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So much fun for the family!

What a great way to spend an evening with the family. We were two adults and two children, with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ben W
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We had a fabulous experience with Ulrike at Polderi Val Verde! I was staying outside of Castellina... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Bethesda, Maryland
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i offer real hands-on cookery course - also vegetarian - of mostly typical Tuscan farmer's dishes using vegetables and herbs from my garden, eggs from my chicken, meat from my lambs or wild game from surrounding woods. dishes are selected depending...more
Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740266
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to spend an evening with the family. We were two adults and two children, with a wide range of cooking experience from loads (one of the adults) to virtually none (both of the kids). Ulrike got each of us started with...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous experience with Ulrike at Polderi Val Verde! I was staying outside of Castellina with my two adult children and their fiancés and booked a cooking lesson for all of us. From start to finish it was delightful. We made a liver...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a 5 hour private cooking class, which included going to the market and shopping with Ulrike. This was our favorite experience in Tuscany! It was truly special. It was like hanging out with family all day cooking, talking and drinking....More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us attended the cooking class at Poderi Val Verde and had a great time. We made 9 dishes that provided us with a fantastic meal. Throughout the 3+ hours cooking time, we were all engaged in making various dishes such...More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Cajuns in Chianti: Life in south Louisiana revolves around food, and Ulrike made the 6 of us feel at home. The evening was truly the highlight of our trip, and something we will do again, when in Tuscany. Thanks to Ulrike and her son Fabian,...More

Thank dmcarlin
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was an amazing experience! Ulrike took the 6 of us in (3 couples from Louisiana) and made us feel at home! She and her son are unique and have a most special life in Italy! We cooked, visited with Ulrike and her son, drank...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The cooking class was amazing. Very hands on unlike many other cooking classes Ulkraine was a delight teaching us the tricks of chianti cooking while also telling us some history! Thank you so much !

Thank spiros95
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was a really fun day in Tuscany. Ulrike took the 9 of us ages 10 - 68 to the local market where we tasted cheeses and meats included by a little wine. We then went back to her kitchen. She had arranged for each...More

Thank t0ffsm0m
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were welcome by Ulrike with a huge smile and hug. Ulrike had gone to so much trouble to ensure that our gluten free requirements were met without comprising a true Tuscan experience. We were both quickly put to work on our...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A place that feels at home. Great food, great instruction, great music, great conversation. What an incredible treat. We have been to other cooking classes but nothing remotely close to this. I give it the highest recommendation possible. I cannot wait to go back.

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