Our Cooking School

The Borgo Santo Pietro Cooking School sits in the heart of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by organic farmland, vineyards, olive groves and vegetable gardens.

A centre for all types of Tuscan cuisine, the Borgo Cooking School offers an extensive list of courses, classes and cooking workshops for foodies of all levels.

Set amidst the productive kitchen gardens of Borgo Santo Pietro, the cooking school provides the perfect backdrop for anyone looking to explore their love of Tuscan food. From classic pizza and pasta making through to more advanced gourmet classes for professional chefs, the Borgo Cooking School offers mouth-watering culinary journeys for cooks of all levels.

Embracing Tuscan traditions and classic methods of food production and preparation alongside more contemporary innovative cooking techniques, our cooking classes are designed to be both fun and informative.

With a spacious kitchen and two outside dining areas beautifully designed by the owner Jeanette Thottrup, the Borgo Cooking School offers the perfect atmosphere for creative cooking. A purpose-built professional kitchen interior comprises four cooking stations, allowing up to eight guest cooks to take part in the hands-on cooking classes. With Michelin-starred executive chef Andrea Mattei hosting many interactive cooking classes, Borgo’s cooking school takes classic Tuscan food to a new level.

Our team of skilled chefs and local cooks will guide you in the joy of cooking, and whatever your skill level you will leave Borgo with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for experimenting in the kitchen.

Learn traditional Tuscan cooking methods from a local mamma and nonna, who shares classic family recipes that have been handed down through generations of Tuscan cooks. Talented young pastry chef Diego Poli guides you in the art of making pastries, desserts, biscuits, cakes, chocolates and other Tuscan goodies. Mamma Olga shows how to make the most delicious home-made pasta and shares her traditional family recipes. Sous chef Andrea Ferrari teaches the basics of good home-cooked Tuscan food and more advanced gourmet master classes. Our master pizzaiolo teaches the art of making pizza to both adults and children, and explains how to use a traditional wood-fired bread oven.

Our philosophy at the Borgo Cooking School is simple: we want to share a love of good food, Tuscan-style. Enjoy the pleasure of nurturing, harvesting and eating locally grown Tuscan food in the most atmospheric and inspiring of Italian settings.