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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!
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.
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.
Please note that itineraries are subject to change due to weather, availability, etc.
Oli is an experienced chef and pasta maker and Flo is an events organiser from London. They have combined their skills to try to create immersive, behind the scenes cooking and food adventures for those fascinated by Italian gastronomy. Growing up, Oli spent his summers the Italian Maremma region, and after a range of chef work in the UK, he went on to move to Tuscany to further develop his skills and passion for the region's culinary traditions. He has also trained as a 'sfoglino' or artisan pasta maker, and is excited to share his love for and knowledge of Italian food with you.
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.
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.
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Transfer not provided
Pisa International Airport
Transfer not provided
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.
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