Ciao! I am Sandra and I cannot wait to see you in action at my stove!
We always make sure our students learn to cook like authentic passionate Italian cooks. Being focused is the name of the game!
To be authentic means learning the history of our cuisine and use the right traditional tools to re produce the exact dish.
Cooking should be embracing, not intimidating and smiling is part of the experience. Teaching while having fun is what we love the most.
Learn authentic Italian recipes and our traditional cuisine and then share them with your friends and family
Let me introduce our courses
Cooking school in Tuscany - Italy
Our program has a friendly approach that makes guests feel ‘at home’.
We prepare seasonal and locally sourced food that follows the Italian tradition.
Our incredible location
Toscana Saporita was founded in 1994 by Anne Bianchi and Sandra Rosy Lotti. The school occupies the ground floor of a 16th century villa and welcomes students from all over the world. Our students encompass every level from culinary beginners to accomplished chefs who come to study the unique nature of Tuscan Cuisine.
They're talking about us
Bucket List Item, CheckPerry G - Sep 2022
"This is a must for your bucket list. My wife and I totally enjoyed our hands On instruction, demonstrations, the wonderful food we prepared and was prepared for us. All the meals were spot on. The afternoons included sightseeing in the Tuscan region. Absolute a joy to get some of the local flair and sights. The staff and Sandra and Keith are wonderful source of cooking information and insights of the local area, and a delight to be with for the week. We are looking forward to our Advanced Class visit."
Loved every second I spent there.ironman54 - Nov 2022
"Enjoyed every second of my stay there. Loved the cooking and learned so much. The day trips we took were so fun. Loved exploring the little towns we visited. Highlights besides cooking were the truffle hunt and watching how the dogs and trainers work. So much fun!! Also, visiting the balsamic vinegar vineyard and learning about the production and history. The tasting afterwards. So charming and informative. The meals and service were that of a 5 star restaurant. The rooms quaint and comfortable. Sandra and her staff are amazing teachers, hosts and of course friends now. I can’t wait to go home and put into use all I learned. And of course return for more!!"
Bring Tuscany Into Your HeartTracy B - Nov 2022
"This school is in a perfect setting to learn Italian cooking and culture. Sandra and her staff were so very friendly, instructive and really fun to be with. The accommodations were 4-Star and the location of the school is a serene country farmland. I learned so much about Tuscany, its history, culture and cuisine. This school is perfect for the novice cook and the seasoned chef and everyone in between. Everyone can learn from Sandra’s vast knowLedge of her beloved homeland."
Great Experience!Kdiller33 - Oct 2022
"My daughter and I just returned from the to most amazing experience at Toscana Saporita Cooking School. Sandra, Keith and the staff were wonderful! We learned a lot of new recipes and cooking skills and enjoyed the many day trips to surrounding Tuscan towns. We were truly immersed in the Italian culture. A safe area with clean and comfortable accommodations. Definitely a five star experience!!"
A wonderful week in TuscanyreginaOhio - Oct 2022
"This was my second time at Toscana Saporita and I will go again! This trip included 8 friends with a wide variety of skills ranging from women who cook only when absolutely necessary to a teacher at a stateside cooking school. Everyone was fully engaged and learned not only techniques and skills but a love for the flavors and textures of Tuscany. We cooked, we ate, we toured and we came home with wonderful memories."
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