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My wife and I decided last minute to sign up for Taste Tuscany on our honeymoon. Lesley was very... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
MattD4110
Well Worth Your Time and Your Money

My wife was really looking forward to a genuine cooking experience in Tuscany. We found Lesley's... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Bruce K
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Cooking Lessons - Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes including home made pasta - under the guidance of experienced Tuscan cooks. A very hands on experience for cooks of all levels. Big choice of menus.
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Via Maremmana 43, 53016, Montalcino, Italy
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+39 338 921 6205
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

My wife and I decided last minute to sign up for Taste Tuscany on our honeymoon. Lesley was very accommodating in helping ensure we found the place without any issues. We got to select our own menu in advance, and prepared a four course meal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MattD4110
lesleyerica, Proprietario at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Matt for taking the time to write a review. It's always much appreciated. I'm really glad you enjoyed the experience. Just to clarify the extra for the wine tasting is 100% the cost of the extra wine (bear in mind that just the Brunello...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

My wife was really looking forward to a genuine cooking experience in Tuscany. We found Lesley's website a day or so ahead of time and I crossed my fingers and made a reservation without much research. We were SO pleasantly surprised. I can't imagine a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce K
lesleyerica, Proprietario at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Bruce Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We're always happy to have such enthusiastic and friendly people in our kitchen and we would absolutely love it if you came back! Best regards Lesley

Reviewed 18 September 2018

This day was perfect- what else could I ask for? I had been corresponding with Lesley via email (which she was very quick to respond to)for a couple of months before our visit. Selecting our menu & figuring meeting stops I felt pretty sure our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katie K
lesleyerica, Proprietario at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Katie So lovely to have such positive feedback and to know we're on the right track. We love our jobs and meeting so many fun people! Best regards Lesley

Reviewed 18 July 2018

My wife and I and another couple had a very enjoyable few hours cooking with Lesley and Paola in the Tuscan hills. The house is in a tiny little town, but Lesley met us in an easy location in nearby Buonconvento. My wife has several...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anne P
lesleyerica, Proprietario at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Anne Your feedback is much appreciated. I was a real pleasure to work with your group and it's always good to know you successfully reproduced the dishes after the class. Best regards Lesley

Reviewed 29 May 2018

My group did a cooking class with Lesley a few weeks ago and I can report that I have been able to recreate all the recipes at home with success! The instructions from Lesley and her staff were thorough and hands on cooking is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jana L
lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Jana. Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. It was an absolute pleasure working with your group and I haven't forgotten the Limoncello Tiramisù recipe .. will follow soon! Lesley

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We’re a party of four adults and four teenagers. Had an absolutely fantastic day learning to cook authentic Tuscan dishes. Lesley is a fantastic hostess who took us through four courses (soup, pasta, main & dessert). Then we ate our lunch on her terrace with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

fabulous group. always a pleasure when everyone is enthusiastic! Thanks for the great company! Lesley

Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and daughter and I had a great day learning how to cook some traditional Tuscan food with Lesley and Paolo. You meet Lesley and she takes you to her pretty home in Tuscany and you get to choose your menu and then cook,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Paola and I had a fun time with you and your family. If you ever come back to Tuscany please look us up! Cheers. Lesley

Reviewed 12 November 2017

My mother and I recently took a cooking class with Lesly and Paola making a goat cheese tart, homemade pici pasta, chicken & prosciutto rolls, and tiramisu. We also had the wonderful wine tasting to accompany it. It was such a lovely day; Lesly was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience with us. It was a pleasure working with you. Kind regards. Lesley

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Six friends took a fabulous 3-week trip to Tuscany. We all agreed that one of the highlights was this Taste Tuscany cooking class with Lesley and Paola. They were such wonderful teachers. With their expert guidance, we six amateur cooks prepared the foods (including ravioli...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you Carol. Always good to have such positive feedback. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your friends. See you next time you're in Tuscany! Best regards. Lesley

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day! Lesley and Theresa seemed like old friends and each step of the cooking process was educational and without pressure. A fun learning experience with some of the greatest food ever! I cannot recommend highly enough!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank David P
lesleyerica, Owner at Taste Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

What a wonderful group to work with! Meeting people is what I love most about this job and groups like this make it all worth while. Thank you so much for taking time to review too. Lesley

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ronkron
13 April 2018|
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Response from lesleyerica | Property representative |
Hello Ron. I'd be very happy to help. I can confirm availability for the 9th or 10th May for a class. If you could please contact me directly via the website/email link and I will send you all the information. Kind regards... More
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db_isaac
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Response from lesleyerica | Property representative |
Hi. I have a few recommendations with regard to accommodation on my web site but don't get involved with bookings. (I don't have accommodation myself). Of course I will be more than happy to help with the cooking class... More
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