Advanced Class

Course Details

The Advanced Course builds on Toscana Saporita’s 29 years of successful culinary instruction, having taught so many people the fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine.

It all takes place on a charming country estate where for a week at a time, guests ”live like true Tuscans”, living in fully updated 17th-century rooms and enjoying leisurely meals on the estate’s sun-drenched lawn. Advanced Fundamentals of Tuscan Cuisine.

Hands-on instruction for advanced home cooks and professionals. Five days, from Monday through Friday, of intensive hands-on instruction in the advanced fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine using professional equipment. All 32 hours are taught by Sandra Lotti and her staff of chef instructors.

Skills Taught Include

Pasta shapes and how to marry them with sauces, plus the effective use of different flours and recipes
Pasta sauces and fillings, including the essential ”soffritto” method for making Tuscan sauces
Basic sauces and soups
Fish: cleaning, boning, filleting and preparation
Chicken: boning, quartering, stuffing and preparation
Pastry, cakes and custards, doughs and breads (Includes puff pastry, pate à choux and pasta frolla)
Vegetables: carving, stuffing, preparation
Meats, depending on the season: lamb, hare, wild boar; how to roast, deep-fry and braise

Other Highlights

Wine, cheese, truffle and olive oil tastings
White truffle hunt with an experienced truffle hunter and a truffle tasting lunch menu at the truffle factory
Wine tasting and lesson with Emiliano Alessi from the celebrated Cennatoio Winery in Panzano in Chianti
Every meal will be paired with the greatest wines of Italy


Arrive at Toscana Saporita
Welcome Lunch
Relaxing afternoon
Dinner and wine tasting
Continental breakfast
Morning lessons (4 hours)
Afternoon lessons (4 hours)
Dinner with cheese and wine tasting
Continental breakfast
Truffle hunt at Savini Tartufi
Lunch at Savini’s
Visit to San Gimignano
Dinner and wine tasting
Departure from Toscana Saporita
Tuscan meatball

Price 2023

April - May - June - Sept. - Oct-. - Nov.
$ 4,650 Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. A $700 non refundable deposit is needed at the time of the booking.
  • What is included in the price :
  • Hands on lessons in the morning and in the afternoon for a total of 7-8 hours
  • Accommodation with self contained bathroom.
  • Transfer from Pisa (airport or train station) to the school on Sunday and transfer to Pisa (airport or train station) on Saturday morning.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day), Wines/Beer/Coffee/Tea with Lunch and Dinner.
  • Truffle hunt and truffle based lunch
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