The Women of Tuscan Women Cook
While the restaurants throughout Italy have wonderful cuisine, we’ve found the very best cooks in all of Tuscany are the local Tuscan women. Our local Tuscan women cooks teach recipes and techniques passed down from generation to generation over the centuries—the truly great cooking of Tuscany. Click here for our Featured Recipe of the Month.
The women of our village of Montefollonico are exceptional cooks. From restaurant chefs to modest, but incredible home cooks, the women of Tuscan Women Cook will delight you. In our daily classes, we normally use the services of more than one of our delightful cooks.
Our local cooks grow most of the ingredients for each class in their own gardens. Eggs come from their chickens, local cinghiale (wild boar) is turned into flavorful ragu, tomatoes and the fresh zucchini flowers you’ll stuff and prepare in your cooking class at Agriturismo Belagaggio are picked just moments before in their farmland just steps from the kitchen.
Seasonal cooking, green methods of gardening, sustainable food products, slow food, local suppliers and purveyors—these are not new concepts to these Tuscan women, rather these are methods and concepts that have been passed down over the generations and are still practiced today.
Meet the Cooks