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The Week Of Excellence


Course Details

If you decide to choose this week, be ready for a week of excellence where your will explore Tuscany and Emilia Romagna and their most famous treasures: Wine, Cheese, Prosciutto, Truffles and Balsamic vinegar, not to mention some of the most beautiful and ancient towns. You arrive on Sunday and after a quick visit to Pisa and its Piazza dei Miracoli, you are welcomed with a traditional Tuscan lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in, explore the estate, swim, or just relax while waiting for dinner to be served. This will be the only day where you can enjoy the estate and its surroundings, visit the archaeological site of Massaciuccoli, walk to the lake ...or simply nap!

Dates and Price - Season 2023

PRICE is $4,750 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. A $700 non refundable deposit is needed at the time of the booking. For more information on prices and schedule, please email Alessio at [email protected]

April 16th/22nd
November 12th/18th

What Is Included In The Price

Transfer from Pisa (airport or train station) to the school on Sunday and transfer to Pisa (airport or train station) on Saturday morning (if your departure is before 8:00 AM from the school, we will help you arrange a cab. This service is not included in the price. The driving distance from the school to the airport or railway station is approx. 25 minutes with no traffic. Reminder: you will have to be at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight.

Accommodation with self contained bathroom. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day), Wines/Beer/Coffee/Tea with Lunch and Dinner. Wine Tasting with a wine maker from a celebrated wine estate. All lessons ,Truffle hunt with dog and hunter followed by a three course truffle based lunch. All the tours, transfers and visit: Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Parma and Modena.

We HIGHLY recommend Trip insurance as we never cancel any classes, even if we have 1 student only attending. For more information on prices and schedule, please email Alessio at [email protected]

Schedule

On Monday you will have breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and then get ready for your first day of cooking lessons. At 1:30 a great lunch paired with wines will be served. You will enjoy the labor of your work plus some of our dishes.This is not the week you choose for dieting! At 3:00 pm we will drive to Lucca, mostly known for its well-preserved walls and for being the city of 100 churches . The drive is just 30 minutes far from the school. Here you will enjoy a perfectly walled small city full of little shops, beautiful churches and a Roman Amphitheater. Back to the school. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Wine tasting with a wine producer.

On Tuesday morning, after breakfast, we will explore the wine heart of Tuscany. 9:00 am departure for Montalcino ( province of Siena) and visit to the enchanted Castello Banfi where we will have a wine tasting and a visit to their magnificent cellar. A light lunch will be served in their restaurant. Afternoon dedicated to the visit of Montalcino with the possibility for more wine tastings in the local enotecas, shopping or just relaxing. Back to the school. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm

Wednesday morning everyone is ready for the most amazing day of the week! Parmigiano Reggiano Factory, Prosciutto di Parma Factory and Balsamic Vinegar Acetaia Sereni. 5:30 am is when we are all sitting in the vans, direction Parma. We must be there by 8:40 am as that is the time the milk gets poured into the copper cauldrons. The first visit of the day is the cheese factory where the master cheese maker will show you the incredible moment the milk turns into Parmigiano Reggiano. Approx 2 hours of visit and tasting. After the experience at the cheese factory, we will drive to the next location : Langhirano. This is where the famous Prosciutto di Parma is made. Lesson, visit and tasting. Our final visit is in Modena. Acetaia Sereni, a family run business that offers the most incredible and old balsamic vinegar. Here we will visit the acetaia, learn everything about balsamic vinegar and taste it. A delicious intermezzo with ravioli, appetizers and wine awaits you after the visit. Back to the school. Dinner at 8:00 pm.

On Thursday morning the alarm clock will wake you up early again ( not as early as the day before!) as you must get ready for truffle hunting! After a quick breakfast starting at 8:00 am, we hit the road at 9:00. The drive is about one hour, direction Siena. At the Savini Truffle Factory I will give you a very informative lecture on truffles and reveal what you will experience in the next hour in the forest with the dog and Luca ( or Andrea) Back at the restaurant of the factory, we will be served a three course truffle based meal and after that we hit the road again. San Gimignano and its towers are waiting for us. The best gelato in the World is calling you and if we are lucky, Sergio Dondoli will be there! Back to the school. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm

Friday will be all about cooking! Cooking and baking all morning and afternoon. Our lessons are hands-on, and normally run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and then again from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Classes make use of all-natural, seasonally-fresh ingredients from our garden and from our local market: farm to table! Essential Tuscan techniques you will master include: fresh homemade pasta, raviolis, gnocchi, pizza, focaccia, risotto, meat preparation, pastry dough and desserts, biscotti, ice cream.

a fantastic cooking course awaits you

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