Paola cooking classes at her home in Chianti

Book Paola’s Cooking classes in Chianti, a unique experience to learn how to cook traditional Tuscan and creative dishes using local and genuine products

Cooking in Chianti

Experience the opportunity of cooking with an open window overlooking the Chianti hills and Tuscan landscape using genuine products of Paola’s garden:  saffron, lemon, basil, oregano, mint, chives, olive oil from the garden’s olive trees.

Paola will teach you how to cook home made tuscan food. At the end of the class you will enjoy the dinner and taste the food you have made.

Program overview


Here the details


STEP 1: Choose the best course or experience for you

STEP 2: Let’s choose the menu together

STEP 3: Let’s cook

STEP 4: Let’s have fun and taste the food

Choose the cooking class for you

Cooking class

Make appetizer course, first course, second dish and dessert.

4 hr. - Max 15 peoples

Free of charge for less than 4 years old kids
Euro 120.00 for kids from 4 to 12 years old
Euro 160.00 for adult Guest

Special deals are available on request

Cooking class pizza

Cooking pizza

4 hr.

Starting from € 120


A new addition

A joint venture with I Due Mastri Artisanal Brewery
to offer as cooking class to make pizza, paired with a variety of artisanal beers produced in Florence.
Join us in the hills of Chianti for this unique culinary experience!

Family cooking class

The cooking experience your family will remember forever

Cooking and tasting

4 hr.

Free of charge for less than 4 years old kids
Euro 120.00 for kids from 4 to 12 years old
Euro 160.00 for adult Guest

Special deals are available on request


The venue is Paola s home garden surrounded by olive trees.
Get the Picnic late afternoon and enjoy fantastic sunset with a glass of chianti wine and fettunta (tuscan bread olive oil and salt).

Cost: 80-120 €

Private chef

Chef Services at Your Home for Every Need: Dishes, Organization and Personalized Service
To organize private dinners with friends, romantic and exclusive dinners, anniversaries.

Private wine pairing experience

Get to know the area of great wines, get to know Tuscany, combine the perfect experience for wine lovers with the most complete Tuscan Cuisine toghether with wine tasting and wine pairing experience!

Bachelorette party event

Celebrate with your friends the bride-to-be with a special cooking class.

For Up To 11 People.

Duration: 4 Hours

Book our cooking class


    Erica Friedman
    Erica Friedman
    Paola was fantastic! She welcomed us into her home and made us instantly feel like a member of the family. The views are gorgeous. The food is amazing. The entire experience is one our family will remember forever.
    Lynne Greer
    Lynne Greer
    Chef Paola (& her husband Mario) welcomed us into their home like family. What an incredible experience!! Paola patiently taught our family of 5, her delicious family recipes. It was truly one of the best things we have ever done together as a family! Everything was delicious 😋
    Mansour Aljarboa
    Mansour Aljarboa
    The best experience we had in Italy by far. First of all, Paola and Mario are very kind, polite, and fun. You feel you are at a very close friends house. The place is amazing with beautiful garden and a wonderful view of the valley. For the cooking we learned so much from Paola in terms of choosing the right ingredients to preparation to cooking, and finally tasting. I can’t recommend this experience enough. Don’t hesitate.
    Bellissima esperienza. Paola e Mario hanno contribuito a rendere unico il nostro soggiorno in Toscana grazie alla loro professionalità, organizzazione e soprattutto grazie alla loro passione. Consiglio vivamente questa esperienza per trascorrere una serata diversa, all'insegna della cucina tipica toscana accompagnata da chiacchiere e risate. Consgilio anche per passare, come nel nostro caso, un compleanno diverso Un abbraccio, e un grazie, da Roberta e Luca
    Samuel St-Jacques
    Samuel St-Jacques
    It was an outstanding culinary experience! Paola and Mario show us the art of cooking traditional Italian dishes! It was so far our best experience in our trip to Italy. Grazie mille per tutto 👌
    Allison Proto
    Allison Proto
    Paola’s cooking class was one of the highlights on our recent trip to Italy! I could not recommend this class/experience enough. Paola is an incredible chef/person & was so welcoming of all of us in her home for an authentic cooking experience. You won’t be disappointed!
    Deborah Greenfield
    Deborah Greenfield
    My husband and I, along with our two adult sons, spent a fabulous afternoon and evening cooking with Paola; we were joined by Paola's husband for a delicious and engaging dinner where we feasted on what we had prepared. Paola's home and garden are beautiful. She cooks Tuscan dishes with simplicity and precision and is a great teacher -- calm, organized, knowledgeable and encouraging. Even though we made five dishes together, her prep work made it all flow. Before the lesson, Paola and I worked on a menu that accommodated the vegetarians among us, and she was so gracious throughout that process. All of us learned so much from the lesson, and we could not have had a better time! All of us wholeheartedly recommend cooking with Paola!!
    Juulke Steuten
    Juulke Steuten
    We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful cooking class hosted by Paola and Mario. Everything was very well prepared and seemed very easy due to the great supervision by Paola. We learned a lot about Tuscan cuisine and enjoyed the wonderful dinner together afterwards in the lovely garden. Best cooking class near Florence, Tuscany. 100% recommended!
    Mike Glynn
    Mike Glynn
    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence. Paola taught us how to prepare a menu with a few tomato dishes, a pasta and meat stew. Paola and Mario are excellent hosts and love to share their passion of great food and wine with visitors. Would highly recommend to spend an evening of cooking and dining at their home.
    Ronald Glousman
    Ronald Glousman
    ** 5 Star Outstanding, Beautiful, and Wonderful Cooking and Meal Experience. Paola and Mario Deliver the Perfect Atmosphere in their Charming Tuscan Home and Backyard with Amazing Italian Cuisine Choices. The Perfect Everything. Ron and Marci Glousman

    Our Chef

    Passion for cooking, enthusiasm and knowledge of the technique. This guides Paola in her cooking classes in Chianti




    Paola Paggetti
    Codice fiscale: PGGPLA66B57D612G
    P. IVA: 07218930480
    San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI)
    Via Empolese 97 Talente