Cooking Classes in Historic City Center of Lucca

CHEF

GIUSEPPE

MAZZOCCHI

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 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 where to source.

 

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!

Adagio Rental Apartment

Our lovingly restored apartment.

Located in the Historic center, near the famous walls. Book direct with us and save on fees. 

  • Classes from 2-8 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)

Dessert

  • Local Wine

  • 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

  • ClassesTuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 3:00 pm

  • Age minimum 16

  • Request online or call via link on FaceBook page

  • Paypal 

  • Classes in English

  • Dietary requests accomodated

  • 90 Euros Per person

Best Cooking Class in Tuscany 2018

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September 4, 2019

MURABILIA 

My favorite event of the year arrives this weekend in Lucca; Murabila. The sprawling art and garden show held literally ON the famous Lucca wall, has something for everyone. Of course plants are the stars, but there are cheeses, artwork...

July 22, 2019

On July 21, 2009, I traveled to Tuscany and took a cooking class. Wow. What a beginning.

Ten wonderful years have passed, and Giuseppe's and my adventures have taken us far and wide. Our mutual passion for wandering, exploring and fine food has fu...

June 7, 2019

One thing about Giuseppe, he has a thirst for learning! Many of you are familiar with his love of idiomatic expressions and puns he has collected over the decades. Three years ago he embarked on the arduous journey of gaining the Italian Sommelie...

May 7, 2019

Italian custom and etiquette dictate that a proper cappuccino is never consumed past breakfast time. We can always spot non-italians by the cappuccino quaffers in the afternoon, post dinner/lunch etc.

Italians, well, they just don't. If you w...

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