Tuscan Cooking Courses


May 4th to 11th – NEW DATES! –  Book your place today

Spectacular Tuscan Cuisine and Experience in Tuscany

Join Me on My Cooking Journey!

Those of you who follow Villa Marae on social know that I LOVE to cook! Unfortunately, according to our chef AND the local Nonna’s I still have a lot to learn! So I have started cooking courses with the best chefs and nonna’s and would love for you to come along on my cooking journey with me. I am loving learning to cook traditional Tuscan cuisine and about the history of local delicacies and dishes and the people that cook them.

Of course, with the lessons and accommodation being at my own villa, Villa Marae, there is prosecco, red wine, white wine, soft drinks, travel, food and laughs and fun included. This is an all-inclusive cooking vacation after all! …. What else would you expect!

Upcoming Dates – 2024

May 4th to 11thNo Availability

May 11th to 18thNo Availability

May 18th to 25thNo Availability

September 28th to October 5thNEW DATES!

October 5th to 12th – Availability

October 12th to 19th – Availability

At Villa Marae, in the Heart Of Tuscany

Villa Marae is located in the heart of Tuscany and the heart of Tuscan Cooking. As anybody who has been to Tuscany knows, food is at the centre of the Tuscan life and home and almost all of the best is prepared by loving nonna’s, mamma’s and chefs who grew up in the local areas learning form them.

I have many of them who have come to cook for our guests over the years and also provided amazing cooking courses on local traditional Tuscan cuisine. I have chosen the best of these, like Alessio in the photo. Whom some of you will know, and the rest will want to meet. A fun, laughing, welcoming true Tuscan man who also happens to be one of the best Tuscan chef’s I have had the pleasure of cooking for me.

Our nonna’s and private chefs together provide a cooking course holiday you will thoroughly enjoy.

A fully immersive cooking school and Tuscan experience

What to expect on your magical cooking holiday?

  • FOUR different cooking classes covering local dishes and Tuscan specialities.
  • Tours of local cities including a look at the cuisine heritage of the area*
  • A boat trip in Cinque Terre with a cooking course ocean-side
  • Offsite cooking course at local restaurant by guest chef AND lunch with a stunning view!
  • Wine tastings by local vineyards. **
  • All meals/wine/beers/prosecco/Campari/soft drinks included!
  • Mini courses with the chef. Simple pasta’s, breads, Cecina, desserts, pizza course. The chef just starts cooking and you’re welcome to join in and learn!
  • Goodies to take home with you to remember your experience.
  • The stunning grounds and villa to use with a beautiful pool. Make use of the entire grounds. Walks in the forest, tennis court, pool, gym, badminton, bikes and more.
  • And a few surprises I have planned. I can’t give everything away!

*Besides learning to cook and enjoying your time at the villa, I will be taking you for a couple of days out in 2 of the following towns: Lucca, Florence, Volterra, Cinque Terra, Pisa, Massa-Carrara (marble region). Both of the day trips include lunch at our favourite places in the region and a history of the local food.

**No cooking course would be complete without paired wines, so our weeks include wine tastings of the wines we will be having during the week.

So why not come and join me for an amazing week and learn to cook traditional Tuscan dishes. Come by as a couple, two friends or a group. Importantly, come and have fun and build memories to last a lifetime.

So register today to join me on my cooking journey!

So why not register your interest below, and lets take this journey together!

€1650* per person all inclusive
( $1750 USD | £1410 GBP | $2400 CAD) 

30% deposit required to secure place – Balance on Arrival
(*based on twin/or couple, €250 supplement for solo travellers.)
Flights not included – Though Transfers from Pisa or Florence can be organised

Register Your Interest for:

Please confirm the below 1) I understand that flights are NOT included in the above price.2) The sending of this form does not guarantee booking.3) I will be joining in the cooking courses and not just the excursions 🙂