5 star rating: Highly Recommended 208 Reviews

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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Combine your love of pizza and gelato (an Italian version of ice cream) with a unique cooking class in beautiful Florence. Learn how to make gelato and cook an authentic Italian pizza with a professional chef who will guide and teach you along the way. Discover and taste the many Italian gelato flavors that are made in Italy, and sample an array of Italian pizzas. Your new cooking skills will be the best souvenir you take home from your trip to Italy.

Numbers are limited to 25 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Make your own Italian pizza and gelato in this Florence cooking class
  • Sample a variety of different pizzas and gelato flavors
  • Learn tips and traditional Italian culinary methods from a professional chef

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What You Can Expect

Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Florence Cooking Class

Create your own authentic Italian pizza and learn how to make gelato during this Florence cooking class. Italians take their food very seriously, and before you start cooking, you must understand some pizza basics. Pizza Margherita got its name from Italy’s Queen Margherita, who in the late 19th century in Naples was served a pizza resembling the Italian flag – red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil. The beloved Italian pizza as we know it today was born.

Today, Italians make variety of pizzas from different regions. While toppings and cheeses may vary from region to region, the culinary rule of using fresh, local ingredients remains the same throughout the country. This cooking class will give you the opportunity to create and bake your own Italian pizza.

Then it’s on to dessert, as you learn how to make authentic Italian gelato. While similar to ice cream found elsewhere in the world, gelato does have some differences, including a generally lower butterfat content and a freezing process that creates a denser, more flavorful product. During the cooking class, you will learn the process of making gelato, tasting the creations as you go.

As you are guided through the stages of both pizza- and gelato-making with a professional chef, you’ll learn valuable tips and hints that you can take home for future cooking. Impress your friends after your trip with your newfound Italian cooking skills!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

David and Gulio were excellent teachers and I enjoyed my time in their class very much. Loved the food we made. A great way to enjoy an evening in Florence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class with Daniel and Andre. There was a group of twelve people and it was a lot of fun. The pizza's we made were delicious and they were served with some wine. Daniel prepared the chocolate and vanilla gelato which we later enjoyed. Nice people and conversation. Highly recommend this to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very fun evening. We got to eat the pizzas we made. Although we did not get to make the Gelato, they showed us how to make it and we got to eat it at the end of the meal. The chefs were very entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved our cooking class!! The two chefs we're entertaining and informative. We learned how to knead a proper pizza dough and what flour to use. They also educated us on knowing a good gelato from a bad one and how different gelatos are made. The pizza and gelato were delicious! We truly enjoyed this class and it's a great value! Highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I suppose this may sound rather cliche, but everything was just perfect. Well worth the experience. I might be a bit biased, but the pizza was the best pizza we had during our stay in Italy :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

SOOO much fun and everything was delicious! My husband and I had an amazing time, we had a small group and were able to interact well with the chefs. This is a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A fun experiance, make your own pizza dough from scratch and add with your favorite toppings. A cooking class and dining experience all in one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a fabulous evening! We took this class with our 4 children ages 6-16. The teachers were friendly and entertaining. They even let our children assist them during the gelato demonstration. It was a fun, different highlight of our italy vacation and we highly recommend it!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an awesome way to experience Florence. This was good good good. Chefs were amazing, food was amazing, experience was amazing. DO IT!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to spend an evening in Florence. The instructors were great and made it fun for all ages. The pizza and gelato was great.

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