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Cooking Experiences

The Chianti cooking school, which is run and operated by us and our professional cooking staff, offers cooking classes in different forms, and with content spanning from traditional and rustic - sucha as Cucina Povera - to contemporary and sophisticated, fruit of our long experience in Tuscan and Italian cuisine through our restaurants in Chianti and in Florence.

Our in-house cooking class at Villa Bordoni is held in the hotel’s open kitchen, centred around our beautiful, custom built Molténi range. This class is open to both residents and non-residents. The setting is an historic Villa dating back to the renaissance, nestled amongst its own Vineyards and Olive groves in the high valley of the Greve river, close to the medieval village of Montefioralle.

Il Cardo is our newest Chianti Cooking School and is situated in the picturesque, hilltop wine village of Panzano; an epicentre of Tuscan enogastronomy. Our Enoteca and Bistro ‘Il Cardo’ is the official wine bar and shop of the Society of vintners of Panzano, who collectively form the largest organic growing area in Europe, and one of the best quality (red) wine producing areas of Italy! Thus for all wine enthusiasts, along with the expertise in food, we also offer the possibility of tasting and learning about numerous wines from local producers (including our own) – more often than not with a chance to get to know one or two of the local vintners. At our Panzano location it is possible to add on an introduction to Tuscan wines and an extra virgin olive oil and balsamiv vinegar tasting with one of our wine experts before your cooking lesson (on request).

Both these experiences culminate in dinner based entirely on what was prepared during the lesson, in our Villa Bordoni Restaurant, or in our Enoteca Il Cardo, in Panzano.

All of our lessons can be personalized on request, and we are used to catering for very specific needs - be they dietary restrictions or preferences, requests for lessons appropriate for children, or closed groups and different levels of expertise.

Our cooking classes can be booked directly online, on our official Chianti Cooking School website: