The best Florence cooking class: hands-on, year-round, in the heart of town
- Cooking Masterclass by a famous local Chef in a fascinating kitchen in Florence
- Personalized attention
- Food and local products tasting
- Use of apron and cooking utensils
- All ingredients for your lunch
from MAR to OCT: every day at 9.00am / from NOV to FEB: Mon to Sat at 9.00am
The Ultimate Florence Cooking Class
Popular and sought-after in all seasons, year after year, by groups of friends, fun-loving families and foodies, our signature "Wanna Be Italiano" cooking class in Florence is the very best hands-on culinary experience you can get in the city! Dive into the depths of flavor, master the art of preparing a mouth-watering Tuscan meal in the heart of downtown Florence with our experienced, charismatic chef.
First of all set off for Florence's central food market. The "Mercato Centrale" is the city's largest, most lively and colorful grocery market, an enormous bazaar filled with deliciousness! Led by your chef you will browse, learn about the local specialties and the Tuscan food heritage, and liase with the vegetable vendors, butchers and bakers as you pick out the best, tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. Groceries in hand take a short walk to our cooking class facility, a delightful location which will make you feel at home, and enjoy a tasting of typical delicacies before starting the actual class.
Aprons on, following your chef's skilled instructions and learn how to prepare exquisite traditional dishes: crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces and dessert, too. Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a good glass of Chianti wine and relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself in the heart of historic Florence.
At the end of the experience you will receive a Cooking Class Attendance Certificate, as well as a full Recipe Booklet to share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.
*Meal includes the menu as prepared and 2 glasses of Chianti wine per person. Menu of our Florence Cooking class varies slightly according to the season but will generally include bruschetta, hand-made pasta, pasta sauce and a dessert.
*Vegetarians and/or those suffering from intolerance and/or allergies are more than welcome: vegetarian and other alternative recipes are available and included (advance notice is appreciated).
- Visit of the Central market of Florence with our Chefs (except on Sundays and bank holidays, see notes)
- Food and local products tasting
- Cooking class in Florence with famous local Chefs
- Lunch with Wine Tasting (2 glasses of wine)
- Graduation Certificate
- Booklet with recipes
Suitable for vegetarians! (please inform us in advance)
FLORENCETOWN COOKING SCHOOL, Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze, close to Florence Central Market 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.
Kindly note that the Central Market is closed Sundays and public holidays: on these days the class program will include a special introduction on Tuscan cooking and additional local product tastings.
This tour runs rain or shine.
“Instructors were fun and very informative and gave great instruction. One of the highlights of our trip.”
“A fun way to experience how to cook traditional pasta dishes and taste Italian meats and cheeses. Very professional presentation.”
“If you love food, you have to attend this cooking class. One of the best decisions in my life! The market tour was amazing and we tasted so many types of salami, ham and cheese. The cooking class itself was fabolous.”
“The tour thru the market was outstanding. I love to cook and learn. I am now an expert making tiramisu. Fun, Fun, Fun!”
“We had a blast. The chefs were entertaining as well as educational. Food was delicious and I've already tried the recipes since I've been home. It was also awesome to interact with other classmates throughout the course. We highly recommend!”
“We had a great time making our dishes. It’s four months later and we are still using the recipes at home. Not only was it tons of fun- we also got a ton of local food knowledge. I highly recommend this class.”
“Fantastic time making fresh pasta, bolongese sauce, and tiramisu! Instructors were superb! Would highly recommend!”
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