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Our most recommended Florence Cooking Classes

  • Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

    1. Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

    Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook with a beautiful estate just outside of Florence as your backdrop. Learn the whole pizza-making process, from making and kneading the dough to choosing the perfect toppings. Whenever possible, the ingredients are even picked from the estate's own vegetable garden! Once the delicious pizza comes out of the wood oven, you'll relax and enjoy it alongside a glass of Chianti wine or a cold beer. Then, the fun continues with a lesson on the special techniques used to make creamy gelato. Not only will you leave with your tastebuds satisfied, but you'll also have a unique and memorable experience to take home with you.

    Excellent class. The host Luca was hilarious, the pizza was the best we’ve ever had, and the scenery of the location was gorgeous. Highly recommended.

  • Handmade Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Dinner

    2. Handmade Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Dinner

    Take an exciting cooking course and learn to make your own authentic fresh pasta, following traditional Italian recipes. Under the expert guidance of a multilingual chef, learn how to make high-quality fresh pasta, both using a rolling pin and a pasta machine. Use classic recipes and methods that you will remember and use for years to come. Make 3 different types of delicious pasta with 3 different sauces, as well as a typical Italian dessert. The course will be followed by a lunch or dinner featuring the dishes you have prepared during the class as well as a fine Tuscan wine in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Don't miss this chance to challenge your cooking skills, and learn a new set of recipes for delicious Tuscan cuisine.

    My wife and I wanted to do a cooking class when we arrived in Florence and we decided to book this class. We are very happy we did we had a great time. They taught you 3 different types of pasta and a dessert along with wine. I would highly recommend this class

  • From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

    3. From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

    First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals, and meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products. Then it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with the chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door! Learn to prepare a classic bruschetta with fresh bre...

    So glad I did this cooking class! Lavi was an excellent guide and Carmela is such a great and lively cook ❤️ Can’t wait to try again my own pasta ☺️

  • Pizza & Gelato Preparation Class in Florence

    4. Pizza & Gelato Preparation Class in Florence

    Learn how to make pizza and gelato just like the Italians! In this late afternoon class, your chef will introduce you to the history of these most delicious of Italian creations. With a professional pizza chef, you will bake a pizza called pizzaiolo. Learn how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, as well as the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. Even if you bake pizza in your own oven, these techniques are universal and using them really makes a difference. Make your very own pizza - stretch it, sauce it, bake it, slice it. This will be the best pizza you ever tasted, and you made it yourself! After pizza, it’s time for gelato. Your chef will explain why gelato remains Italy's favorite dessert while giving an insight into the gelato culture that continues to grow. Learn about the raw ingredients used for bases and about principles for...

    Fantastic, chef was chatty and helped us with the experience. Wine was drunk and new friends made

  • Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

    5. Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

    Learn how to cook a delicious and authentic Tuscan meal with fresh seasonal ingredients, under the guidance of an experienced chef. Begin by visiting Florence's historic food market. With the help of your guide and chef, pick the freshest and most delicious local ingredients to use during the cooking lessons. You will have the chance to prepare a four-course meal (starter, first course, second course and dessert) in a top-class culinary school. The course will be followed by a lunch with the dishes you have prepared together, paired with an excellent Tuscan wine as well as a fun and friendly atmosphere.

    It was amazing! The tour in the market was interesting and the oil tasting was great. It could have been a little shorter though so that there will be more time for cooking. Our group was small so it was very pleasant. We cooked 4 dishes and it was delicious. Francesco was very funny and we loved the whole experience!

  • From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    6. From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside, visiting the most gorgeous corners of Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti area. Departing from Florence, drive to the historic village of Monteriggioni. Admire the landscape of olive groves and vineyards dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas, and castles. Continue to Siena, where a local expert guide will lead you through the city's steep medieval streets to marvel at splendid palaces. Reach the Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale, and Piazza del Campo, where the Palio race takes place every year. Make a stop at a farmhouse in Chianti, where you will taste some of the best Tuscan wines, and a tasty lunch made with local produce. Continue to San Gimignano, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The guide will lead you into the heart of the village and then you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, an...

  • Tuscan Cooking Course with Dinner

    7. Tuscan Cooking Course with Dinner

    This tour is a unique chance to learn how to prepare a Tuscan dinner. To begin, you will be instructed in a small group on how to choose the proper ingredients. Skilled chefs will teach the art of Italian cooking and in the end you will get to enjoy the fruits of your work. Moving from starter to dessert, you will improve your knowledge about Italian food and its delicate preparation. Later, share with your friends and family back home what you've learned in this course. Lovers of the culinary arts can savor the atmosphere of this Italian cooking school and feel like real chefs in a Florentine-style kitchen as they prepare a 4-course Tuscan meal. No prior experience is necessary to join the cooking class - just a love of great food!

    The class was especially nice as only 7 people attended. The chef was gracious and gave good instruction and demonstration. She made sure everyone participated. Good easy recipes to duplicate at home.

  • 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

    8. 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

    This Florentine cooking class lasts approximately 4-hours. During this time, you will learn how to prepare a real Italian menu. At the end of the class, you will receive the recipes for the dishes you have made, so you can prepare an Italian dinner once you're back home. You will meet a professional chef and their team: the cooking class will be held in the language you choose. You will prepare four traditional Tuscan courses, including: an appetiser, a pasta course, a second course, and a dessert. Water and wine are also included in this cooking experience. At the end of the class you will taste what you have cooked. Vegetarian options are available - please inform the supplier of your dietary requirements.

  • Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

    9. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

    Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

    The chef was fabulous and it was the perfect amount of time. The best part is.... you get to keep the recipes at the end!

  • Tuscany: A Full Day in Winery of San Gimignano

    10. Tuscany: A Full Day in Winery of San Gimignano

    Upon arrival, guests are greeted by staff in the welcome center for a short walking tour of the historic property and you will learn how to enjoy some good wines and discover excellent wine-tasting techniques. Ride a Scooter, a bicycle, or - if you prefer and know how - a horse, on quiet and scenic roads through the hillsides of the Chianti and San Gimignano region. You will be taken to the heart of Tuscany where some of the most famous Chianti, Vernaccia, and other wines are produced. You will visit small medieval villages where you will stop to take beautiful pictures. After this amazing tour, you will visit the winery to participate in a cooking class of a three-course Tuscan dinner. Prepare an appetizer, a first, and a second course, including a daily dessert. Later enjoy this delicious dinner. This experience is ideal for those fans of Tuscan wine who desire to learn more about th...

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 542 reviews

My wife and I wanted to do a cooking class when we arrived in Florence and we decided to book this class. We are very happy we did we had a great time. They taught you 3 different types of pasta and a dessert along with wine. I would highly recommend this class

We’ve had a lovely day in the kitchen, it was just my friend and me so we could get the full experience. I can definitely recommend the course, we will be back for sure!!

Excellent class. The host Luca was hilarious, the pizza was the best we’ve ever had, and the scenery of the location was gorgeous. Highly recommended.

simply perfect in every way. Great show, great food, great people and fantastic setting. MAx, Luigi Luca : 5 stars

Fantastic, chef was chatty and helped us with the experience. Wine was drunk and new friends made