Video Membership Site

Buy a 1-year subscription to our video membership site to gain unlimited access to our huge collection of 150+ video recipes, eBooks, and articles on techniques and ingredients of the Italian kitchen, so that you can learn whenever it suits your schedule, in the comfort of your kitchen, and at your own pace. Click here to become a member!

Culinary Tours to Italy

Join us in Italy on a once-in-a-lifetime food lover's tour! Click here to see our tour schedule. All our tours share the same philosophy: our aim is to immerse you fully in the regional cuisine. You'll savor local specialties, meet food artisans, and learn authentic Italian cooking in hands-on cooking classes. We visit smaller destinations rather than large tourist centers, favoring small gems where you can really feel part of the fabric of Italian life. Whether you're tasting wines in the Tuscan hills, making fresh mozzarella in Puglia, honing your pasta skills in Sicily, or dining in Portofino, you'll savor every delicious moment of your time with us.

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Redeeming your Gift Certificate

Did you receive a gift certificate that you want to redeem? To help process your request faster, Email us with the name of the person who purchased it, and we will find it in our files.

Gift certificates have no monetary value - they can only be applied towards virtual cooking classes, subscriptions to our video membership site, copies of The Best Pasta Sauces: Favorite Regional Italian Recipes, Rustico Cooking aprons, or our cooking tours to Italy.

Please note that promotional offers do not apply on existing gift certificates; special offers are applicable to new purchases only.

Reactivate your 3 year and older Rustico Cooking Gift Certificate

If you've had a gift certificate for more than 3 years, you will need to reactivate it so you can redeem it towards a class. The reactivation cost is calculated as per the table below, and depends on how long ago the gift certificate was purchased in months. The gift certificate has its full value for 1 year from the date it was purchased, then its value goes down by $1 a month after the 1 year mark. Each spot on a certificate is subject to the $1/mo decrease - if a certificate has 2 spots (initial value $220 or $240), then each spot on that certificate decreases by $1/mo. However we waive the $1 a month for certificates that are up to 3 years old. Therefore there is no reactivation fee needed for certificates that are 3 years or less. For gift certificates that are older than 3 years old, see the table below to determine its value and the reactivation fee.

Not sure how long ago you got your certificate? No problem: Email us and we'll check for you; we need to know your name, and the name of the person who bought it for you.

Certificate Age
Certificate Age
Certificate Value
(depends on month)
Reactivation Fee
(depends on month)
1 yearup to 12 monthsfull $0
2 yearup to 24 monthsfull minus $1 to $12 $0 (fee waived)
3 yearup to 36 monthsfull minus $13 to $24 $0 (fee waived)
4 yearup to 48 monthsfull minus $25 to $36 $25 to $36
5 yearup to 60 monthsfull minus $37 to $48 $37 to $48
6 yearup to 72 monthsfull minus $49 to $60 $49 to $60
7 yearup to 84 monthsfull minus $61 to $72 $61 to $72
8 yearup to 96 monthsfull minus $73 to $84 $73 to $84
9 yearup to 108 monthsfull minus $85 to $96 $85 to $96
10 yearup to 120 monthsfull minus $97 to $108 $97 to $108
11 yearup to 132 monthfull minus $109 to $120 $109 to $120