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Castello della Paneretta Agriturismo Cooking Class
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We spent time learning to cook the Tuscan way with our new friends Massimo, Elena and Margarita. Massimo is the chef who holds classes in his beautiful and unique home. He is assisted by Elena who provides much of the instruction and hands-on teaching. Her daughter interprets as both speak only a little English - which adds to the fun. We made tagliatelle, ravioli, and tiramisu - all of which were delicious. If you want to spend time with beautiful people in an authentic Tuscan kitchen in a warm and friendly atmosphere, this is for you. Plus, not only did we eat what we cooked, we also took enough home fur dinner.

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We took a cooking class with Mossimo while on vacation in Tuscany, it was one of the highlights of our trip. He is a caring and charming host, and very talented cook - we learned several wonderful recipes and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were searching for a personal, authentic cooking experience, and are so pleased to have found this Agriturismo. We spent five hours - three hours cooking and another two visiting over the meal with Mossimo's family - very grateful for the day, which was generous in all respects.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had a wonderful time doing this cooking class. Patrizia & Mossimo are fun and very entertaining hosts. We also did learn quite a bit during our one-day class so we have already repeated some of the dishes we prepared numerous times since we returned to the US. As someone else has noted we also enjoyed the frequent wine tasting breaks. Patrizia & Mossimo are also very accommodating. If you arrange the class far enough in advance you can also give them suggestions for the menu. We took the class with two other participants who had requested that the menu focus on seafood. We were happy to go along with this suggestion.

2  Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

If you go to Firenze or Pisa and don't do a cooking lesson with Patricia and Massimo you are missing out on one great experience. We (my parents and my wife) stayed for a few days at this agri tourismo and needless to say took a few cooking lessons over my birthday in 2010. I must it was a memorable birthday gift from my wife. Make sure you go there!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We arrived in Ponggibonsi not knowing what to expect. We left Patrizia and Massimo with our stomachs full and a deeper love and respect for Tuscan cooking. The landscape...perfect. The food...outstanding. The company...not to be missed. Thank you for teaching us how to cook simple and delicious spinach ravioli, artichoke Giudea, roasted guinea fowl wrapped in proscuitto and tiramisu. Grazie, grazie, grazie! Recommended to all!

4  Thank Stephanie D
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