Cucina della Terra

Cucina della Terra, Castiglione del Lago: Address, Phone Number, Cucina della Terra Reviews: 5/5

Cucina della Terra
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We offer single cooking classes or full week itineraries focused on food, wine, daily trips to surrounding towns and cooking in an modern fully equipped kitchen. You won't be disappointed!
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LECadigan
concord ma9 contributions
A magical week in Italy!
Sep 2019
I am preparing Gerri's Ragu for 16 guests arriving for Thanksgiving and I remembering the most magical week of cooking, eating, touring and laughing that I spent with my daughter at Cucina Della Terra this September. The trip was a mother-daughter birthday celebration and it EXCEEDED my expectations. I have traveled extensively in my life and I know it can be a little risky to book a trip in an unknown area with unknown hosts so I was a little apprehensive. From meeting Jack at the train station to sadly leaving a week later..every detail was taken care of.
This cultural experience was truly unbelievable. We toured a different village every day with time to shop and visit and then were treated to a delightful, authentic local lunch. In the afternoon we could relax a bit at our quaint and comfortable inn and then spent the later afternoon at the cooking school preparing our dinner with Gerri and Jack - the quintessential experienced and entertaining hosts and instructors.
The week was just enchanting, clearly one of the best vacations I have ever had and considering it included accommodations, daily transportation, cheese and winery tours, all meals accompanied by local wines it was a fantastic VALUE. I can't recommend this immersive experience enough!
Written 24 November 2019
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Great hearing from you LECadigan (although I know your real name). We treasure your input and we know coming from you this is the REAL THING! Cheers, cincin and ringraziamento to you, maggie & family! !
Written 25 November 2019
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Scott & Kelly
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Really loved Jack & Gerri!!
Oct 2019
Had such a wonderful evening! We participated in a one night class (with another couple with which we were travelling). The class was not only VERY helpful, but it was also such a fun night!. Jack & Gerri clearly know what they are doing in the kitchen...and both had such personality!. I am a complete cooking novice - and they were so patient & helped me to learn & understand as we went thru the evening. I would definitely recommend them to anyone near their place - it's a great experience.

Scott & Kelly Lynch
Written 25 October 2019
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Honeybeetraveling
Kaufman, TX18 contributions
Delightful Duo!
Oct 2019
Cucina della Terra was the highlight of our 10 day stay in Italy! We only had time for the half day pasta class because of our packed schedule but hope to return some time for another round of cooking lessons from this delightful duo. They immediately put us at ease with their introduction, tour, fun stories & cute interaction with each other. One of the best things about their class is that they are from the US and understand what we will be dealing with when we get home as far as finding good ingredients and tools for the recipes they sent back with us. Their kitchen is impeccable and perfectly designed for the classes. And oh the meal we got to enjoy after our lesson, fantastico!
Written 15 October 2019
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Kevin U
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Delizioso! Excellent, educational and fun: Three course Italian meal class with our family.
Sep 2019
Gerry and Jack led our family through a wonderful Italian cooking class that included the opportunity to have cultural, culinary and technical learning all in a fun and delicious setting. The teaching kitchen is very professional; better than many top restaurants. ALl the food is fresh from the immediate area. Our family has a wide range of cooking knowledge, from very low to kind of high, and every one of us had a tremendous time. And did I say that the food was incredible?
Written 7 October 2019
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Bonnie
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Vacation Gem !!!!!
Sep 2019
Cucina della Terra was an ideal vacation. We stayed in a fabulous farmhouse surrounded by beautiful scenery, and welcoming people. Gerri and Jack planned a perfect week. We toured wonderful historic sights and cultural centers and had relaxing lunches at local superb restaurants and wineries, Each day brought outstanding cooking experiences. With Gerri and Jack both professional chefs we cooked the most extraordinary authentic Italian meals. In addition to learning how to prepare the delicious meals we all had an amazing time cooking and dining together. I highly recommend this Culinary and Cooking tour of Italy.
Written 6 October 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with Cucina della Terra - Jack & Gerri! Your thoughts are important to anyone considering this wonderful combination of cooking and touring in Italy.....!
Written 7 October 2019
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David & Pamela
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An experience you will never forget.
Sep 2019
From the first greetings from Jack & Gerri to the last farewells from our fellow cooks and Jack & Gerri the week was the best holiday experience ever for us. The cooking, travels, friendship and learning were outstanding. I went as one who 'didn't' cook at home - now my wife cannot keep out of the kitchen -" slicing, dicing, mixing & cooking". If you are considering a cooking course in Italy - Cucina della Terra should be the one to consider. No don't consider - " just go" - it will be a lifetime experience.
Written 6 October 2019
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dear SavvyCook74 - we know who you are!! Thanks so much for coming . More important, how great to see a non-cook evolve to a cook! And how lucky the other half is!!! That's what it is all about....cooking together for yourselves and others......
Written 7 October 2019
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Z9918BEsaram
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Very enjoyable cooking course
Aug 2019 • Family
My kids and I (18, 16 and 50) spent most of a very happy day during our recent holiday in Umbria making and then eating delicious fresh pasta and sauces with Gerri and Jack in their beautiful professional kitchen. Gerri was very helpful and friendly by email when we were making the arrangements and both Gerri and Jack gave us lots of useful tips as well as being great company. We immediately recommended the experience to the other family we were staying with locally. I have since ordered a pasta machine and can’t wait to try out the recipes again, which Gerri has very kindly emailed to me since, in my kitchen in London.
Written 21 September 2019
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Thanks so much Sara for taking the time in your busy schedule. We loved sharing our kitchen and knowledge with all of you.That you return home and attempt these communal activities in the kitchen makes our hearts sing.
Written 24 September 2019
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Skibroker
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The best week cooking course in Tuscany
Jun 2019
cucinadellaterra....where to start for a week in paradise. I wasn't sure how the week would work out but it is perfectly balanced with cooking, eating, drinking, learning with wonderful morning trips to the Tuscan hill top towns that are so famous and interesting lunches.
Our two chefs, Gerri and Jack were the perfect hosts and their specially constructed teaching kitchen is something to see. It was perfect... a beautiful kitchen with Italian Tuscan influence. And we never had to wash a dish which was extremely spoiling. A focus on different cooking techniques each day and fresh local produce with many herbs coming from their garden. It was very special to learn more about the beautiful Tuscan wines, cheeses and olives. Next time I may have to go in truffle season! I was so thankful for the air conditioning in the kitchen as even on a hot summer day the temperatures were perfect.
I would recommend a week here to start. Now I would like to go back for more Italian cooking and ideas and increase my Italian repertoire. By the way Jack, I now have a really sharp excellent knife which I use every day. Thank you for improving my knife skills 😉
Written 8 August 2019
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LindaSTraveler
Morristown, NJ7 contributions
A Wonderful week ....again!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Or course I had to make a return visit to Cucina della Terra! I loved my vacation the first time around and yet again we prepared and enjoyed delicious meals guided by our wonderful chefs. I will never tire of that freshly prepared local cuisine, new wines the trips to ancient Tuscan towns and the great company.
Gerri and Jack you made me feel right at home, so glad I returned, thank you for a wonderful week!
I encourage all who enjoy preparing, discovering or simply eating food to come to Cucina della Terra, you will love it!
Written 17 July 2019
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To put it simply, we loved having you again Linda - your love for everything Italian and your love for learning. Bacione
Written 23 July 2019
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Lindsay
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
1/2 Day Cooking Class at Cucina della Terra was highlight of our trip!
May 2019 • Family
On the recommendation of a friend of mine (and previous satisfied customer) I contacted Gerri at Cucina della Terra to try and book a cooking class for me and my family (4 adults, 1 child) while we were in Italy.
Not only was Gerri lovely and accommodating in the booking process, the class was a highlight of the trip for all of us! We arrived at 10am and after a tour of the lovely property we set to make 2 types of fresh pasta from scratch and 2 sauces. Gerri and Jack were patient with all of our various levels of cooking experience and made it all so fun and easy!
Afterward we got to enjoy our hard work and delicious food on their patio with wine and great conversation. Would HIGHLY recommend taking contacting Cucina della Terra if you want a lesson from 2 very knowledgeable and wonderful chefs. Thank you both so much, I am already trying to figure out how I can come back again one day!
Written 10 June 2019
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Thank you so much Lindsay for taking the time to share your thoughts. We so enjoyed your family and hope your experience will spread the word that cooking together and learning something new during a vacation can become a "highlight"! Hope to see you again. Gerri & Jack
Written 12 June 2019
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