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Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

Activity provider: Florencetown

Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

Activity provider: Florencetown
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From US$ 115.86 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover Milan’s artisans inside the “Mercato Centrale” (central market). Prepare typical Milanese fare and traditional Italian cuisine with a cooking class led by an expert chef.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Take a tour of the central market of Milan and learn about the cuisine of the city
  • Select the best produce with the guidance of your chef
  • Learn how to make authentic dishes such as fresh pasta, cheese fondue, and ragout
Full description

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s

bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

  • Guided visit to the central market of Milan
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Cooking class in Milan
  • Apron
  • Cooking utensils
  • All ingredients required
  • Lunch
  • 2 glasses of wine, or a soft drink
  • Graduation certificate
  • Booklet with recipes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied at least one adult
  • The menu varies slightly from season to season, but generally includes hand-made pasta, pasta sauces, cheese fondue, and a dessert
  • Vegetarians and those with food allergies can be accommodated, please notify the local partner when booking
  • Please provide any details with regards to impaired mobility and the local partner will do their best to accommodate you
  • Note that the current COVID regulations are valid until March 31, 2022. For any update please contact our staff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Today was definitely a feast both for the stomach but surprisingly for the soul. There is nothing more meaningful than have a Chef like Francesco share his expertise as a Chef but even more so to display the great pride he has for his country’s incredible cuisine. It invites you to find out even more about what else there is and experience it’s many flavors. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and pride for your beautiful Country with my daughter and myself.

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September 22, 2022

7 out of 5 stars. A fantasy experience from start to finish. One bonus star because the food was deadly good and the market was delightfully charming. And one bonus star because Giacomo is beautiful and you should book this tour just to spend time with him. He led everything very well, explaining not only what to do, but also why. Very informative, fun and delicious.

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August 18, 2022

Just do it

September 9, 2022

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