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Poderi Val Verde - Chianti Cooking Lesson

Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740266
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Great Family Experience

This was a really fun day in Tuscany. Ulrike took the 9 of us ages 10 - 68 to the local market... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
Wow, what an experience to remember!

My daughter and I were welcome by Ulrike with a huge smile and hug. Ulrike had gone to so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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i offer real hands-on cookery course - also vegetarian - of mostly typical Tuscan farmer's dishes using vegetables and herbs from my garden, eggs from my chicken, meat from my lambs or wild game from surrounding woods. dishes are selected depending on availability of ingredients and are easily reproduced at home for your family or friends. we do from a minimum of 4 to 7 or 8 dishes- depending on number of "cooks" - we do not make home-made pasta because timer-wise this would not allow us to make many other dishes and would reduce our "students" to an on-lookers status. we also do courses for children, provided they can reach over the counter top and are secure in handling knives. our rates (as of Euro 70 depending on type of course and number of participants) incl. 3 hrs. of cooking and dining as well as standard beverages . times: either 1100 to 1400 hrs or 1700 to 2000 hrs. monday through friday or on special request. a special highlight is the extended half day course - 10.00 to 1500 hrs.- which includes a visit to a local street market or other shopping facilities, eventually with a tastings of cheese and cold cuts , balsamico vinegar, local wine etc. - always on Tuesdays or Fridays - Euro 140 per person - We could also go "looking" for the ingredients - meaning a walk in the surrounding meadows and brush in search of wild green asparagus, field salads as well as herbs (in the spring, autumn and winter time) or a "hunt" for wild mushrooms (in autumn). Or simply come and cook - the choice is up to you.
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Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740266

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun day in Tuscany. Ulrike took the 9 of us ages 10 - 68 to the local market where we tasted cheeses and meats included by a little wine. We then went back to her kitchen. She had arranged for each...More

Thank t0ffsm0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were welcome by Ulrike with a huge smile and hug. Ulrike had gone to so much trouble to ensure that our gluten free requirements were met without comprising a true Tuscan experience. We were both quickly put to work on our...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A place that feels at home. Great food, great instruction, great music, great conversation. What an incredible treat. We have been to other cooking classes but nothing remotely close to this. I give it the highest recommendation possible. I cannot wait to go back.

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our group including 3 adults and 3 children ages 8, 10 and 11 had an fantastic experience cooking with Ulrike. It was so wonderful that after spending one evening with her we knew we had to come back for more later that week and do...More

1  Thank Allison W
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ulrike's class was so much fun and exactly what we were looking for. She is a fabulous hostess and makes you feel like you have known her for years. On top of the welcoming environment, the food she teaches you to cook is amazing. I...More

2  Thank AdventureLoyal
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We are on a walking and wine tasting holiday in Chianti organised by Exodus and a cooking lesson with Ulrike was recommended as a free day activity. 8 of us from our party joined Ulrike in her kitchen in the beautiful Poderi val Verde and...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We came upon this lesson quite by accident and could not be happier we did. Ulrike took us to a nearby market to shop with the locals and gather the supplies needed for our cooking. While there, we tried various cheeses and sausages from a...More

Thank leeandsoms
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Ulrike helped create one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Italy! From start to finish, we had a great afternoon and evening - first sampling local wines, balsamico and olive oil in Castellina in Chianti, before shopping for ingredients, and eventually returning to...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I booked a cooking class with my husband and in-laws (and our toddler) all of very varied degrees of ability in the kitchen. Ulrike was incredibly accommodating having our little one in tow, equipped with toys to keep her entertained and also flexible enough, teaching...More

Thank Ndeminaur
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is my 2nd cooking class with Ulrike (1st was 15 yrs ago on our first visit). It was great then and even better this time around to share with my grown children! She is so knowledgeable and provides everything to make this a fantastic...More

Thank ncollmann
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