Cooking Classes & Chefs

Cooking classes with chef Mattisse

Don your apron, roll-up your sleeves and follow the Maestro into the kitchen! Nothing tastes better than your very own Italian gourmet creation, and Mattisse is expert in creating innovative approaches to Tuscan cuisine.

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Chef Anna Bini: acclaimed Italian chef and restaurateur

Meet Signora Anna; over sixty years of practicing and perfecting Italian cooking means you can surely learn a thing or two from her. Her cooking classes are the most entertaining and engaging experiences one can have in the kitchen, her recipes are delicious and rich with the wealth of her experience, yet simple and faithful to the finest Tuscan traditions.

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Lorenzo Polegri

Discover the art of pasta with chef Simona Ferrari

If you spend a little time with Simona you'll soon be able to prepare wonderful fresh pasta and the famous Ligurian pesto that combines fresh basil with nuts and cheese. The simplicity of the food belies the extraordinary flavours produced and, rest assured, you can't buy anything this good in a jar or packet!

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  • We had a cooking lesson with Anna Bini which was wonderful.

  • We had an excellent holiday in this wonderful villa. The house is beautiful and the pool superb. Augusta and Rita are great cooks and we had a brilliant lesson from them, pizza on the last night was awesome!

  • Benedetta really was fantastic! She went above and beyond to help us with tours, transportation, cooking lessons and really made the trip for us. She even arranged to have guitarist, singer for my birthday!