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Cooking Classes in Historic City Center of Lucca

Italy is a country that speaks to many senses, a visual tapestry rich in art and history. The town of Lucca embodies the charm and "time stood still" quality that makes it a perfect destination for an intimate experience of what it is like to live in Italy. Lucca is a living, breathing city. The bakers, fruttivendolo, butchers, pastry shops and gourmet purveyors cater primarily to locals, not tourists. This is what makes Lucca a special place to explore, eat, indeed cook. Unlike our sophisticated sister Florence, Lucca is more the "Girl Next Door". A city more personal in scale.


And that is exactly what we have sought to offer with Extra Virgin Cooking Classes in the historic center. Small classes, intimate and full of insight. Time to ask questions, perfect a technique, learn not only about the food at hand, but  following the rhythm of a small Italian town. A lifetime of knowledge and exploring means we offer little known wines, we know that the best pecorino cheese comes from an 80 year old woman in Garfagnana. We source who harvested the best Italian walnuts this year, and which sheep are producing the sweetest ricotta. These are things that only an insider knows how and where to source.

Unlike other classes, we place a strong emphasis on wine pairing and introducing our guests to little known wines from the region and farther afield. Guiseppe's membership in the Italian Sommelier Association brings another dimension to the class, especially for those wanting to learn more about Italian wines.


Join us for a personalized, memorable day; shopping the markets like a local, returning to the palazzo to prepare the days menu, and finally sitting down together enjoying the fruits of our discoveries under the leadership of a chef who has been teaching cooking classes for 20 years.


In short, we invite you to create a memory of your visit to  Italy and master one of her greatest gems; it's cuisine .


Buon Appetito!

  • Classes from 4-8 persons (in town)

  • Explore the Lucca food shops

  • Hands on cooking class and instruction

  • Olive Oil Tasting and overview

  • Local cheese and honey tasting

  • Four courses:

One Starter Course

Two Main courses (pasta+risotto or 2 pastas)


  • Local Wines

  • Prosecco

  • Bottled water

  • Nespresso

  • Custom Recipe Booklet according to season

  • Extra Virgin Cooking Class Logo Apron to keep

  • Maximum class size ALWAYS 8 .... small, private, exclusive.

  • Minimum class 4 persons

  • Classes Tuesday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30 pm

  • Age minimum 16

  • Request online

  • Classes in English

  • Dietary requests accomodated

  • 110 Euros Per person





Best Cooking Class in Tuscany 2018, 2019

p. iva 02618300467

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