Short break pasta making & Italian food vacation, Tuscany
Master making pasta and risotto, tour farms and local producers and feast on amazing food in southern Tuscany, on this immersive four day break.
Undiscovered southern Tuscany Apartment accommodation Pool Gnocchi masterclass Vineyard visit and wine tasting Buffalo mozzarella farm and producer tour Tuscan rice farm tour Risotto masterclass Fresh pasta workshop Dinner at organic family vineyard Olive farm tour with tasting session Filled pasta workshop Delicious feasts throughout
£900To£1025 excluding flights
£900pp based on two people traveling together and sharing an apartment, £1025 pp solo with private apartment.
Description of Short break pasta making & Italian food vacation, Tuscany
2024: 21 Apr, 9 Jun
4 Reviews of Short break pasta making & Italian food vacation, Tuscany
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2023 by Anne ShackleyYou will be blown away by it all Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2019 by Mandy KIt was not just a fabulous foodie experience but great fun cooking discovering eating and being with likeminded people. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Nov 2018 by Diana GloriaThe focused, pasta-making instruction and recipes from Oli (and everything he cooked for us!), along with the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere created by both he and Flo made the course a truly wonderful experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Sep 2018 by Philippa SchofieldThe practical cooking activities led by Oli and ably supported by Flo were an absolute pleasure - equipment and supplies were perfect, guidance was very patient, and the results were delicious! Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are passionate about connecting people with the source of their food, emphasising the importance of respecting ingredients and the environment that creates them. We only promote businesses who are at minimum organic or preferably use green energy and/or sustainable innovation. Our producers not only make magnificent food, but respect nature, innovate with clean energy, and put quality and integrity above profit margins.
Our courses include meeting fishermen who are fighting the destruction caused to the marine environment by trawler fisherman, mozzarella farmers making biofuel from their own buffalos' waste, olive oil producers using the stones of the used olives to power their factory, rice growers who use only ancient techniques, and beer brewers who power themselves from the earth's geothermal energy.
We use more or less only local products for our cookery lessons and the meals we cook for the guests and stick to the seasons so as to keep food miles low.
We have a very low footprint, are completely paperless and avoid air travel where possible.
PeopleIn our day to day operations in southern Tuscany, we provide business and exposure for small, sustainable and responsible businesses who are operating in an economically challenging environment.
Young people are abandoning this area due to a lack of opportunities, and we hope we can help combat this difficult local situation.
Our aim is that our guests have a memorable experience, while we also drive business towards people who are doing business in a way that is sustainable and responsible.
Our profit-based business activities in Italy have their own social positive impact
in terms of connecting people to positive and sustainable ways of producing, consuming, and understanding food. However we also aim to have an equally powerful positive nonprofit social impact.
Both founders Oli and Flo have worked in a number of capacities using food as a force for good, including running food programmes in refugee camps in France and running healthy food cooking classes for children in deprived areas of London.
We aim to use this experience, and the reach we can develop through our business activities, to use food as a power for good working with, for example, refugees, children with disadvantaged backgrounds, people with learning disabilities, and ex convicts looking for social and economic reintegration.
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