From a passion for Family tradition and agriculture “Fattoria Bistecca” was born.
Fattoria Bistecca is a family-owned farm in the Chiana Valley, at the foot of Cortona, and takes its name from the Salvadori’s family farming history.
Fattoria Bistecca has been meticulously restored. It is surrounded by over 37 acres of grain, fields of sunflowers, alfalfa and beautiful vinyards. The farm is also home to many animals including ponies, chickens, hens, geese, ducks, doves and sheep. Our sheep are famous because they are in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. In the movie, the sheep stop the bus in front of “Bramasole” where Frances decides to buy the house.
Starting with pasta: pici, tagliatelle, pappardelle, gnocchi; then an appetizer which will change with the season. We are very lucky because we will get fresh vegetable products from Mama Paola’s garden. We will cook panzanella, ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, zucchini flowers and more.The cooking class will include a dessert: tiramisù, cantucci toscana (almond biscuits), zuppa Inglese.
The recipes are seasonal using fresh products. You can choose your favourite recipe. The adventure will end at our beautiful table while you are enjoying the meal you have created.
The adventure will end at our beautiful table enjoying the meal you have created.
The class during 3-4 hour ( from 2 to 10 People) – cost from € 80 to € 110 per person.
Cheese Making class
Lapo and Ilaria teach the traditional method of production and aging of Pecorino. Typically ,Tuscan cheese is produced from sheep milk . We don’t paustorize our milk and therefore, this cheese is a raw milk cheese. It is a unique and different experience. During the course, you will produce three types of cheese: raveggiolo, pecorino and ricotta. Our Ricotta is also mentioned in the Under the Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances Mayes.
The experience will end with a wonderful tasting of Tuscan bruschetta, pecorino cheese, pasta, and ricotta with jam, all accompanied by good wine.
The class start at 10 a.m. for finish at 2.00 pm ( from 2 to 12 People). Cost from € 70 to € 90 per person.
Do you have less time for a cooking class but want to visit a farm and taste the farm products? Choosing one of our tastings:
- Bruschetta, 3 pecorino, salad, wine, water, visit at the farm and sheep
- bruschetta, 3 pecorino, salad, cantucci e vin santo, wine, water, visit at the farm and sheep
- bruschetta, 3 pecorino, salad, pasta, cantucci e vin santo, wine, water, visit at the farm and sheep
The tastings are based on the choice of the menu and the cost is from € 25 to € 50 per person.