Explore the tastes, sights & smells of Italy on a cookery holiday with Stirred Travel

Stirred Travel offers luxury cookery holidays in Italy and beyond with in-depth, hands on classes using the very best local and seasonal produce.

In an informal and inspiring setting under the guidance of renowned chefs, our cookery courses will immerse you in regions known for their outstanding beauty, culture and serious dedication to producing the finest food. Not only will a Stirred holiday leave you relaxed and energised, but also trained in the art of truly delicious cooking.

The experience

The experience

Stirred brings together all the ingredients for a truly memorable cooking experience. From crafting the perfect tortelloni to frying the lightest zucchini flowers, you will be discovering the secrets of true Italian cooking.

When not honing your cooking skills, picking up cheffy tips or perfecting delicious dishes, you can look forward to sampling carefully sourced regional wines, learning how to make mozzarella and indulging in artisan cheeses, discovering exceptional local delicacies in unique family-run trattorias and above all relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

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Our locations

From the mountainous vineyards of the Veneto in the north to the ancient olive groves of Puglia in the south, Stirred brings you to the corners of Italy to experience the very best these regions have to offer.

We are firm believers that great food tastes even better in a beautiful setting, so with that in mind we have paid careful attention to architecture, history, space and comfort when searching for the perfect backdrop for a Stirred cookery holiday.

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Bespoke experiences

In addition to our scheduled weeks in the Veneto and Puglia, Stirred organises bespoke, tailor-made gourmet trips all year round throughout Italy and beyond. Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll work with you to put together a unique itinerary for the culinary trip of a lifetime. 

Whether it’s truffle hunting in Piedmont or exploring Catalan cuisine & tapas in Barcelona, Stirred can help organise a trip to fit your requirements.

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The chefs

Each Stirred cookery course is hosted by one of our acclaimed chefs. While they all share a remarkable depth of knowledge and passion for Italian cuisine, our chefs have their own individual teaching style and technique making no two weeks the same. 

  • "I thank you from the bottom of my heart for offering this week of cookery, friendship, excursions, tastings and immersion in the Italian way of being. Your attention to detail and your ability to meet our every need made this a perfect cooking holiday. I loved every minute!"

    Caroline Cavelti, Canada
  • “I just wanted to say again – THANK YOU for one of THE BEST experiences. The week flew by but I learned so much and met some really wonderful, generous and interesting people. You should be very proud of what you have created in this business.”

    Jody Robertson, Australia
  • “Thank you so much for organising a simply fantastic week. You’ve certainly worked extremely hard in making everything so simple, easy and enjoyable for us your customers or rather friends. With any event I attend I always judge its success or otherwise on one simple maxim. Irrespective of the cost, be it either a few hundred pounds or several thousand pounds was it Value For Money. Cooking with Sophie in Villa Casagrande was most certainly Value For Money."

    Colin Quickmire, UK
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