The Original Total-Immersion Tuscan Cooking School in Montefollonico. Since 2000.
Tuscan Women Cook invites you to our memorable weeklong, cooking programs in May, June, September, and October.
Our all-inclusive program includes six night’s accommodations in Montefollonico (double occupancy), three daily delicious gourmet meals, spectacular local wines, all Tuscan cooking classes, sightseeing excursions complete with local translators (sharing insider tips available only to our guests), winery tours and tastings, with visits to local markets and historical towns.
We provide ground transportation during the week for all activities. Airfare and ground transportation to and from Montefollonico are not included.
The cost of the weeklong program is $5,775 per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $750. A deposit of $500 is used to reserve one’s spot at the time of booking. As your arrival date approaches, we’ll send you a link to complete payment for the remaining balance of your stay. The cost of the Black Apron program starts at $7,140 per person (double occupancy) based on your choice of room. Single supplement is $750. If you wish to reschedule your trip, you have the flexibility to choose another date within one year that better suits your schedule. Alternatively, if you opt to cancel your trip, you will be entitled to a full refund. The medieval village of Montefollonico and the surrounding villages that we visit are not wheelchair-accessible or walker friendly, and we will be walking on cobblestone streets daily. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations that may need to be discussed prior to the trip.
Classes accommodate cooks of all levels and are ideal for groups of family, friends and gourmet food and wine clubs. We also warmly welcome and encourage solo travelers. You will meet your new best friends at Tuscan Women Cook.
Whether you choose the spring or the fall, your week cooking with many of the best Tuscan cooks will truly be an Italian cooking vacation to remember.
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Weekly All-Inclusive Program
May 12-18 – Private Group
May 19-25 – SOLD OUT
May 26-June 1 – SOLD OUT
June 2-8 – SOLD OUT
June 9-15 – SOLD OUT
June 16-22 – Three Rooms Available
September 8-14 – One Room Available
September 15-21 – SOLD OUT
September 22-28 – SOLD OUT
September 29-October 5
October 6-12 – SOLD OUT
October 13-19 – Four Rooms Available
October 20-26 – Four Rooms Available
October 20-26 – Black Apron Week
Four Rooms Available
June 8-14 – Private Group
September 28-October 4 – SOLD OUT
October 19-25 – Black Apron Week
We encourage you to extend your vacation to Italy before and after your week with us. Book your Tuscan Women Cook week during May or June and you’ve selected one of the best times of the year for visiting Italy. You’ll find longer, warmer days (low 50s to low 70s) filled with an array of outdoor activities including food and wine festivals along with antiques and handicrafts exhibitions. Many of the late spring/early summer celebrations highlight regional traditions and ancient customs.
If you are going to Rome, before or after your stay in Paradise with Tuscan Women Cook, here is a list from Condé Nast Traveler of the 22 best things to do in the Italian capital.
Book the last week in June and stay for the Palio in Siena in July. It’s more than a horse race. It’s a passionate competition of Sienese contrade, or neighborhoods, set in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo.
In mid-June, head to San Gimignano for the medieval festival Ferie delle Messi. For 3 days, San Gimignano travels back in time to celebrate the traditional Ferie Messum, a fertility festival that dates back to 1255. The entire village takes part in which the four “contrade” of the town—San Giovanni, San Matteo, Castello and Piazza—compete against each other in traditional games in honor of fertility.
And, just a short drive from the Tuscan Women Cook’s home in Montefollonico is the town of Chiusi where you can experience the Palio delle Torri in June, a game of carrying “towers” up a hill to the main square of the of the town.
Music fans love the Torrita Blues Festival late June with music and dinner in the piazza.
Book your week with Tuscan Women Cook in September or October when Tuscan weather remains crisp and mild and villages are filled with harvest celebrations dedicated to the season’s bounty.
Chianti d’Autunno kicks off in September when many private vineyards, wine cellars and oil mills open to the public with guided tours and tastings.
Truffle fans especially relish this time of year in Tuscany when truffle festivals feature cooking demonstrations, and recipes. Tourists visit San Giovanni d’Asso, just south of Siena, where an entire museum dedicated to truffles opens, the first one of its kind in Italy.