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Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center provided by Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center

Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center
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€90.00
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About
Enjoy a hands-on cooking experience with this 5-hour class in Lucca. Join Chef Giuseppe - a veteran of cooking classes in Italy, the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico - for a shopping trip at the market to purchase ingredients. Sample some Tuscan specialties and prosecco. Prepare a 4-course meal, which you'll eat at the end of class.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Shops and Markets along the way to the palazzo where the cooking class is held. We visit historic bakeries, pastry and cheese shops, and an amazing fruit and vegetable vendor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Shops and Markets along the way to the palazzo where the cooking class is held. We visit historic bakeries, pastry and cheese shops, and an amazing fruit and vegetable vendor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9479P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Prosecco and local cheese, olive oil and honey tasting
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Four course Meal (Appetiser, Two Main courses, Dessert)
  • Regional wines, bottled water, Nespresso
  • Recipe booklet written by Giuseppe
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • EVCC Apron (Adults)
  • Market Tour and Tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Lucca, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Additional information
  • A minimum of 4 adults per booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Prosecco and local cheese, olive oil and honey tasting
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Four course Meal (Appetiser, Two Main courses, Dessert)
  • Regional wines, bottled water, Nespresso
  • Recipe booklet written by Giuseppe
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • EVCC Apron (Adults)
  • Market Tour and Tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Lucca, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Duration
5h
Additional information
  • A minimum of 4 adults per booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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Soul Survivor
Princeton18 contributions
Highly recommended
Sep 2021 • Solo
Chef Giuseppe was absolutely wonderful. This cooking class is a “must do” if you are in Lucca. Shopping, cooking and dining in the chef’s home. The ultimate experience.
Written 4 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olivia S
1 contribution
Best Cooking Class - Ever!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Extra Virgin cooking class in Lucca with Chef Giuseppe was hands down the best cooking class I’ve ever taken! From the details to the food to the Chef himself, it was a truly outstanding. I would categorize this cooking class as more of an experience than hands on cooking (i.e., no rolling out pasta dough from scratch) with Chef giving his expertise and tips along the way. All group members contribute to parts of the dish (preparing garnish, forming gnudi, cutting tomatoes). The cooking space and dining space are absolutely gorgeous. Overall, I would take this class again and again!
Written 19 August 2021
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Werner B
Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria5 contributions
Best Cooking Class in Town
We had a great time with Giuseppe. He knows a lot about Italian cuisine and showed us how to prepare a three course meal. He also kept an eye on our wine glasses so they never got empty 😊 we had a lot of fun with the other participants and enjoyed the great food. The ambience was amazing as well.
Written 10 August 2021
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GoPlaces01451863097
3 contributions
Fantastic cooking school experience in Lucca
Everything about this experience was luxurious. It was 10 stars! Every detail was so well well thought out and executed. It was Fantastico!! Chef Guiseppe is very talented and personable. This was one of the best Cooking classes I have ever taken and also one of the best meals I have eaten. An amazing and incredible experience. I didn’t want it to end. Chef Guiseppe provided incredible value and delicious food. I loved going to market to purchase the ingredients and it was super cool to see inside his beautiful palazzo home.
Bravo Chef Guiseppe and Liz! I can’t wait to come back and experience your farm house cooking class with my group.
Many hugs and kisses!
Check put his website! extravirginlucca
Written 9 August 2021
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Nienke W
Groningen, The Netherlands2 contributions
Great cooking experience
We had a lovely day with Giuseppe. We made a last minute reservation which was handeled perfectly by his wife Liz. The day started with going to some shops. It was very interesting to hear all the information about the typical Italian/Lucca products. After this, we went to the beautiful home of Giuseppe. Just visiting his home in an old building in the centre of Lucca was a very nice experience. The table was set beautifully by his wife Liz. During the cooking Giuseppe let us taste different products and compare the flavors to let us learn all the differences within the products. Again he told us a lot about the products and the recipes. During the rest of our vacation we have had many moments remembering what he has said about certain foods and tried applying the information. The cooking itself was also very nice and easy because Giuseppe had already prepared all the ingredients. After the cooking we had a lovely lunch with the food we had prepared. It was really delicious and Giuseppe was a very lovely host and chef. The entire experience was very nice and I really recommend following Giuseppes class when in Lucca!
Written 24 July 2021
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jonas van hoeyweghen
Belgium1 contribution
Best cooking class of our lives
Jun 2021
My girlfriend and I went into this cooking workshop with very high expectations and were still blown away by how good it was. You start off by walking through Lucca and visiting some awesome shops, while Guiseppe talks about food, Lucca and Toscana. Afterwards, we went to their place (which is absolutely beautifull and very nicely decorated) for the workshop. What follows is a delightfull mix of olive oil tasting, trying out local products and cooking together with the chef. We asked tons of questions about food, wine, cooking techniques,... which he gladly answered. His passion for cooking is very contaguous (corona joke). Of course the food was fantastic. Like close your eyes and appreciate life fantastic.

Absolute 10/10 would book again.
Written 7 July 2021
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Jorgi
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
Favorite thing I did in Tuscany!
We did a lot of fun things in Tuscany. This was my favorite. Learned a lot, ate a lot, shopped at some amazing local places for ingredients, sipped on Prosecco and wine, cheese and olive tasting all while being led by a really charming and generous chef. Definitely recommend! Thank you Giuseppe!
Written 1 July 2021
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David M
8 contributions
Delicious food and great experiece!
Jun 2021
My wife and I joined Guiseppe for the class and had a fantastic time. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in exploring a new cuisine and having a unique Tuscan experience. The ingredients were fresh and the shops they came from authentic and historical, and the olive oil from Guiseppe's family recipe fantastic.

Before arriving, Liz and Guiseppe went out of their way to source a vegetarian cheese to meet our food preferences and arranged a vegetarian menu.

Throughout the cooking demonstration the presentation of every small ingredient and utensil was considered. Guiseppe taught us about the ingredients themselves and simple, yet delicious recipes that showcase the regional cuisine. He was friendly and engaging throughout. The cheese tasting with honey and jam was particularly unique and tasty!
Written 17 June 2021
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Jo W
1 contribution
A total delight
Aug 2019
A wonderful way to spend the day - relaxing surrounded by good company and delicious food. Highly recommended.
Written 23 July 2020
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Rex - Right Photos
Perth, Australia12 contributions
Family Holiday
Dec 2019 • Friends
Highly recommend this Cooking Class to everyone interested in Italian cuisine and 1st class Italian hospitality. Giuseppe looked after all of us as he took us on a journey sharing the finer details to cooking the perfect meals. Our day was great fun and a memorable experience, the added surprise was his immaculate home and attention to detail to the finer thing's we experienced. Thank you 😊
Written 29 December 2019
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92haleyc
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Don’t miss it!!
This was our favorite cooking class we’ve done in Italy! Loved the start at the market and see where all the ingred
C_daniels89
C_daniels89
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Best day in Lucca!
A family of 8 of us did a cooking class with Giuseppe. We started with meeting him in the Town and collecting some
Mitchell S
Mitchell S
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Delightful cooking & eating experience
If you're looking for a Tuscan cooking class, this is the one. Giuseppe was an energetic and engaging teacher. Ther
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A fun and informative cooking class
We started with shopping for our ingredients. We learned a lot about the different varieties of certain vegetables
Greg L
Greg L
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The highlight of our Italy trip!
My son and I attended this cooking class together. He gave it to me as a birthday gift. The class was an excellent
Mellie S
Mellie S
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Taste of Tuscany
This is the second time I have done the Extra Virgin Olive Oil cooking experience with the delightful Giuseppe. He
June S
June S
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A Lucca Must Do
This cookery class is a wonderful way to dip your toe into Tuscan cooking. Your chef Giussepe is a warm and welcom
rjj2own
rjj2own
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This class was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy
Giuseppe was a great host and an amazing chef. Walking through the markets and then cooking what was just purchase
Bonnie V
Bonnie V
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Bellissimo!
Chef Giuseppe's Extra Virgin Cooking Class has been the highlight of our 10-week trip around Europe. Not only is h
Miriam C
Miriam C
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A truly enjoyable Tuscan experience
Chef Giuseppe creates a fun and relaxed experience from the first moment the group meets in the beautiful center of
CarlieC004
CarlieC004
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What does scrumptious mean to you?
Whatever comes to your mind when hear the word scrumptious... multiply that by 20 when describing this experience w
Ultimatefoodie1
Ultimatefoodie1
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Giuseppe’s Fabulous Foodie Adventure!
Oh my goodness, this experience is both memorable and delicious! I so enjoyed shopping like a local to gather some
Billdog348
Billdog348
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Fantastic Experience
We highly recommend this group experience. From the outset Giuseppe made everyone feel comfortable. His personal to
rtkeohan
rtkeohan
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A perfect activity in a perfect city
If I could give this experience 10 stars, I would. The whole experience was perfectly choreographed. Giuseppe is
ChrismclNA
ChrismclNA
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A most amazing day in Lucca!
I took my family to this cooking class with the hope of an authentic Italian culinary experience. It greatly excee
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