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Cooking Classes and Experiences at LaChiusa



LaChiusa Tuscany
Via Della Madonnina, 88
53049 Montefollonico SI



La Chiusa

Is a small country Inn, fine restaurant and cooking school located in Montefollonico between Pienza and Montepulciano, 45 minutes from Siena.

With views from its hill top setting of both Monte Amiata and Montepulciano, LaChiusa was originally owned by a Roman soldier in 300AD and is well known for its long tradition of producing oilve oil.

American owned and operated.

Tuscan Expereinces at Lachiusa

We offer:  Cooking Classes.   Olive Oil Tasting.  Pizza Class.  Truffle Hunting.  Lunch in the Olive Grove



Cooking Classes

Let one of our Nonnas teach you the secrets of Tuscan cooking.  Pick your menu and recipes to personalize your class. We will share recipes that have been handed down for generations–all made with fresh, local ingredients.

Olive Oil Class & Tasting

Take a class in Olive Oil.  Not just a tasting, but a class to teach you about olive oil production and how to know olive oil is “real.”  Lead by our local olive oil expert.  At the end, you can choose to have our LaChiusa olive oil shipped to your home.

Pizza Class

Become a Pizzaiolo.  Make pizza dough from scratch and personalize your pizza with fresh, local ingredients from our garden and prepare yourself for a “pizza party!”  Learn to make our signature sweet dessert pizza.  All in our 500 year-old brick oven.  

Truffle Hunting

Hunt for these culinary gems with our private truffle hunter and his skillful pups in the “backyard” of La Chiusa. See how the dogs are trained to find truffles, watch them dig and work as a team.  After, enjoy a delicious meal of truffle pasta and wine.

Lunch in the Olive Grove

Like a scene from a movie you will enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, served family style, set among our 300-year-old olive trees. Tuscan bruschetta, local cheese and meats, fresh baked breads, traditional bowls of pasta to share, salad, olives & Tuscan Cantucci. 

Special services

TripAdvisor, May 2023:  Best Place Ever! La Chiusa is amazing. The staff treats you like family. We had THE BEST experience. The view is unparalleled–we hated to leave. I simply cannot say enough about this place and the people who work here. It was heaven to be there.

Facebook, November 2023:  I can’t stop making pasta! Everywhere I go I see pasta! You two are wonderful hosts. Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious. I can’t stop thinking about my time there. The pasta, the wine, the pasta, the wine…I am recommending you to everyone I know!"


What's included

Originally a 'frantoi' or olive oil mill, our 1700 year old property still boasts a grove of nearly 1000 olive trees which supply the essential ingredient for meals served in the in-house restaurant.

You can also enjoy a picnic in our lavender fields and vineyards.






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