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Taste Tuscany

Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
+39 338 921 6205
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Cooking and culture in Tuscany

My wife and I and another couple had a very enjoyable few hours cooking with Lesley and Paola in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne P
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Stoufville, Canada
Excellent cooking class in a Tuscan home

My group did a cooking class with Lesley a few weeks ago and I can report that I have been able to... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Jana L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Cooking Lessons - Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes including home made pasta - under the guidance of experienced Tuscan cooks. A very hands on experience for cooks of all levels. Big choice of menus.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“cooking class” (15 reviews)
“learning how” (4 reviews)
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Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
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+39 338 921 6205
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I and another couple had a very enjoyable few hours cooking with Lesley and Paola in the Tuscan hills. The house is in a tiny little town, but Lesley met us in an easy location in nearby Buonconvento. My wife has several...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

My group did a cooking class with Lesley a few weeks ago and I can report that I have been able to recreate all the recipes at home with success! The instructions from Lesley and her staff were thorough and hands on cooking is a...More

Thank Jana L
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Jana. Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. It was an absolute pleasure working with your group and I haven't forgotten the Limoncello Tiramisù recipe .. will follow soon! Lesley

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We’re a party of four adults and four teenagers. Had an absolutely fantastic day learning to cook authentic Tuscan dishes. Lesley is a fantastic hostess who took us through four courses (soup, pasta, main & dessert). Then we ate our lunch on her terrace with...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

fabulous group. always a pleasure when everyone is enthusiastic! Thanks for the great company! Lesley

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and daughter and I had a great day learning how to cook some traditional Tuscan food with Lesley and Paolo. You meet Lesley and she takes you to her pretty home in Tuscany and you get to choose your menu and then cook,...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Paola and I had a fun time with you and your family. If you ever come back to Tuscany please look us up! Cheers. Lesley

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

My mother and I recently took a cooking class with Lesly and Paola making a goat cheese tart, homemade pici pasta, chicken & prosciutto rolls, and tiramisu. We also had the wonderful wine tasting to accompany it. It was such a lovely day; Lesly was...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience with us. It was a pleasure working with you. Kind regards. Lesley

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Six friends took a fabulous 3-week trip to Tuscany. We all agreed that one of the highlights was this Taste Tuscany cooking class with Lesley and Paola. They were such wonderful teachers. With their expert guidance, we six amateur cooks prepared the foods (including ravioli...More

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you Carol. Always good to have such positive feedback. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your friends. See you next time you're in Tuscany! Best regards. Lesley

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day! Lesley and Theresa seemed like old friends and each step of the cooking process was educational and without pressure. A fun learning experience with some of the greatest food ever! I cannot recommend highly enough!

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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

What a wonderful group to work with! Meeting people is what I love most about this job and groups like this make it all worth while. Thank you so much for taking time to review too. Lesley

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a most wonderful cooking and eating experience with Lesley and Paola. It was a rainy day, and we were cooking in Lesley's cozy home, enjoying the covered deck for our lunch. The meal was extraordinary, as suggested by Lesley since we couldn't decide...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Spent a wonderful day with Leslie and Paola learning about Italian cooking and preparing a fabulous meal far out in the country. Looking forward to preparing all of the recipes though the quality of the ingredients may be difficult to duplicate! Everything was garden fresh,...More

Thank Linda M
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the class. I'm very lucky to have such a great job meeting people like yourselves. A great afternoon was had by all. Best regards. Lesley

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

My daughter and I were able to book a class with Lesley during the last week in March 2017. Leslie was a wonderful companion, welcoming, helpful and stepping in to give us the whys and wherefores for differnt teechniques. Her fellow, Italian cook, Paula, was...More

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ronkron
13 April 2018|
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Response from lesleyerica | Property representative |
Hello Ron. I'd be very happy to help. I can confirm availability for the 9th or 10th May for a class. If you could please contact me directly via the website/email link and I will send you all the information. Kind regards... More
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db_isaac
16 August 2016|
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Response from lesleyerica | Property representative |
Hi. I have a few recommendations with regard to accommodation on my web site but don't get involved with bookings. (I don't have accommodation myself). Of course I will be more than happy to help with the cooking class... More
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