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4 Days Fresh Pasta Making & Gastronomy Culinary Holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Residence Il Ciliegio, Via Gorizia, 31, 58036 Roccatederighi, Provincia di Grosseto, Italy

Immersive Culinary Holiday in Italy

Join Cook Eat Discover in an intimate and immersive gastronomy and cooking journey in the hills of undiscovered Italy, hosted by an experienced chef and pasta maker. Tuscany is a gastronomical paradise. Get the opportunity to taste and experience at wonderful artisan food and wine producers, as well as learning to cook tasty dishes - memorable foodie experiences that will stay with you forever!

Meet the instructors

Oliver
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Highlights

  • Vineyard visits with tastings
  • Traditional dinner with wine at organic vineyard
  • Gnocchi, risotto, fresh and filled pasta masterclasses
  • Buffalo mozzarella farm and producer tour
  • Seaside organic Tuscan rice farm tour
  • Private cooking instructor
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

You will have the option of either staying in a private or shared apartment of Residence Il Ciliegio. Your accommodation are poolside apartments located at the doorstep of the beautiful medieval village of Roccatederighi, your base for this food adventure, in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma region.

Each apartment is furnished and presented in a traditional yet elegant Tuscan style, with terracotta floors, and wooden beamed ceilings. They are equipped with kitchenette, bathroom with shower, bed linen and towels, independent heating, TV, and Wi-Fi. The apartments have views over the hills, the Maremma valleys, and the charming village of Roccatederighi.

Your accommodation also has a swimming pool (open from June to September), with sunbeds and umbrellas, and an outdoor patio with chairs and tables to enjoy the view from. There is a washer and dryer, and if you choose to drive to the location, there is a private off-road parking. From your apartment, you will be just a few paces away from the magical old town of Roccatederighi, and a range of bars, restaurants, and shops. Your kitchenette will be stocked with great local products for your breakfasts.

Please note that if in case of shared apartment accommodation, you will have a double bed and an extra sofa bed for use. Guests choosing shared apartments are asked to do so with friends, family, or partners to ensure the comfort of the customers - if you are joining on your own, Cook Eat Discover does not currently have a sharing option.

Program

During this four-day holiday, the focus will be on cooking lessons involving fresh artisan pasta and risotto making, and tours of great local sustainable food and wine producers. Included are cooking lessons with your private cooking instructor, Oli, and the use of kitchens, with a focus on the skills and secrets of great fresh pasta and risotto making. Oli, a trained professional pasta maker and chef, will walk you through a wide range of cut pasta (tagliatelle, parpadelle, etc), gnocchi, filled pasta (tortelli, etc), sauces, and everything you need to give you a skill set for a lifetime.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • 16:00 Check in and introduction
  • 17:00 Gnocchi masterclass
  • 19:00 Guided wine tasting and aperitivo at local vineyard with panoramic views
  • 20:00 Four-course feast, including the gnocchi prepared earlier, cooked by your private chef under the villa’s pergola

Day 2

  • 09:30 Buffalo mozzarella farm and producer tour and tasting brunch
  • 12:00 Seaside organic Tuscan rice farm tour
  • 17:00 Aperitivo and risotto masterclass - you will learn to make perfect risotto with the rice you picked up that morning!
  • 20:00 Dinner of the dishes made in the class, set in the square of our medieval village, plus extra treats prepared by your private chef

Day 3

  • 11:00 Fresh pasta workshop - learning to make cut fresh pasta like tagliatelle, and shapes like farfalle and garganelli
  • 12:00 Lunch of your handmade pasta!
  • 19:00 Four-course traditional dinner at local, organic family vineyard, with wine matching for all courses

Day 4

  • 10:00 Filled pasta workshop. Using your new pasta skills to create advanced filled pastas like tortelli, ravioli, and 'plin'
  • 12:00 Farewell lunch including the filled pasta created in your lesson
  • 14:30 Check-out

Please note that itineraries are subject to change due to weather, availability, etc.

Included excursions

  • Buffalo mozzarella farm and producer tour and tasting brunch
  • Guided wine tasting and meal at local organic vineyards
  • Seaside organic Tuscan rice farm tour

Instructors

Oliver Haenlein

Location

This culinary holiday will take place in Tuscany, Italy. The Maremma is the southern most coastal region of Tuscany. While the likes of Siena and Florence are easily accessible from the Maremma, it's a hidden gem that's relatively undiscovered compared to the well beaten tourist trails of central Tuscany.

Its incredible natural beauty and medieval hill villages provide an untouched and authentic land perfect for food exploration. Things are done the old ways there, and you will find some of the finest food in the country. Cook Eat Discover is based in the beautiful village of Roccatederighi, which is carved into the rocks over 500 meters above the plains. It teeters impossibly above the flatlands and from up here you can see the islands of Giglio, Elba, or even Corsica on a clear day.

The undisturbed wilds of Maremma produce extremely fine ingredients and dishes. Stuffed pasta, cured meats, honey, wild boar, hearty soups, and chestnuts are some local specialties. The Maremmana cow is famed around the country for its steaks, the freshest fish, and seafood comes out of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea, while the region is also blessed with excellent wine, olive oil, and cheese producers. Tuscany's other famous gastronomic centers are not far away either - the pecorino of Pienza, the Brunello wine of Montalcino, and the Panforte of Siena.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Kitchen
  • Patio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

This culinary holiday includes daily all meals. Breakfast supplies for your private kitchen including locally produced fruit, yogurt, bread, eggs, jams and preserves, cereals, etc. will be provided. Meal include private meals cooked by your private chef Oli, meals produced from cooking classes, meals as part of trips and activities, etc. Wine and selected aperitifs are also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily cooking masterclasses and workshops
  • Private cooking instructor and chef
  • Buffalo mozzarella farm and producer tour and tasting brunch
  • Guided wine tasting and aperitif at local vineyard with panoramic views
  • Seaside organic Tuscan rice farm tour
  • All meals, wine, and aperitivos
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by train

Fast trains get you from Pisa Central to Grosseto in 75 minutes, and around 100 minutes from Rome's main city station. On check-in and check-out days, Cook Eat Discover provides transport between the nearest major train station, Grosseto, and the apartments. Cook Eat Discover will pick you up from/drop you off at Grosseto on check-in/check-out days. At times Cook Eat Discover have to group guests together into collective pick-up times - Cook Eat Discover generally does two separate pick-ups on check-in day.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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This vacation will run with 2 to 8 people in the group, please contact Cook Eat Discover for further information.

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