Who We Are

In a world where frenzy is the rule, we are convinced that great importance must be put on regaining possession of the fleeting moments to restore your energy. What better way to do that than by creating something with your own hands?!

We want to share with you what until now have been our secrets: love, which is created with a ladle in your hand, a pot on the stove, a little flour scattered everywhere, and harmony, which eventually finds its peak round the table.

The kitchen is for us the Cradle of Love. As we share our secrets, we also want to share our stove!! Join us in our kitchen for a wonderful cooking experience together!

OUR HILL

It is said that the problem of San Gimignano is that you do not see San Gimignano from San Gimignano. Well, you should know that from Montese not only will you see San Gimignano, but also enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city!

At most, the problem of Montese is that from Montese you do not see Montese…but you cannot have everything!

We like to think that as you drive up the hill to our place you fall in love with the beautiful town of San Gimignano, its history and its majestic towers admiring it from afar – maybe choosing to lose yourself in the charming narrow streets and in the historic buildings of the town… On the other hand, once you arrive to Montese you get lost in our world, and forget any reference of space and time!

Our cooking experiences

 

We recommend our basic cooking classes to the people who approach for the first time to the Tuscan cooking tradition … to dishes with special flavors which are prepared using only the best local products other than those of our own vegetable garden. You will learn to prepare handmade pasta, ravioli, ribollita .. and other delicious recipes of our area .. plunging fully into a family atmosphere and into a location of rare beauty.

Pasta fatta in casa

HANDMADE PASTA

The experience of handmade pasta is certainly the most suited to become familiar with the basics of our cuisine and with our beautiful country, since pasta in its various types is the common thread between all of our regions: from north to south, crossing the center of Italy and reaching the islands. If you pay specific attention, you will notice that wherever you taste this delicacy you immediately recognize the culinary history of the place. This is why we highly recommend it…

Pasta fatta in casa

FROM THE VEGETABLE GARDEN TO THE TABLE

To return to what we offer, well … it’s actually very simple! A class of nearly culinary improvisation with the produce from our garden picked the same day you arrive. Whether it will be zuppa di cavolo (cabbage soup), minestrone (vegetable soup), pappa al pomorodoro (tomato soup), pesto sauce with an excellent Tuscan basil, zuppa alle cipolle (onion soup) or another of the thousands possible recipes, we will pick our vegetables personally to remind us that what we eat it is what we grow, directly or indirectly.

La nostra terra, il nostro vino

OUR LAND, OUR WINE

 

With a sip, just a sip of our wines you’ll lose yourself in the magic of tastes and knowledge which will tell you about our land more than a thousand words.

Let yourself be guided by the people who are moved by love and passion for viticulture, who try every day to discover the many secrets of the nectar of the gods.

We thought the best way to share what we have learnt so far can be divided into two types of courses:

 

YOUR COOKING EXPERIENCES