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Join Cook Eat Discover in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany for an immersive, intimate, and fun journey into the finest and most authentic Italian food. The focus is on personal cooking instruction from an experienced chef and pasta maker, and experiential authentic tours that go behind the scenes at responsible small-scale producers. Come behind the scenes of Italian gastronomy and in a stunning Tuscan backdrop spend time with cooks, winemakers, olive farmers, cheese producers, and much more!
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 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 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 don't currently have a sharing option.
One half of the Cook Eat Discover team, Oli, is an experienced chef and trained pasta maker who will walk you through a carefully selected repertoire of dishes and share the secrets and skills you need to create vibrant and authentic Italian cuisine. These cookery lessons will form part of a varied and exciting itinerary of Italian food experiences, including demos, tours and activities.
Cook Eat Discover are passionate about connecting people with the source of their food, emphasizing the importance of respecting ingredients and the environment that creates them. Cook Eat Discover bespoke tour of the region's producers showcases those who treat food with love and patience, and do things in harmony with nature.
Cook Eat Discover believe in sustainable food and drink production that works in harmony with the environment. They aim to introduce you to producers who not only make magnificent food, but who respect nature, innovate with green energy, and put quality and integrity above profit margins.
They aim to inspire and empower food lovers who are passionate about Italian gastronomy, giving them unique access to the people, stories, and time-honored methods behind the dishes and ingredients.
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 here, 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 all meals apart from one dinner (as part of an allotted free evening). 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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