about le contesse

“The classiest cooking classes in Tuscany”

Le Contesse offers a variety of cooking classes and prides itself on hosting extravagant feasts. The classes take place in a 16th century Tuscan farmhouse, whose rich history and modern design have been highlighted by the world's leading magazines.

Class participants are introduced to traditional and modern Italian cooking techniques, experience the allure of true Tuscan cuisine and get acquainted with the local lifestyle. It's an inspirational celebration of flavors and cultures. The classes are taught by an experienced kitchen staff and an esteemed Italian chef, whose professional resume includes Michelin star restaurants. Our small groups include no more than 8 participants, thus creating an intimate and personal atmosphere, and each class member receives a basketful of Tuscan cooking recipes and knowledge.

Unique Flavors

A ‘hands on’ Italian cooking experience

Our dishes feature our homegrown vegetables, fruit and spices. Our organic produce is farmed in optimal conditions, thus developing a rich and robust palate of flavors. In addition, our cheeses are produced within small nearby farms, while our meats are provided by local breeders and our wines are carefully selected from boutique wineries owned by generations of winemakers from the region.

A Unique Hosting Experience

Le Contesse is unlike any place you have ever stayed in. Guests wake up in an authentic Tuscan farmhouse and experience rural Tuscany just as the locals do. Each of our cooking class participants is hosted in a private, uniquely-designed en-suite bedroom that mirrors the outer colors of the farmhouse.
Each room has its own vibrant character, and the breathtaking natural reserve can be seen from each and every window. Guests can find relaxation by the emerald swimming pool and enjoy a blissful daydream in one of the garden's secret sitting spots.