Visit local Bottegas and learn about fresh organic ingredients
Local product tasting
Cook your gourmet Italian meal and bring back home the secret receipes
Eat your gorgeous lunch while tasting different Tuscan wines
Unique and surprising location in Florence city centre
Enjoy a relaxed and intimate atmosphere
Get your Recipe Booklet and Graduation Certificate!
Mon - Sat at 9:00 AM
APR to OCT
Florencetown, creator of most popular and entertaining cooking classes and Florence food tours, is proud to present Tuscany's ultimate and most exclusive hands-on culinary experience: the VIP Small-Group Cooking Masterclass & Food Tour.
Discover Florence using your senses, dive into the local gastronomic heritage, taste mouth-watering traditional specialties and master the art of Tuscan cooking! Meet your dedicated chef and follow him on a wondrous "Food Quest" through the charming streets of historic Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourood. Talented and entertaining, he will lead you to the most picturesque traditional grocery shops, the ancient Florentine bottegas. This is where the local gourmands and chefs do their shopping! Browse through the shops, losing yourself in the delectable aromas and sensational flavors.
Taste scrumptious specialties, enjoying the exclusive guidance offered by your professional chef, and choose the ingredients to use for your cooking class during your food tour of Florence, in Italy.
Groceries in hand you will take a short walk to our cooking class facility, a delightful location in the city center. Aprons on! Follow your chef's skilled know-how and learn how to concoct the most exquisite traditional dishes: your menu will generally include home-made hand-rolled pasta, a tasty pasta sauce, a traditional main dish such as Eggplant Parmigiana and a typical dessert, too, like almond Tuscan cantuccini (typical Tuscan dry biscuits) to dip into sweet Vinsanto wine.
Master the art of kneading dough into fragrant home-made pasta, or roll out perfect potato Gnocchi, and get the hang of using a pestle to crush fresh basil and pine-nuts into creamy flavorful extra-virgin olive oil Pesto! Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a glass of excellent Tuscan wine to relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself, in the heart of historic Florence.
Perfect for gourmands, foodies and taste-devotees in general, our signature VIP Small-Group Cooking Masterclass leads you straight into Tuscan gastronomic heaven, in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere and with the privilege of the personalized attention of a professional chef. At the end of the experience receive a full Recipe Booklet, a superb souvenir which will allow you to share the delicious recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.
Vip Small-group hands-on Cooking Class with a famous local Chef in a fashinating kitchen in Florence
Guided Food Tour of Florence historic food Bottegas with our Chef
Food and local product tastig
Use of apron and cooking utensils
All ingredients for your lunch
Lunch with Wine Tasting of Tuscan wines
Booklet with receipes
Free subscription to our Food & Wine Club (25-Euro value), to access special discounts online on wine and typical products
People on this tour: min1 - max10
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica, corner with Via Pellicceria (the Florencetown kiosk on the left of the APPLE STORE, under the arches) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance. Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them. Please note that when the Bottegas are closed a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will substitute instead.
This tour runs rain or shine.
| Total reviews for this tour: 23
“Matt is a great chef and a very funny engaging host. We had a great time. We would definitely do this again.”
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to the culinary delights of Florence. After visiting a pastry shop, a coffee shop, and an olive oil store we went back to all three later in the week, delighted to know where to find such delectable treats! And, importantly, we very much enjoyed learning how to cook some new dishes. Fun, fun day!”
“My family and I took the Master Cooking class and loved it. Going to different coffee and pastry stops was fun. Our chef was fabulous. We learned how to make biscotti, gnocchi and pesto sauce. Would highly recommend Florence town.”
“My sister-in-law, niece and I took the Masterclass and Food Walking tour with Martina which was wonderful She was an excellent teacher and fun as well. Would definitely recommend this organization.”
“We have seen and done some amazing things while we have been in Italy, but so far my favorite is the Italian cooking class with Florencetown. Nick and Cate were our chiefs and we're just fantastic. Can't wait to make homemade Italian supper back home!”
“Our chef, Marco, was wonderful! The itinerary was perfect and at a very comfortable pace. The whole class was enjoyable from the market, to the cooking, and the winery tour. A very enjoyable day. And the food was exquisite!”
“Chef Nicole was excellent instructor. Small class (6) and both informative and lots of fun. Our teenage granddaughters were with and thought day was outstanding. Recommend highly”
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