Intimate and immersive Italian gastronomy and cooking retreats in the hills of undiscovered Tuscany, hosted by an experienced chef and pasta maker.

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Oliver Haenlein

Reviews (14)

Joni Samuels

from United States, October 2021

"A life altering experience"

Everything! We received excellent service, facilities and tours. We were made to feel special and our every need was satisfied. The week was well worth the money and I would recommend it to anyone that likes travel, Italy, cooking and learning.

Jennifer Mcnulty

from Brunei, October 2021

"Cook Eat Discover Cooking Classes"

Flo and Oli have created a wonderful week long cooking class where you learn to cook Italian food and learn about the Italian culture through daily excursions. Oli is extremely knowledgable when it come to cooking Italian food and Flo is just the sweetest and a lovely hostess. They do a great job not only teaching cooking lessons but also adding in excursions to the local sights and farms that a typical travel itinerary might not allow time for. I highly recommend this cooking class for those who want to learn Italian cooking and would also like to see beautiful Tuscany!

Hugh Jones

from Cyprus, September 2021

"Fun, informative and creative "

Great locations and activities with focus on biodiversity

Nantha Moodley

from Netherlands, September 2020


This was out of a magical dream and an experience my wife and I will talk about forever. We have traveled to 70 countries and this stands out in our top 3. The location in South Tuscany is medieval and in the country where the air , food and surroundings ooze with freshness. Oli and Flo are amazing foodies and hosts. The program is great with wine tastings, buffalo mozzarella making, honey farms, interesting villages and above all, the fantastic daily cooking classes. Many of my myths around some Italian dishes have been allayed. Delicious outcomes that makes one proud. We actually feel a sense of self actualization after this wonderful experience. Oli and Flo have a rustic kitchen on a small holding that really adds to the ambience.

Julia Hurrell

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Tuscany delight "

From start to finish was an absolutely fabulous experience. Oli and Flo could not do enough. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone on this holiday had an amazing time from the fishing trip to the buffalo and organic rice farms to the organic vineyards. All the people we met where passionate about their products and knowledgeable. I learnt a lot. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

Mark Mckenzie

from United States, October 2019

"Fabulous Foodie Week in the Maremma in Southwest Tuscany"

Everything about what Cook Eat Discover have put together was meticulously planned and every detail accounted for. The instruction was fantastic and the food was amazing. All the trips to farms and vineyards were awesome. After getting home and thinking about the week, I could not think of one thing that I didn't like and could not think of anything that could really be improved.

Diane Cooper

from United States, July 2019

"Best. Trip. Ever."

Incredible hosts, exceptionally well planned, wonderful overall.

Barbara Smith

from United States, June 2019

"Amazing! "

Olie and Flo exceeded my expectations with efficient communications, logistics, organization, food quality, cooking instruction, beautiful settings and gracious hospitality.


from United States, June 2019

"Tuscany gourmet cooking "

Friendly relaxed atmosphere, beautiful scenery, a new surprise everyday, excellent food, great selection of touring

Melissa Asante

from Great Britain, June 2019

"A Very Delicious Honeymoon! "

We booked this trip/experience for our honeymoon and it did not disappoint!

Staying in the beautiful village of Roccatederighi, we experienced a wonderful gastronomical delight. Oli and Flo are the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Oli is an exceptional cook and I really couldn't sing his praises more highly. He is certainly a chef you would want to learn from. Flo's ability to make every setting even more picturesque than the beautiful surroundings is a wonder in itself. The full 7-day itinerary was great and did not leave any time to be bored! Our fellow travellers were a pleasure and even though we were on our honeymoon we enjoyed their company as well as having some time to ourselves. A beautiful place, with wonderful food, an exceptional host and a very talented chef! I could not recommend this highly enough!

Hannah Russell

from United States, May 2019

"Cook Eat discover Experience"

There were numerous touches that went above and beyond, from handmade local soaps and toiletries, to homemade iced teas during excursions. Flo and Oli were incredibly welcoming and hospitable, the cooking courses were well organized and easy to follow without being overly simple, and the food was incredible. I could not have asked for a better experience connecting with local artisanal producers. The setting is a dream.

Johanna Perez

from United States, May 2019

"One of the best vacation I have ever had"

Everything was awesome! From the meeting at the train station to sadly saying goodbye to the wonderful hosts that you can ever have. From the food, the cooking lessons, the peaceful village, the rustic apartment, all the tours and the attentive hosts, everything was delightful. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Thank you so much Oli and Flo for such an unforgettable experience!

Jennifer Morgan

from Great Britain, October 2021

It was a truly once in a lifetime, magical and restorative experience. Oli and Flo are both amazing and so genuinely passionate and knowlegable about the region; its produce, history and the people. They created a warm, relaxed, stylish atmosphere where you felt truly special. In every detail we were thought about in advance and cared for way beyond our expectations. One example was having delicious appetisers and Prosecco whilst watching the sunset overlooking the valley-just stunning! From the excellent teaching, bespoke gifts, to engineering quality gastronomic experiences for much generosity! An incredible experience that Im recommending to everyone I know!