"Kitchen has always been the fulcrum of this home, where my family is living since more than 7 generations.

I have always been fascinated by my grandmother's ability to prepare for us in the family or for the guests of our farm dishes of the most ancient Tuscan tradition, always with few, simple but precious ingredients.

That cultural heritage was in danger of disappearing: I spent a lot of time cooking with her trying to learn her recipes and secrets.
In the end, I realized that she had given me a bigger gift: I had assimilated her cooking philosophy!

Then, I realized that tradition is not a dusty book but a living thing able also to adapt to new conditions, and even improve.
I studied ingredient's seasonality, their sustainable production systems, new cooking techniques, techniques of tasting: almost without realizing it, in the meantime, I became Chef and finally, also Sommelier.

Since a lot of years, I decided to share this path: a long path that is not yet finished..."


Giacomo's Cooking School is aimed to adults (and children with at least 12 years, except for different agreements), guests staying in Agriturismo,  or external guests.
Arriving with the wish to spend a pleasant day, you'll learn while having fun, in a cosy and friendly familiar atmosphere.
Our guests back home often with new friendships, but always with the awareness and the ability to know how to choose the best ingredients to prepare delicious dishes and  how to match them with the right wines, to amaze family and friends.

We'll start around 10.30 am on our own terrace, with a gorgeous view.
Briefly I'll tell about our organic farm, our vegetable garden, our sustainable production systems: I will start talking about the ingredients because the seasonality and genuineness of the ingredients are the basis of our cooking philosophy.
We'll move inside. Your work stations will be assigned, together with all the necessary to cook together.
Lessons are dynamic, but you'll always actively prepare:

  1. appetizer,
  2. two types of fresh pasta (Pappardelle, Gnocchi or Ravioli)
  3. sauce for their seasoning
  4. dessert (usually, our famous Tiramisù).

During the last preparation you'll enjoy the aperitif, paired with a glass of the first wine selected.
Sitting around our large table, later, you'll enjoy the two kind of pasta just prepared: each, paired with two glasses of different wines.
When you'll finish, I'll show you how to prepare a very tasty second dish: soon you will taste a glass of the last wine selected, paired with one of the most noble Tuscan ingredients: Chianina beef !

The class will ends around 3,30 pm, after the tasting of the dessert,.

Dietary requirements and food allergies: on booking, you must advise about any dietary requirement and/or food allergy.

Number of participants: from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 persons: the reduced number of participants will allow us to devote all our attention to every single class member.

Booking: on booking you will have to pay a confirmation deposit of 50% of the total amount. The balance is to be paid locally on arrival.

Prices: € 140,00 per person.

Cancellation Policy - Cancellation fees will apply as follows:
Cancellation more than 61 days before arrival: no loss
Cancellation from 60 up to 46 days before arrival: 33% of the total amount
Cancellation from 45 up to 26 days before arrival: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation from 25 up to 3 day before arrival: 75% of the total amount
Cancellation from 2 days before arrival, No-show or cancellation after arrival: 100% of the total amount.

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Agriturismo Le Caggiole - Via Provinciale di Montepulciano, 12 - 53045 Montepulciano (SI)

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