Imagine a unique experience in a historic villa... on a beautiful CHIANTI CLASSICO estate. Deep, red Italian wines; smoky; enticing bruschetta; gourmet, organic, cold pressed olive oils; unspoiled vineyards and centuries-old olive groves. The pure, delicious flavors of Tuscan peasant cooking, vegetables hand-picked from the Tuscan soil every morning, pasta hand-made by your chef. (and you!) During this rustic cooking lesson, you will go through a brief history of Tuscan and Italian cuisine, and experience traditional Tuscan cuisine first-hand in a few hours. The lessons are all “hands-on”. You can expect to work, play and taste - but the main thrill is that you are cooking alongside the chefs, handling ladles, pans, lids and ovens. This lesson teaches us to celebrate the changing sea- sons focused on the finest local produce. Join us in discovering the region’s most distinctive flavors as they arrive fresh from the fields. Nature has given each sea- son a basketful of produce. It is only during the natural growing period that the bounty of the land is at its most tasty and healthy ; gifts at their best! Wine tast- ings in the ancient Villa cellars; the aroma of Italian bread baking in traditional fire-burning stone ovens; meals enjoyed like a true Italian in authentic Tuscan trattorias. These are just some of the exclusive cultural and culinary details you will enjoy being part of this unique experience. An outstanding cooking class in an old world kitchen, with all the authentic instruments to cook, including a beautiful Old Stove. The Experience starts with a full visit of the Villa, its cellars, its beautiful garden and the production of the Olive oil. We start the cooking class with the professional chef who will teach you all the secrets to making a real Tuscan meal. After the class, seat yourself to a table to enjoy the lunch you’ve made. Special warm welcome by a member of the noble family who is still living there.