A cooking class: a recreational and social occasion for discovering the gastronomic and cultural roots of an area. The aim is for the “dish” to come alive for visitors who, during their stay in Tuscany, are eager to taste the local cuisine and learn the secrets of the basic recipes. The only requirement for participating in these courses is a love of food, places, and their inhabitants.

Today, more than ever, food has become an art form. Lovers of good food seek traditional flavours and authentic ingredients by following directions found in old recipes. The rhythms of modern life that lead to hurried preparation and the use of pre-prepared products have contaminated most people's taste buds and caused the disappearance of many traditional recipes, even from the most sophisticated menus.

Cooking is first of all culture, conviviality and creativity.

The aim of these cooking courses is to introduce participants to the fascinating world of Tuscan gastronomy so that it can be understood, appreciated and enjoyed. Instructed by competent local cooks, participants will share in the authentic moments of “kitchen life” that lead to the execution of various recipes. These very special cooking lessons, which offer the experience of daily life in a Tuscan farmhouse, are also planned to finish with the pleasure of an excellent homemade meal in front of a good glass of red wine! The course is designed for anyone who is interested in the subject; there are no requirements other than the love and appreciation of good food.

Relais Villa Baldelli offers its guests the chance to attend Tuscan cooking courses. They could last 2/3 hours and they are for a min. of 2 pax to a max. of 6 pax. Cooking classes can be done both for lunch and for dinner, during the classes it will be explained the various aspects of the Italian cuisine and Tuscan particulary. Our guests will execute personally the menu and they will taste it at the end of the lesson.