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Tour code: 5070FARMHOUSE
Learn your way around an Italian kitchen with this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 4-course lunch. Search for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before venturing to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside. Take your cue from an expert chef as you create an Italian spread of pizza, pasta, roast pork and dessert. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.

Highlights

  • Full-day Tuscan food tour with market visit, cooking class, 4-course meal and wine
  • Visit a historical food market in Florence to shop for ingredients and sample food and wine
  • Travel to a farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside for a cooking lesson with a local chef
  • Prepare a traditional meal including Tuscan arista, pizza, pasta, tiramisu and gelato
  • Savor Chianti wine and other local varietals alongside your creations
  • Receive a cooking diploma and the recipes

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What You Can Expect

Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

Learn how to make a delicious Tiramisu!

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide. Walk to a Florentine food market and peruse the stalls, each teeming with the region’s freshest ingredients, including cured meats, olives, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes and other Tuscan delicacies. Select some of these high-quality ingredients for your cooking class later in the afternoon and enjoy tastings of the food and wine.

Climb aboard a minibus and journey into the Tuscan hills, where you'll arrive at a rustic farmhouse. Under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare a full Tuscan meal, starting with an array of appetizers. Discover the culinary secrets behind Tuscan meat sauces and watch how to whip up Italian pasta from scratch.

Then grab fresh bread, tomatoes and olive oil to create a bruschetta and Italian pizza. Take a break to feast on your dishes, sitting down with a glass of Chianti wine.

Return to the kitchen to prepare traditional roast pork, seasoned with fresh herbs from the farm. While the pork cooks, learn how to make tiramisu and Italian gelato, using a freezing process that creates the ice cream's dense texture.

Finally, reward yourself with your 4-course meal. Complement your roast pork and desserts with Tuscan wine and good conversation. Before returning to Florence, you’ll receive the recipes you learned so you can impress family and friends back at home with your Italian dishes.

Itinerary

Please note: When Mercato Centrale in Florence is closed you will visit Sant'Ambrogio Market instead.

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of my best days in Italy! I've done other cooking classes, but this was the best! I enjoyed everything about this well planned day, the best part was eating the yummy food we cooked ourselves!
Our tour guide, Lavi, made the day extra special. You really don't want to miss this perfect day

Sharon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful staff - lots of fun and very informative. Learned many things and ate the food we cooked after - some of the best we had in Florence - along with some lovely Classico Chianti

bohannont

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Out of our 17 day trip to Italy, this was definitely a highlight! The hosts from the tour company made everyone feel comfortable. Beautiful location of the farmhouse cooking class. Loved Carmela, the chef. So energetic and fun! We enjoyed it so much, we signed up for the Wine and Dine with them the following evening. Everyone was top notch!!!

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Sandra, Olivia, Carmella and all of the staff were friendly, hospitable, fun and truly appear to love their work. Oh, yes, the food and vino were delicious and plentiful, as well!

Naylr04

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Elisa and Lavania were absolutely a delight. They were patient,informative, spoke English well and most of all - they had a great sense of humor to keep us smiling all day long.
Isaac stepped in for Carmela as the Chef for the day and provided great guidance and a terrific meal. The day before we were on another tour visiting wineries with a different company than WalkAbout and the guide was horrible. Would book Walk About Florence every time from now on.

D.bmitchell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Super trip. Guides Alisa and Lavinia were superb, informative and helpful. Chef Isaac was warm and delightful. Trip starts with about a 90 minute walk from office through a couple of historical stops, vegetable market, bakery, espresso break and on to Mercato Centrale to pick up some cheese and meat. From there a bus ride to the hills overlooking Florence. In the modern kitchen we pitched in to make Ragusa sauce, then bruschetta. Made pizza dough, fashioned pizzas, made pasta, gelato and tiramisu. Ate pizza then at end of day enjoyed the meal of pasta with rage, roast pork and the desserts. Wine available all along. Food excellent and more than enough! Unforgettable. Need to be able to do the walking.

kbmc525

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour guides were awesome - absolutely enhanced the day. Would definitely do this again.

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My husband and I did this tour after a friend suggest we do so on our trip to Florence. We are so happy we heeded her suggestion. This tour was provided by a local tour company....We had so much fun and are eager to make the food for family and friends at home we even made bruscetta two nights after our experience while still on vacation. Our guide, Lavenia, was TERRIFFIC and the historical lessons she provided throughout our tour of the city while picking up ingredients made this trip even better. Would recommend to anyone looking to do something authentic with a hint of history in it.

Anna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Clara was very welcoming! I highly enjoyed making gnocchi and risotto from scratch.

lisa.benefiel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour, the class, the location, the chef, our tour guide Gloria..... all amazing!!!
Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence. It will not disappoint.
Only thing to mention to Viator is that we never received the recipes that we were promised would be emailed to us. Can you please send?

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