Experiencing the food we love

Through a regions’ local food and cuisine, you can discover many of its traditions, and understand its true character, culture and history.

From a leisurely weekend cooking break in Provence, to a gastro-cultural stroll through the elegant neighbourhoods of Rome, or Florence morning market with tastings of top-quality wine, cheese, meats and sweets from local purveyors, to a full week long cooking course. Explore some of the world’s finest cuisine with hands-on cooking classes by locally renowned or Michelin starred chefs.

Umbrian Appetites

Commence Sunday - 26 May, 30 June, 8 & 29 Sept 2019

Foraging and cooking – Italian style! 
Local cooking classes based on recipes rooted in ancient tradition & the finest local produce – a traditional Umbrian farmhouse kitchen, a family-run village restaurant and a 5 star villa with your teacher – a Contessa – makes for varied and delightful cooking lessons.

From €2100 per person, twin share

Veneto Cookery course

Commence Sunday - 26th May, 2nd & 9th June and 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September 2019

Hands-on cookery courses using the rich and diverse seasonal produce for which Italy is renowned. 
The itinerary is carefully designed to create the right balance between cooking, eating, trips, tours and tastings, while also leaving room for relaxation and exploring this beautiful region, including Venice.

From €3950 per person, twin share

Sicily - Cuisine, cooking and countryside

19th September to 3rd October 2019

An exciting opportunity to combine a love of good food and wine with a passion for travel – a holiday-with-a-difference in the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily. Escorted by Rosa Mitchell – owner of the renowned successful Sicilian –  Rosa’s Canteen in Melbourne – and her husband Colin.

From AUD9300 per person, twin share

Puglia Cookery course

19th May and 15th & 22nd September 2019

Surrounded by centuries-old olive groves, a beautifully restored traditional masseria is the perfect setting for this outstanding culinary experience.
Mozzarella making,  cheese tasting of locally produced ricotta forte, caciotta and scamorza, meander Baroque jewel of Lecce before lunch of exquisite regional specialities…just to name a few of the delights in store during your week in the heel of Italy.

From €3950 per person, twin share

Tuscany - Cuisine, cellars and Chianti

3 day/2 night tour - regular departures

Tuscany – a landscape of cultural richness, art, long-standing heritage and gorgeous views, which only adds to this captivating experience when you sample the luscious food and sublime wines of this outstanding region.
Guided visit with tastings for Florence Farmers’ market,
Small-group Cooking Class led by a charismatic chef,
Wine-pairing lunch at a boutique winery…just some of the tour highlights.

From €850 per person, twin share

Piedmonte - Truffles, Barolo & Barbaresco

Monthly departures - June to October 2019 - 5 night luxury tour

Delicious truffle infused cuisine, paired with the finest wines set in a backdrop of rolling plains, mountainous green hills and the Italian Alps. 
Partake in a  wine appreciation from a master sommelier; experience the thrill of a truffle hunt; visit an aged cheese producer; shop at a local market and partake in a cooking class; and delight in the cuisine of a Michelin star restaurant.

From AUD4400 per person, twin share