Courses with Artisans

Courses with Artisans

image020Intensive courses for professionals and keen amateurs consisting of theoretical and practical sessions during which you learn with Italian professionals in your area of interest. Since there is a lot of hands-on practice, you return home being able to produce what you've been learning about. Course instructors are available after the course to answer questions by email.

Meal times give you the chance to taste typical local dishes, and the dinner in a private Italian home is always judged beyond compare. If there happens to be a village festival or Slow Food event during the course, we slip it in too.

16–20 April (4 places left), 7–11 May (4 places left), 2–6 July (7 places left), 24–28 September 2015 (6 places left)

Extension workshops: 20–22 April, 11–13 May, 6–8 July, 28–30 September 2015

The September 2015 course is planned to follow Slow Food Cheese

Professional development course designed and led by Giancarlo Russo, National Coordinator for Slow Food Italy

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28 February–3 March, 23–27 October, 13–17 November 2014

Course designed and led by Tuscan truffle hunter Riccardo

This course for food professionals and keen foodies covers theoretical and practical elements of hunting for and cooking with truffles. You’ll learn about the different types and the life cycle of truffles.

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30 October–3 November, 27 November–1 December 2014; 15–19 January, 19–23 February, 12–16 March 2015


Extension workshops: 4 November, 2 December 2014; 20 January, 3 February, 24 February, 17 March 2015

Extra course added: 29 January–2 February 2015 (SOLD OUT). If you can’t make this one and would like to be on a waiting list for 2014–15 or on the mailing list for 2015–16, email me at

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