Cooking classes with Beppy –  Tuscan recipes at Villa LaMassa.

Mum Beppina comes to Vertelli for sharing her skills of an 80yo Italian lady. She usually cooks home made pasta for delicious tagliatelle or tasty ravioli.     If you would like Mum can show you how to make gnocchi with our local fantastic red potatoes from Cetica.

All pasta will be served with fantastic sauces and the meal will be finishing with a perfect Pannacotta .

The DeiMori Villa LaMassa will make you prepare the meal  in a relaxed atmosphere with lots  of laughs and good local wines.

Please ask for our cooking class and you’ll have Beppy helping you to prepare a Tuscan meal for whole your party.


Pavlova La Massa Ingredients: 4 large or 5 regular egg whites at room temperature – not straight out of fridge – there must be NO trace of yolk. Tiniest pinch of salt 225 grams of castor sugar – I …

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Pears and Pecorino cheese     –    goat-cheese and figs  –  Parmisan or GranaPadano


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For years, people who have stayed at both DeiMori in Florence and at La Massa in Tuscany have enjoyed one of Danny’s Carbonara . These pasta suppers have often been impromptu affairs, done on the spur of the moment …

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There are many appetizers unique to Tuscany that are often presented on a platter in mixed, colorful form that Tuscans refer to as Antipasto Misto.  The individual Tuscan appetizers, many of which are shown in my blog photos, include: …

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