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Amazing Cooking Class

We were in a class of four and had a blast. Shirley is a great cook and helped us create some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Cooking Class in Tuscany- Beautiful, fun, educational and Delicious!

This was an all day class. Our instructor, Shirley, was very expert in so many areas of Italian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. You will start the full day course by meeting the instructor, Shirley Ofria at a...more
Cortona, Italy
+39 339 199 3070
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All reviews met shirley lemon cake lunch and dinner gnocchi at home cooking class recipe book her husband tuscan food take home rabbit italian cooking pastries fun shopping biscotti another couple fresh pasta
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in a class of four and had a blast. Shirley is a great cook and helped us create some amazing dishes as well as teaching us handy tricks in the kitchen along the way. Can highly recommend this to anyone thinking about doing...More

Thank JaydenH1996
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an all day class. Our instructor, Shirley, was very expert in so many areas of Italian cuisine. She is a transplanted Californian so there was no language barrier. Our class of 6 students was located in their big stone farm house/villa high on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend suggested this cooking class with Shirely and it was absolutely wonderful! Over a coffee and croisants in the morning, Shirely asked what each participant wanted to cook. Once the menu was determined, we were escorted to various Cortona markets to purchase the required...More

Thank Shayne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Monday October 22, 2018, we returned to Cortona where we had spent 3 weeks in 2009. We started our day by meeting Shirley Ofria in a caffe where we talked about our lunch and dinner menus for the day before shopping to gather the...More

Thank dcoleman62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 3 couples traveling together and enjoyed a wonderful day shopping and cooking with Shirley in Cortona. We first met for cappuccino and a snack to plan our menu/recipes we wanted to learn. Then Shirley took us to various shops for ingredients, teaching us...More

Thank rottmom2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Italy and after visiting Rome & Florence we headed to Cortona to enjoy a few days in the country. My wife surprised me with a cooking class-Magnificent! I was so happy to share the experience with the friends we were traveling...More

Thank AmKandCjC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a most wonderful day learning how to cook Tuscan dishes with both old and news friends. An amazing way to build forever memories of my time in Cortona!

Thank Pathfinder560082
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day shopping in local markets, cooking up so many fantastic dishes, and then eating everything we made throughout the day. Shirley was fantastic teacher, giving us just the right amount of assistance but having us actually make everything ourselves so we’d...More

Thank dhoffmanlatter
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Our hostess Shirley did an outstanding job of coaching us on a day’s cooking class. We learned so much and ate wonderful Italian cuisine in her 500 year old charming rural villa. She even gave us food to take with us. We loved our time...More

Thank JimandJanine
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I attended Shirley's class in late September & it was awesome! We cooked so many fabulous dishes and the value was great. My favourite thing to make was the ravioli, topped with our homemade San Marzano tomato sauce & it was probably the best meal...More

Thank Susan M
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Anne J
20 August 2018|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Hi Anne, The web site seems to be ok. Did you click on the large blue button? Thanks, Chuck
9 January 2018|
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Sorry about that. I will check into it and send you an email now. Chuck
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24 July 2017|
Response from IL_Rifugio | Property representative |
Can you please contact me by email? It's easier for me to correspond and keep track of bookings that way. You can find our website at TuscanCullinary on the internet for details. Thanks, Chuck Ofria