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Homestyle cooking and great instruction

When entering Ulrike's warm and homely kitchen, you immediately realize you're in an environment... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
A Highlight of our Family Trip - A Hands on Cooking Class

We put a lot of effort into finding the perfect class for our family of 4, three of whom have done... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Bethesda, Maryland
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i offer real hands-on cookery course - also vegetarian - of mostly typical Tuscan farmer's dishes using vegetables and herbs from my garden, eggs from my chicken, meat from my lambs or wild game from surrounding woods. dishes are selected depending...more
Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740266
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

When entering Ulrike's warm and homely kitchen, you immediately realize you're in an environment rich with experience and knowledge of rustic, farm-based cooking. She immediately makes you feel like a member of the family and after a quick introduction and glass of wine, gets you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We put a lot of effort into finding the perfect class for our family of 4, three of whom have done a lot of cooking and all of whom have varying levels of dietary restrictions. We knew that we didn't want the typical bruschetta, pasta,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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podvalv, Owner at Poderi Val Verde - Chianti Cooking Lesson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

could not have asked for a better review and could not have written a better description of my way of teaching and doing things - and by the way: a cooking class will only turn out a pleasant event if the "cooks" cooperate and are...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Without doubt one of the best days of a 2 week holiday in Italy. Two brothers and our wives spent the day with Ulrike as part of my wife's 30th birthday celebrations and had the most amazing time. It was an extremely enjoyable day where...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 29 July 2018

What a great way to spend an evening with the family. We were two adults and two children, with a wide range of cooking experience from loads (one of the adults) to virtually none (both of the kids). Ulrike got each of us started with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ben W
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous experience with Ulrike at Polderi Val Verde! I was staying outside of Castellina with my two adult children and their fiancés and booked a cooking lesson for all of us. From start to finish it was delightful. We made a liver...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a 5 hour private cooking class, which included going to the market and shopping with Ulrike. This was our favorite experience in Tuscany! It was truly special. It was like hanging out with family all day cooking, talking and drinking....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us attended the cooking class at Poderi Val Verde and had a great time. We made 9 dishes that provided us with a fantastic meal. Throughout the 3+ hours cooking time, we were all engaged in making various dishes such...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Cajuns in Chianti: Life in south Louisiana revolves around food, and Ulrike made the 6 of us feel at home. The evening was truly the highlight of our trip, and something we will do again, when in Tuscany. Thanks to Ulrike and her son Fabian,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was an amazing experience! Ulrike took the 6 of us in (3 couples from Louisiana) and made us feel at home! She and her son are unique and have a most special life in Italy! We cooked, visited with Ulrike and her son, drank...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The cooking class was amazing. Very hands on unlike many other cooking classes Ulkraine was a delight teaching us the tricks of chianti cooking while also telling us some history! Thank you so much !

Date of experience: August 2017
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