The cooking classes are held on Monday and Wednesday (during the other
days is possible to organize classes on demand of minimum 4 people)
We prepare together a four-courses menu, always including the preparation of hand-made fresh-pasta. The recipes are always of the Tuscan tradition and use seasonal and local products, some of them coming from our organic farm.
The classes start at 10.45. Afterwards we sit down all together to enjoy the recipes we prepared!
The class starts with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum 8 people.
For our students we provide all the recipes in English, all the ingredients and aprons (use only). During the class is served a small aperitif.
Our family cooks:
Lorenza: My cooking philosophy is simple...use fresh and seasonal
ingredients and lots of passion! The rule for cooks are not written on
the recipe...that is something we have to learn to read through
awareness. We always have to use our senses - eyes, nose and hands
(touch). I began teaching classes at Il Rigo in 1997 and now share the
work with my daughter, Luisa who has helped in the B & B since her
I am thrilled to share the traditions which come from my country and my family as well as my passion for them. Meeting new people and making new friends has been a delightful added bonus.
Luisa: I followed my parents footpath but following my own way! I'm very eclectic, I love my land and I put a lot of effort in growing my own vegetables and herbs and I usually pick and cook wild plants, which grow generously in springtime. I love using edible flowers and preparing jams and preserves but more than anything else I love put my hands in the pasta dough!