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Join our Virtual Tuscan Cooking Class

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Italian lockdown, we had to suspend our cooking classes for the moment. Contact us for future dates later in the year.

As we are missing people joining us in the kitchen and we’re missing sharing food and recipes, we launched a Udemy virtual Tuscan cooking course!
With this course you will join me in my kitchen, attending step-by-step cooking demonstrations to show you exactly how to prepare each recipe.
We’re going to use simple, affordable ingredients. Stock up your pantry and be ready to start cooking like an Italian and Tuscan home cook. You’ll learn recipes to make antipasti (appetisers, like focaccia, chicken liver paté and sausage crostoni), primi (fresh pasta from scratch like tagliatelle and ravioli, risotto, gnocchi, and all the dressings for your pasta), secondi (traditional meat and fish dishes), contorni (seasonal side dishes from stewed artichokes to grilled eggplants) and dolci (my famous olive oil cake, but also crostate, almond biscotti and tiramisù). There will be also a chapter on preserves, so that you’ll be able to replicate my spicy tomato jam for a cheese platter, my limoncello or the summer tomato sauce.
We will periodically upload new recipes and content!

Join us for a three-hour hands-on cooking class. We will cook a whole menu from scratch, 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 grandmothers and mums do every day in their kitchens for their family. It will be a chance to get to know better local ingredients and to work on your kitchen repertoire adding reliable Tuscan recipes.

You will discover the secrets of the local peasant country cooking. Have you ever noticed how bland Tuscan bread is? Now you will learn why! Curious about fresh pasta? We’ll make it together from scratch.

Experience details

  • Half a day hands-on Tuscan cooking class
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available on request
  • A relaxing lunch with local wine
  • A Juls’ Kitchen apron
  • An uncountable amount of fun and laughter in the kitchen

Program Info

Location: Colle di Val d’Elsa
Venue: Juls’ Kitchen Studio
Starting Time: 9:00 am
Duration: approx. 5 hours (including final lunch)
Number of Participants: minimum 2 – maximum 6
Classes are available on Wednesday and Friday
Since we are in the countryside, you’ll need a car – or a driver – to fully enjoy the class

How does it work?

The cooking classes are held in our Studio, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, in between Siena and Florence.

You’ll meet my family, our dogs Noa and Teo and our cats Wolfi and Pelù, and if the weather is good you’ll get the chance to eat outside in our garden underneath the olive trees.

We’ll meet at 9.00am directly at my studio. We’ll have a three our hands on cooking class, cooking a whole meal from scratch, from appetiser to fresh pasta, main course, side dish and dessert. Then we’ll sit down together to enjoy our meal and talk, like in a family. After lunch, we’ll drive to visit a local farm.

  • You’ll join a group of enthusiast food lovers. You’ll meet strangers from breakfast and by lunchtime you’ll have new friends. We will still keep this a small party, though – not more than a total of 6 people will attend the class – as we like to have everyone involved in the cooking part.
  • If you are part of a bigger group, contact us to verify the availability for a class.
  • A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).
  • A photographer can be hired to take photos of your class, giving you precious memories of the experience. (please ask for a quote if you are interested in any of the options)

If you want to learn more about our philosophy, read here.

Are you looking for a longer intensive experience?

If you’re looking for a two-day or three-day class, I’ll tailor the experience to suit your needs and expectations. You’ll spend some days with us in between hands on cooking classes, markets tours and farm tours. We’ll also suggest you a nearby agriturismo where you can stay. We’ll have more time to delve into the Tuscan cuisine and I’ll help you create a Tuscan cooking repertoire. We’ll have lots of fun! Learn more about it!

Get ready for your trip in Tuscany!

If you love everything about Italian food, big crowded tables and seasonal ingredients, join us and follow our podcast “Cooking with an Italian accent“. In each episode, we talk about traditional food and the memories it stirs up, we meet friends and producers and we build up an appetite for Italian food.
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Where is Juls' Kitchen?

The Juls’ Kitchen Studio is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa, in a small hamlet. We are one hour from Florence and about 30 minutes from Siena. Since our studio is located in the countryside, you’ll need a car – or a driver – to fully enjoy the class.

Many of the best tourist destinations in Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Volterra, Pienza, Lucca, Montepulciano and Greve in Chianti are very close to us. We always give our guests the very best directions so they can locate us easily. We’re on Google Maps, too.

Reserve your best FOOD EXPERIENCE in Tuscany

Check availability and send us an email through the contact form below.
N
ote: free time slots will be booked quickly. We update the calendar manually. Apologies for any delay!

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