Italy Cooking Class
Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm


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3.5 hours

Max 14 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Let's cook together a typical 3 course Tuscan meal. You can choose from a very long list of recipes, selected from all the recipes our mamas and grandmas have been always made at home for their family.
We will provide the list to you, but in the meantime we can inform you about the most chosen items:
Home made "pasta" from scracth is the number one, often stuffed "ravioli", but very often also a delicate and refined "risotto" is required with seasonal products like mushrooms, artichokes, asparagus; Sometimes poeple like to choose one of typical Tuscan soups or salads like "pappa al pomodoro" and "panzanella".
Then a big must is the Tuscan meat sauce for pasta called "ragu", and a vegetarian sauce called "sugo povero" , the farmer's sauce or fake ragu. In both you'll learn the secret of the Tuscan food, that of course I'm not spoilering now. :-)
Then very often a beef stew Tuscan art called "Spezzatino" is required, but also "Chicken cacciatora" with black olives. As dessert people usually choose the king of all the Italian desserts, that is "tiramisu", but another beloved one is "chocolate and pear cake", that is soooo delicious.

Cooking Class Information

Our private authentic cooking classes are for everyone, even for families with young children. No specific skills are required from you. We just need your enthusiasm and love for food!

The class is held at a rustic typical farm kitchen in the countryside near the little town of Montefoscoli called "My Tuscan Kitchen" at Rita's farm. When you arrive an intrdoction of the farm is given. You'll walk together with your private guide among the olive trees, vines and fruit trees admiring the views on the gentle Tuscan hills and the hilltop town in the distance.

Then you'll be given kitchen apron and a booklet where to take notes and a glas of wine to toast and start cooking!
In a very friendly and familiar atmosphere we will start cooking together, like among friends, like family. We will chat about the history and traditions of our land and give interesting information about the food we are going to prepare that is deeply connected with our culture. Wine from the farm is served during the class.

When everything is ready, you'll sit down at the table either outside on the patio with view if it's good weather or inside with the fire-oven on if it's cold. You'll enjoy the food prepared with more wine, of course!

About Host



Buongiorno, we are Arianna & Friends, a local operator based in Tuscany that offers only authentic hands-on experiences. Our cooks are local mamas and grandmas of Tuscany ready to share with you all the secrets of the Tuscan food. And the guides of Arianna & Friends will be your story tellers for the day, for sharing with you also our culture and traditions. The cooking experience with us is fun and educational.


The closest station


How to get to the station?

From Pisa Centrale: 25mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm | Cooking class by Arianna

  • How much does it cost to join Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm?

    It costs per person.

  • How to get to the place where Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm being held?

    Please go to Pontedera which takes 25 mins from Pisa Centrale. Then Arianna (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by Arianna ?

    Duration of this cooking class is 3.5 hours.

  • Is Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm has a vegetarian option.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Arianna 's cooking class?

    Up to 14 people can join Arianna 's cooking class.

  • Is Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm available for vegans?

    Yes, Authentic private cooking class at Rita's farm has a vegan option.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.