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Tuscany cooking classes

Our interactive cooking classes consist of 2-3 hours lesson where Silvia and our welcome guests, helped by Sheila, prepare a 3/4-course menu chosen by guests according to their taste among a series of proposed seasonal recipes.


Tuscan Cooking Courses in CortonaWhy organize cooking classes specializing in typical Umbrian and Tuscan recipes?

Italy in general, but mostly the central part of the country, has always been characterised by the rich variety and peculiarity of its recipes. Pairing food with good wine, respecting traditions by sourcing quality ingredients have always characterised the “Mediterranean diet”: an international reference point in terms of quality and tastefulness of the final product.

Our valley and Cortona are undoubtedly a specific example of all of this; in that sense the following products need to be mentioned: the famous Chianina beef, ancient grains used to produce a special flour, agricultural produce coming from many organic farms, cold cuts prepared according to old traditions by using the meat of free-range animals.

Agriturismo Rocca di Pierle, set in the untouched Pierle valley, has always embraced this philosophy; in the last few years, thanks to Silvia’s research and specialization, our cooking classes are cause for satisfaction and gratification for many guests who choose us to have this experience.

Our interactive cooking classes consist of 2-3 hours lesson in the fully-equipped room named Cambusa, where Silvia and our welcome guests, helped by Sheila, prepare a 3/4-course menu chosen by guests according to their taste among a series of proposed seasonal recipes.

The recipes we propose range from typical Tuscan and Umbrian dishes to traditional Italian food; the thing that all these dishes have in common is the accurate research of quality ingredients, mostly farm-to-table products, and the respect of local culinary traditions.

At the end of our interactive class, you will eat the dishes you have prepared in the Cambusa to enjoy a final relaxing and rewarding moment, as if you were in a restaurant, paired with a bottle of good Syrah wine from Cortona to complete the meal.

Whether you are with your partner or in small groups, don’t miss the chance to share an experience that will be an unforgettable memory of your vacation.



Tuscan Cooking Courses in Cortona


Cortona: discover the surroundings

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    Cortona was an Etruscan town that today offers many important remains.
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  • Castiglion Fiorentino Castiglion Fiorentino (10 km)
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  • Foiano della Chiana Foiano della Chiana (14 km)
    Evidence of Etruscan settlements of the VI-IV centuries BC testify to the ancient origins of Foiano and the nearby town of Pozzo della Chiana.
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  • The Sentiero della Bonifica The Sentiero della Bonifica (14 km)
    Sentiero della Bonifica cycle and pedestrian path which joins Arezzo to Chiusi is about 62 km along Valdichiana equipped for those who wish to travel slowly, either by bike or on foot.
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  • Lucignano Lucignano (19 km)
    Lucignano is one of the most interesting centres in Tuscany because of its original castle on an elliptical plan, closed in by a wall with towers.
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  • Torrita di Siena Torrita di Siena (21 km)
    The first historical records referring to Torrita di Siena date back to the 11th century when the name appears in an Amiata legal code of the year 1037.
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  • The Valley of the Chiana The Valley of the Chiana (22 km)
    The Valley of the Chiana is the most vast of the Apennine valleys occupying more than 500 square kilometres of immaculately tended cultivation appearing as a garden from Cortona.
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  • Monte San Savino Monte San Savino (22 km)
    Monte San Savino is the birthplace of the great Renaissance sculptor Andrea Contucci called Il Sansovino and of Pope Julius III.
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  • Arezzo Arezzo (23 km)
    Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno. In the upper part of the town are the cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea).
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  • Travel Arezzo Travel Arezzo (23 km)
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  • Montepulciano Montepulciano (26 km)
    The city of Montepulciano as very particular configuration: it is constructed along a geological ridge running down from the highest point.
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  • Chianciano Terme Chianciano Terme (27 km)
    There is the thermal Chianciano, with parks and avenues, hotels and shops, but it also exists the original core of the town, the so called paese.
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  • Trequanda Trequanda (28 km)
    The medieval village of Trequanda, crowned by the remnants of the ancient Cacciaconti castle, stands a hill 462 meters high sited between the Val di Chiana and the Val d' Asso.
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  • Valtiberina Valtiberina (30 km)
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  • Anghiari Anghiari (30 km)
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  • Sovara Valley Sovara Valley (30 km)
    The Sovara valley stretches along the stream of the same name which, after coming down the south-westerly side of the Alpe di Catenaia, runs alongside the group of hills known as Monti Rognosi.
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For more information contact Rocca di Pierle