COOKING AND CUISINE TOURS
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.
In an informal and inspiring setting under the guidance of renowned chefs, these cookery courses will immerse you in regions
known for their outstanding beauty, culture and serious dedication to producing the finest food.
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.
Provence cooking school
Weekend or week-long private course
Located in the heart of Provence, our chef offers a range of cooking classes that highlight seasonal and fresh ingredients, sourced from the local village market, speciality shop or surrounding fields & forest. Teaming her Venetian flair and passion for all things Provençal, you will be inspired with a selection of imaginative recipes and hands-on lessons to learn the skills and techniques to reproduce yourself….
and at the end of each day/session a relaxing meal of the delectable dishes you have produced, paired with the perfect wine.
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Short class options
Foraging – a Spring tradition, when Provence offers a melange of wild ‘ready-to-pick’ herbs, at a time when there is very little in the vege garden…. the magical natural supermarket.
Cook like a local – a custom designed class with local seasonal ingredients, sourced from the local village market, fields or vege garden.
Truffles – A special afternoon class & dinner. Discover secret truffle recipes and flavourful dishes to incorporate in an evening menu.
Table d’hote – Join our table for a delightful communal dining experience, set in the warmth and hospitality of our chef’s home.
Venice and the Veneto
Sept 2021 - Dates to be confirmed
Venice is best known as a city of monuments and canals... and on this tour we also explore beyond this beautiful and mysterious city, to the Veneto ... the surrounding lands that make this region so unique!
Magnificent palaces, villas, art & of course, the cuisine.
Guided by our wonderful local chef who will share her love for her beautiful homeland, and together with two photographic colleagues, with introduce you to an authentic Venice and Veneto often bypassed.
Piedmont and Coastal Liguria
Slow food and authentic village life
The Piedmont region is renowned for its gastronomy sophistication and the slow food movement….famous wines, delicious cheeses, truffles and nuts, set in a stunning rolling landscape. And the Liguria region with its quaint hillside villages and colourful seaside ports…. a combination that encompasses the best of the Italy – authentic lifestyle, delicious cuisine & spectacular scenery.
Veneto Cookery course
Hands-on cookery courses using the rich and diverse seasonal produce for which this region is renowned…. ricotta tortelloni with burnt walnut pesto and roast guinea fowl with salsa peverada just two of the dishes.
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 €4500 per person, twin share
Puglia Cookery course
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 €4500 per person, twin share
Tuscany - Cuisine, cellars and Chianti
3 day/2 night tour - regular departures
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
Truffles, Barolo and Barbaresco
Monthly departures - May to October
This Piedmont culinary discovery will introduce you to delicious truffle infused cuisine, paired with the finest Italian wines, set in a backdrop of rolling plains, mountainous green hills and the Italian Alps.
Wine appreciation with 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.