The secrets of local recipes in the Tuscan cooking classes of Villa Campestri

Tuscan cooking class at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

If you love the dishes of our restaurant L’Olivaia, then you cannot miss the opportunity to attend one of our cooking classes to really learn all the secrets of Tuscan cuisine!

The secrets of Tuscan cuisine

Tuscan cuisine is a so-called “poor” cuisine, made of seasonal, simple and genuine ingredients.

It is a traditional cuisine linked to the products of its territory, which favors vegetables and legumes, alongside excellent meat specialties. All flavored with the exquisite olive oil that has always been produced in this generous land.

On the coast you can also enjoy delicious dishes based on very fresh and expertly cooked fish.

Tuscan cuisine is famous all over the world for some dishes that have made it truly famous, such as:

  • the Florentine steak;
  • tomato soup;
  • Ribollita;
  • the Mugello potato tortelli;
  • the panzanella (also called “pan molle”).

This ancient kitchen, however, has many secrets that are handed down from generation to generation. In fact, each Tuscan town retains its own recipes with small variations compared to the nearby towns.

For this reason, to really learn all the secrets of Tuscan cuisine, it is recommended to participate in a Tuscan cooking course in a location that has preserved its traditions, such as Mugello.

The Tuscan Cooking Classes of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

The cooking classes are held by our Chef who is ready to share with you all his secrets.

You can choose from a short course (one lesson of two hours) or a course of more classes (up to a maximum of five days) to really learn everything there is to know about good Tuscan cuisine. Classes are held in the morning in the beautiful Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, in the heart of Mugello.

Participants have access to our professinal kitchen, where the Chef will explain how to prepare delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients.

The tuscan cooking classes covers every aspect of Tuscan cuisine:

  1. Appetizers: we start from the pie of artichokes and ending with the preparation of mushroom or chicken liver “crostini” and the traditional “bruschetta”.
  1. First course: learn how to make the best fresh pasta to prepare the traditional potato ravioli in Mugello, dumplings, pancakes, ravioli with ricotta and spinach and noodles.
  1. Tuscan sauces: the Chef will teach you to prepare delicious meat sauce and mushrooms, tomato sauce and also how to make a great pesto.
  1. Pizza and Bread: you like pizza? After attending our course you can make it at home, along with bread, cakes and olive oil sandwiches.
  1. Desserts: main topic of our courses is the realization of desserts, especially those typical of the Tuscan tradition, such as “Schiacciata alla Fiorentina”, “cantuccini di Prato”, the “chocolate Zuccotto”, and the Grandma’s Cake.

Come to Mugello to learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine

Our Tuscan cooking classes in Mugello are an excellent opportunity to learn all the secrets of our Chef and to taste the delights prepared by you. Yes, because at the end of each lesson the prepared dishes are tasted by all participants.

If you want to discover a fun way to learn many good recipes with friends, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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