserts. Handpick your chosen ingredients, from a garden located in the grounds of the winery. Learn a step by step method to efficiently cut, braise and boil your chosen ingredients, to cook and roast the perfect Tuscan meal. Bond with your friends and family over high quality, traditional Italian food and wine. Create unforgettable dishes in a relaxed, fun environment. Indulge yourself with plenty of baked bread, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. 

San Gimignano: 2-Hour Pizza Master Class & Wine Tasting

9. San Gimignano: 2-Hour Pizza Master Class & Wine Tasting

Join the pizza chef and staff who will welcome you to the kitchen to learn the magical art of making your favorite pizza. Learn how to knead and roll the dough with the help of the chef, ready to put in the oven! Prepare to find out how to make one of the most delicious foods of all time. To make the best pizza to your taste, decorate with as many ingredients as you want! Enjoy the class and taste the estate's wines, including the current release and vintage reserve library: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Cabernet Bartolomeo Riserva I.G.T.Merlot Baldassarre Riserva I.G.T. Syrah Cavaliere Riserva I.G.T.Vernaccia of San Gimignano D.O.C.G.Chianti D.O.C.G.Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.Vino Nobile of Montepulciano D.O.C.G.Red of Montepulciano D.O.C.VinBeato - Dessert WineExtra Virgin Olive Oil Cold PressingWhite Truffle flavored Olive OilPepper Hot Olive OilBalsamic Old Vinegar selected

San Gimignano: Wellness Day

10. San Gimignano: Wellness Day

On this tour, learn to search, recognize, and clean precious truffles like a pro. During the truffle hunt and cooking class, you will learn first hand the techniques of manipulating truffles and making delicious truffle-based dishes. Later, have lunch with the Giachi family, tasting the wines produced by their winery for over 13 generations. Round out the tour by visiting the medieval city of San Gimignano, taking in its history, as well as its best shopping sites. Wellness Day itinerary: • Hotel pickup in the morning • Arrival at the Tenuta Torciano Winery • Visit the winery and the surrounding vineyards • Truffle hunt, complete with a crash course in how to recognize truffles • Cooking Class, where mainly truffle-based dishes will be prepared • Lunch and tasting in the cellar • Visit San Gimignano accompanied by your driver • Hotel drop-off in the evening

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What people are saying about San Gimignano

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Very good experience. We learned to make pizza with wholemeal flour and normal flour 00. So we were able to eat 4 pizzas. We also learned to make artisanal cream ice cream (the one that looks like my vanilla) that we tasted as dessert. Chef Kiko was super nice to us. They revealed some cooking secrets to us. Cooking lessons take place in the restaurant kitchen. With Silvia after the cooking lessons we had wine tasting on the restaurant side. Excellent wines and well presented. At the end a bottle of wine was offered to us which made a nice surprise.

This was a very unique and wonderful cooking and wine experience! Dante was a fabulous teacher, we made 3 dishes: Tuscan summer bruschetta with truffle, pasta with fresh made truffle butter, and a pork in truffle sauce... then the wine tasting consisted of 8 wines, and also accompanied by a meat & cheese platter plus sides.... I loved it!

thank you to valentina for the cooking class in joy and good humor and to finish the beginning of the evening our dear Donat whom we want to congratulate for his knowledge and his welcome thank you again for this unforgettable experience friends of Normandy

The chef and his team were amazing! This was the best experience I have had in Italy. The wine, the food and the olive oil were to die for.

It was amazing. The cooking was fun and entertaining. The wines were great and the service was top notch