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Tuscan Cooking Class at Villa Cicolina

Via Provinciale 11, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758620
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Wonderful Experience Hands On Learning

My wife and I had the privilege of cooking with Chef Daniel and Alia. We started with making the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Aland R
Tucson, Arizona
via mobile
Great Food and Skills Learnt

We had a good time during the cooking class. The chef teaching the class was great. He was patient... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Robert K
Vancouver, Canada
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Our cooking courses let you explore Tuscany and its food traditions while taking cooking classes. These fun, hands-on Tuscan cooking classes are taught by Mimmo the Villa Cicolina's chef who introduce you to Tuscan culture and traditions, wineries that has made Tuscany famous in the world. During the class we try to teach our guests the secrets of traditional Tuscan plats: handmade pasta, different sauces, starters and desserts, in order to make them able to transmit to their friends those secrets which made the Tuscan poor cuisine famous all over the world. Your classes will be conducted under the supervision and teaching of Mimmo, the chef of Villa Cicolina, and will be translated in English by a dedicated person. The classes are held in the kitchen of the restaurant and will let you to know the secrets of Tuscan cuisine, and will introduce you to recipes that you will be able to replicate when you return home. Our classes range from groups of 2 people up to 10 and are available in two different options: 1) Two-hours course: it includes the preparation of a starter, first course and dessert and dinner at Villa Cicolina restaurant where you will taste the food prepared by you; 2) Three-hours course: it includes the preparation of a starter, first course, second course and dessert and dinner at Villa Cicolina restaurant where you will taste the food prepared by you. During the course glasses of wine will be offered as an apron will be given as a souvenir.
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Via Provinciale 11, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758620
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the privilege of cooking with Chef Daniel and Alia. We started with making the local pici pasta which is made differently than other pastas and the thick round noodles were, surprisingly, hand rolled. We then proceeded to make the starter,...More

1  Thank Aland R
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a good time during the cooking class. The chef teaching the class was great. He was patient and encouraging with us while teaching us to cook many amazing things. There was some pressure in that the food we were cooking was to be...More

2  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The grounds of this property are STUNNING and the class provided us a chance to experience the beauty of the location. A few things that I wish I'd know in advance, as this was our first cooking class: 1) We were expected to cook for...More

2  Thank Dana B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The cooking itself was interesting. Three hours flew by. It was impressive, for instance, to realize how much olive oil is used in preparation. Maybe that's why this dinner we prepared turned out to be the tastiest we had during our whole week in Tuscany....More

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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We took the cooking class at this wonderful villa this month in Tuscany. What a wonderful experience! There were four of us taking the class and we made four courses. In addition to this, while it wasn't on the menu, they also showed us how...More

3  Thank TravelBecky
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We signed up for the cooking class with Chef Mimo and Alijah who was the assistant and the translator. The class was a lot of fun, and Alijah was extremely kind, patient and helpful, making for a wonderful experience. Chef Mimo was very thorough explaining...More

3  Thank Vero_PK
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Interested in learning about the delicious foods of this region, my husband and I booked a cooking class with Chef Mimmo and Assistant Chef/interpreter Alijah. What a wonderful experience! It was so fun and yet we learned some special secrets as well. We prepared food...More

2  Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Tuscany where we stayed in Montepulciano for three nights. We decided to do something different, take a cooking class. Arranging the class via email was straightforward. We selected the three-hour four course class for 100...More

2  Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 January 2015

On my wife's bucket list there is a line that says - cooking lessons in tuscany. Well, thanks to the folks at Villa Cicolina, Mimmo and his lovely translator, we were able to check this one off the list in style. We were greeted there,...More

2  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 4 May 2014

My husband and I had the best 4 hours of our trip toTuscany at Villa Cicolina with Chef Mimmo and our interpreter, Alijah. The atmosphere was fabulous, instruction was perfect and the food was amazing. We laughed so much and learned a great deal. We...More

3  Thank Brynnt
villacicolina, Manager at Tuscan Cooking Class at Villa Cicolina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback and for sharing it with all TA community. We appreciate you enjoyed very much the our cooking class in Montepulciano. We hope to seeing you soon. Villa Cicolina cooking school

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27 May 2017|
Response from villacicolina | Property representative |
We have availability on the 1st and on the 2nd, we accept maximum 4 people per day. Best regards Sayed Villa Cicolina
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