Cooking Classes Le Caggiole
"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..."
Cooking Classes Le Caggiole
Giacomo's cooking school
, offers unique Food and Wine Experiences
, aimed to all (adults and lads over 12 y.o. -except different agreements).
You'll arrive wishing to learn and have fun in a pleasant and cheerful family atmosphere.
After meeting new friends, you'll go back with the awareness and ability to know how to compose a complete menu, choosing the best ingredients
to prepare delicious dishes
to pair with the right wines
and amaze family and friends!
All the offered experiences, will begin on the terrace, with a wonderful view over the Tuscan countryside
You are going to meet Giacomo, Chef and Sommelier
of the Agriturismo Le Caggiole
, together with the other guests who will share the experience with you.
After a brief introduction talking abou the family, the Organic Farm
, (with the vegetable garden, and the sustainable production
systems adopted), introducing you to the context of the ancient Podere Le Caggiole
, owned by the family for at least 7 generations
You will immerse yourself in history, in traditions, in the most genuine tastes and flavors, fruit of centuries of culture: Tuscan Food and Wine Style
All the experiences are dynamic and include hands-on cooking trials, cooking show, food tasting, wine tasting and the practical introduction to the art of food-wine pairing
Last but not least important, also the friendly and fun Social Experience
, which you will have with Giacomo and the other classmates!
are organized for a maximum of 8 people; the Lunch experience
, just in the winter and for groups of 10-20 people.
We have fixed these small numbers to be able to effectively dedicate the necessary attention to individual participants.
For single guests
: if you are traveling on your own, please contact us before booking: to optimize your experience we will be happy to welcome you into an already scheduled small group.
You can also book a Private experience
, reserving it exclusively for a "Family group" or group of Friends: ask to Giacomo about this opportunity!
Dietary requirements and food allergies
In the event of any intolerances, allergies and/or specific food preferences
, it is necessary to contact Giacomo before booking
, to verify the possibility of variations on the fixed menu.
Cancellation fees will apply as follow:
- Cancellation made until 24 hours prior
the start of the booked experience: no penalty
(Anyway, a deductible of 10% will be retained for bank charges, transaction and registration fees).
- Cancellation from 24 hours
before the start of the booked experience, no-show or early departure: 100% of the total amount.
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