Siena
Cooking Classes

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Siena Cooking Classes

Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

1. Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

This local partner is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, and attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, and main course with side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations.

...
Siena: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. Siena: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

...
Siena 4-Hour Tuscan Cooking Class

3. Siena 4-Hour Tuscan Cooking Class

Add another dimension to your Siena visit and participate in a 4-hour cooking class conducted in the typical Tuscan style. Discover the secrets of preparing regional dishes from a multi-lingual chef in a professional cooking environment. You’ll learn the techniques of Tuscan cooking, the basic ingredients used in traditional dishes, and the magical way in which local cooks create their delicious meals. From bruschetta to homemade pici to a variety of types of crostini, your class will enable you to bring a bit of Tuscany to your dinner table at home. You’re sure to fall in love with Tuscany through its food!

...
Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

4. Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

...
Siena: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Siena: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, your local cooks are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

...
Montepulciano: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. Montepulciano: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Visit a local's home for a unique dining experience. You will watch an exclusive cooking show and then get to taste authentic recipes that have been treasured in family cookbooks and passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

...
Siena: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

7. Siena: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

Go food shopping like a local with your expert home cook, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the expert cook's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the home cool will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

...
Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

8. Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine during this cooking class, tasting, and lunch experience. Take part in a wine and olive oil tasting, cook pasta from scratch, and enjoy a lunch and dessert of homemade Italian dishes. Discover the origins and history of the food you cook. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome coffee before your olive oil and wine presentation and tasting. Then, prepare to make your own homemade pasta from scratch using organic flours. From the garden to the kitchen, you’ll be using the freshest ingredients. Possible dishes you will learn to prepare or enjoy for lunch include tagliatelle Bolognese, homemade ravioli, gnocchi, tiramisu, and more. These are only some of the possibilities of this class. Learn all about making food, starting from the very beginning: the seed. How to make a home vegetable garden, how to use organic ingredients, and how to prepare a scenic dinner for your family and friends are just some of the things you will learn. Before the end of your experience, sit down and enjoy lunch. Leave the class with new cooking skills, recipes, and newfound knowledge of Italian cuisine.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Siena

Want to discover all there is to do in Siena? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Siena

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The cooking class with Simone was really very nice. The combination of his sympathy and professionalism have given us a beautiful experience, lived in joy and friendship, we felt "at home". We enjoyed a perfect tomato bruschetta, an excellent plate of ravioli and a delicious tiramisu, freshly made with our hands. The fabulous setting of a beautiful farmhouse among the Chianti vineyards, in the hills of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, while tasting excellent Chianti Classico wine, provided the perfect setting. The organization of the transfer is also excellent.

The best cooking course we did. It was just my girlfriend and I and we spend at least 4h with Barbara and learned how to do real handmade Pasta and Tiramisu. It was just great. Barbara is a great Host and she was also on TV showing her cooking skills!

Barbara was a great host and talked passionately about the different pastas (pici and tortelli) and the tiramisu. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail, with a delicious dinner with a view of the Tuscan hills as the perfect final piece.

Super fun cooking workshop was a real highlight of our holiday

It was the authentic Tuscan countryside experience I imagined