Castello di Potentino

The White Cottage Bakery's Tuscan Baking Retreat

Starts on: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ends on: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Price: Starting from - based on available rooms and number of guests, fill out the form for total price.

Helen from the White Cottage Bakery was recently a participant at Terroir Tuscany last November and we immediately knew she would be back at Potentino before too long. 

Helen has devised this wonderful week of hands-on baking and all things yeasty. Come and get kneading! Master the art of Italian bread making! It is going to be a brilliant week.


Helen Underwood is based in the UK where she runs a Baking School from her farmhouse in the Cambridgeshire countryside. She now exclusively teaches, having run an award-winning bakery for many years, specialising in sourdough and the use of heritage grains. She champions local millers and her work emphasises the importance of provenance, seasonality and sustainability. She runs workshops throughout the year and works as a breadmaking consultant both in the UK and in Europe.

Fees include:

  • Full board including all wines and lodging at the castle for seven nights
  • Daily bread making classes with Helen and her team
  • Excursions to:
    • Il Silene, to see local Michelin starred chef, Roberto Rossi's, Panettone making
    • A visit to the local flour mill 
  • Tasting of Castello di Potentino's wines, with winemaker Charlotte Horton
  •  Olive oil and salami tastings
  • Cheesemaking with Lorenzo and Francesca of Caseificio Murceti who graze their sheep in the pastures around the castle.

Transfers and transportation are not included but can be arranged upon request.

Optional Italian classes (for all levels), Massages, personal fitness can be organised upon request for a supplement.

If you have any questions before booking do not hesitate to get in touch via email. Alexander will be available to help you with all your needs.

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