At Castello di Vicarello, food is not only a passion, it is an organic way of life.

We grow our own vegetables, produce wine and oil, and our kitchen offers home-cooked Tuscan meals based on local and seasonal ingredients.

Cooking classes are offered to guests in the 11th Century kitchen, the recipes chosen for the cooking classes are based on the internationally-acclaimed ‘My Tuscan Kitchen’, the inaugural cookbook by the owner of Castello di Vicarello, Aurora Baccheschi-Berti.

Aurora or her head chef host the cooking classes. These are tailor-made, each one is bespoke to the interests and tastes of the guests. Aurora ascertains what her guests want to learn and together a perfect menu is created, usually consisting of an entrée, one first course, one main course, and a dessert. Aurora can also teach guests how to make fresh pasta, breads, and focaccia.

The best part is seeing the radiant faces of the guests when they sample the food they prepared. It is amazing to see their joy when they discover how easy it is to make fresh pasta and to know how to do it!