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Your personal chef: cooking classes and catering in Siena
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Tuscan cooking school near Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza

Tuscan Chef Little Kitchen

Tuscan Chef Little Kitchen is a small cosy place where you can spend a few hours cooking and enjoying the company of other people. You will learn some of the secrets of Tuscan/Italian cuisine and can then taste the food which has been prepared together.

The cooking school is located in via Umberto I, 140, in Montisi, a very pretty medieval hill top village near Siena, which is well worth a visit. The lessons are open to a maximum of 8-10 students and are totally hands-on. All the students will be involved in the preparation of each course. During the lesson, we will provide recipes to follow and drinks. There will be local wines paired with the meal. Students are welcome to bring their own wine.


We offer the following lessons:

Tuesday - A cooking lesson with a market visit.

This will be a fish and vegetable course. At the market there is no fresh meat available.

For example:
Simple appetizer
Risotto with sea food and shellfish or mushrooms or other seasonal vegetables
Fish course depending upon availability – fillet in potato crust with olives and marjoram or stuffed calamari
Dessert

We will meet at the market in Sinalunga at 8,30 am, spend 1 hour shopping and then go back to Montisi to cook. The lesson will end with an enjoyable lunch around 1 pm.

Full meal class - afternoon (morning on request)
4 courses including home-made pasta starting at 4 pm.

Antipasto
Home-made pasta with paired sauce
Meat course
Dessert

The menu will be set according to the season and we will take account of clients’ requests as much as possible.

Vegetarian menu on request

Truffle hunting + cooking lesson - morning (afternoon available on spring and summer only)
This lesson includes 1 hour of truffle hunting in the woods around Montisi and 2 hours of cooking lesson and lunch.

Home-made tagliolini with truffle
Truffle egg
Dessert

Cooking and wine pairing class – afternoon 4 pm
4 course meal with 4 great wines pairing.

You will be guided through the principles of pairing wines and dishes. Trough practical tests of correct or wrong pairing, you will quickly learn how to best enjoy the flavours and emotions that only Italian foods and wines can give.
The first part of the class is a 4 course cooking lesson, while the second part, during the dinner, is focused on the wine pairing.

Olive press tour, olive oil tasting and pasta class – morning 10.30 am

Visit to the local olive press of Montisi where you will be guided through the fascinating world of extra virgin olive oil, starting from the tree and ending with an olive oil tasting. This will take about 1 hour and half. At the end of the olive oil tasting will move to the Little Kitchen, which is just a few steps away, to prepare a simple meal based on extra virgin olive oil.

The menu will be
Olive oil bruschetta
Home-made pici cacio e pepe (typical home-made spaghetti with sheep cheese and black pepper)
Cake with oil

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