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Tuscan Cooking Class

This class is wonderful! Shirley is knowledgeable, patient and very personable. We had a great... read more

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Oustanding experience! Exceeded our expectations!

Shirley completely exceeded our expectations with a real Tuscan experience including shopping for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry K
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Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. You will start the full day course by meeting the instructor, Shirley Ofria at a...more
Cortona, Italy
+39 339 199 3070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This class is wonderful! Shirley is knowledgeable, patient and very personable. We had a great time learning the dinner from Antipasto to Dessert. We made multiple dishes of every course, and had a great time doing it! I would recommend this class to anyone. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shirley completely exceeded our expectations with a real Tuscan experience including shopping for our two meals, providing cultural and culinary background on the region, add each of us in our family fully engaged in a fun, learning oriented and delicious experience with a huge variety...More

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 18 July 2018

From shopping in Cortona to preparing two different kinds of zucchini blossoms, the day was a great success! I would recommend Shirley for a full day -- we prepared lunch and dinner and got to try our hand a t a variety of recipes.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 4 women who all enjoy cooking. Shirley is a delightful person and an excellent teacher with lots of great tips. We made several dishes ; fettuccini, gnocchi and spinach ricotta ravioli - all from scratch, delicious zucchini blossoms, stuffed tomatoes...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shirley is a super knowledgeable cook who loves to share her passion for Tuscan food. We were four women who met her for coffee, planned the groceries, learned how to (and how not to shop) in local markets and made two feasts - lunch and...More

Thank Wheels111
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The teacher Shirley is first class, We spent a full day cooking Great food (real Italian).and so good I would recomend this school for anybody visiting Cortona and wishing to learn to cook the Italian way, Shirley is the one to visit

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

VERY, very recomendable cooking class . It was the best culinary experience in tuscany . The food was much better than at even any restaurant that we tried during our stay. In this serious course we started selecting top quality raw materials from the Cortona...More

Thank LioandresL
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

What a fun experience! Meet the instructor for coffee then shop for groceries, prep and cook lunch and diner. Shirley and Chuck were perfectly lovely, informative, and fun! Jean from Florida

Thank jsinesi
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We met Shirley in a small cafe in Cortona and immediately felt e had made the right choice. From the shopping experience to the trip to her magnificent house in the hills to lunch through dinner, we had a wonderful experience. The cooking was fun...More

Thank ron408
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Owners of our villa rental referred us to this cooking class. It was fabulous, it more than exceeded our expectations. Francesca and her daughter were lovely, and good teachers. It was fun, lots of laughter and we learned a lot. The food was delicious. In...More

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Anne J
20 August 2018|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Hi Anne, The web site seems to be ok. Did you click on the large blue button? Thanks, Chuck
9 January 2018|
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Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Sorry about that. I will check into it and send you an email now. Chuck
neil i
24 July 2017|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Can you please contact me by email? It's easier for me to correspond and keep track of bookings that way. You can find our website at TuscanCullinary on the internet for details. Thanks, Chuck Ofria