Tuscan Cooking Classes

JULS’ KITCHEN TUSCAN COOKING CLASSES
Tuscany from a local perspective

Why a cooking class with me?

Hello, I am Giulia, a 32 years old foodblogger, food writer and food photographer.
I’ve been living in the Tuscan countryside since I was born, in the same house where my father was born and my grandmother was born.
Tuscany is my daily life and the landscape I see from my bedroom window each morning.
When I am abroad, I am often asked about my country, our typical wine and food, nature and small villages sitting at the top of the hills. I started seeing my home land through the eyes of foreign people and I discovered a new point of view, new colours, fresh emotions, genuine flavours and tantalizing scents. I deeply fell in love with the vision that foreigners have of Tuscany.

How does it work?

The class is held (from 2 up to 4 people) in Juls’ family kitchen, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, between Siena and Florence.
By request, the class can be held in your rented villa or apartment (cooking class open to a maximum of 10 people, more people are welcome to have dinner). The course will be held in English.
A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).

Panzanella con zucchine e pomodorini Cooking classes

Tuscan Country cooking class

Three hour hands-on cooking class creating a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn to cook as Tuscan grandmas and mums do every day in their kitchens for their family. You will discover the secrets of the local peasant country cooking.

The price includes:

  • three hour hands-on cooking class
  • the cost of food and wine
  • the final lunch or dinner
  • a Juls’ Kitchen apron

Gnocchi con pesto di pistacchi  Pasta margherita con mele e rabarbaro

Gluten-free Tuscan cooking class [2015 news!]

Three hour hands-on cooking class with only the freshest seasonal ingredients. We will create a whole menu – from appetizer to dessert – keeping the focus on the Tuscan tradition. We will choose either Tuscan recipes which are naturally gluten free – such as savoury chickpea cake, chestnut cake or chestnut crepes and squid risotto – or we will try to turn gluten-free recipes from our tradition, such as fresh pasta and gnocchi.

The class will be suitable for gluten – intolerant people and for those who want to learn a more conscious approach to food.

The price includes:

  • three hour hands-on cooking class
  • the cost of food and wine
  • the final lunch or dinner
  • a Juls’ Kitchen apron

Cecina Cooking classes

Vegetarian Tuscan Country Cooking Class

During the class we can cook also a Vegetarian menu.
The traditional Tuscan country cooking has many vegetarian dishes, from ribollita to pappa al pomodoro, from panzanella to a generous feast of fresh and seasonal products, cooked with the creativity of the peasant cooking to make every bit flavourful and tasty.
Gluten free and vegan options are always available on request.

The price includes:

  • three hour hands-on cooking class
  • the cost of food and wine
  • the final lunch or dinner
  • a Juls’ Kitchen apron

Uova Sunday Roast: pork sirloin with herbs

Market visit* and Tuscan Country Cooking Class

*Available just on Wednesday and Friday.

In the early morning we will shop together at the local market and we will visit my family butcher. We will learn to choose and use the best seasonal products and we will cook a wholesome menu.  The market visit will be followed by a three hour hands-on cooking class to create a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options are always available on request.

The price includes:

  • market visit
  • three hour hands-on cooking class
  • the cost of food and wine
  • the final lunch
  • a Juls’ Kitchen apron

Cooking classes Cooking classes

Fresh Pasta Cooking class and Cinta senese farm visit

Fresh pasta is my favourite recipe, I learnt how to make the traditional tasteful fresh pasta from my Grandma. We will learn together how to make fresh pici, tagliatelle, tagliolini, lasagne, tortelli or ravioli.
In the afternoon we will visit a local family run farm, the Azienda Agricola Casamonti, a farming estate producing Chianti Classico wine, extra virgin olive oil, and raising the rare Cinta Senese pigs. The family is among those that helped save this race from extinction. Today they are the largest breeder in the Siena area and produce and age the traditional Tuscan products: prosciutto, salami, finocchiona – all certified by the Protected Denomination of Origin, Cinta Senese DOP. After a visit of the farm, we will enjoy a satisfying and complete tasting of wines and cold cuts.

The price includes:

  • three hour hands-on fresh pasta cooking class
  • the cost of food and wine
  • the final lunch
  • visit to the Azienda Agricola Casamonti farm in Castellina in Chianti
  • tasting of cold cuts and wine at the farm with local wines
  • a Juls’ Kitchen apron

Where is Juls’ Kitchen

Juls’ Kitchen is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa.

Main distances
7 km from Casole d’Elsa
8 km from Colle Val d’Elsa
22 km from San Gimignano
30 km from Volterra
About 30 km from Siena
About 60 km from Florence
About 70 km from Montalcino
About 80 km from Pienza
95 km from Montepulciano
130 km from Lucca

Download the brochure -> Cooking classes 2014

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