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Overview

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 bruschetta, pasta, roast pork and dessert. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.
  • 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, bruschetta, pasta, and tiramisu
  • Savor Chianti wine and other local varietals alongside your creations
  • Receive a cooking diploma and the recipes
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. 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. 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 the typical Italian dessert, the classic tiramisu.
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.

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, Jan 2019

Cooking class and market tour hosted by Isaac and Carmela were excellent. The energy levels from the hosts were infectious and made for an extremely enjoyable day. The menu was diverse and provided opportunity to learn and practice a number of Tuscan cooking techniques. The class culminated in a magnificent lunch.

M
, Jan 2019

Our family - Mum, Dad, 19yo daughter, 17yo son, 15yo son and 12yo daughter enjoyed every moment of this wonderful day!

c
, Jan 2019

Our day cooking with Carmela and Isak was one of the best days we had on our recent trip to Italy. It started with a very informative tour of the open market where bread, produce, and meat was selected. We then headed to a Tuscan commercial kitchen in a farmhouse not too far away with breathtaking views. The Farmhouse has amazing cooking facilitites for students to actually prepare ingredients for dinner. Carmela and Isak were entertaining as they gave direction on every step of the preparation stages. Students helped, drank a little wine, and enjoyed interacting and cooking. It was fun and light (no pressure). Once everything was ready, everyone contributed their own efforts to create community culinary, then we were served beautiful meals from stuff we created!!!! So Fun! One of the highest highlighs from our trip (and best photos)!! Will urge anyone headed to Tusdany to try this class,Thank you to Isak, Carmela, and the crew that kept everything moving, cleaned, and organized. The site was so beautiful, making cooking so much fun!!Great event!! When we get back to Florence, we will take this class again!!

T
, Dec 2018

We had a great time on this cooking class and market tour. Isak and Carmelo we’re both really great, fun hosts and even better chefs! Highly recommend!

C
, Nov 2018

This was an eye opening experience that we will always treasure and we look forward to doing again during our next visit. For starters both Gloria and Isak are amazing hosts and really made the experience special. Walking through Florence and the Central Market with Gloria was wonderful as she talked about the history of Florence that always went back to food. The Central Market where we collected our local ingredients was especially fun as we tried different food items as Gloria talked about how the Italians use these staple items (these 2.5 hours breezed by). Afterwards, we walked a few more blocks to an awaiting shuttle that whisked us away into the countryside (the bonus we were not far at all from Florence) to the farmhouse to make our traditional tuscan meal. I do not want to ruin any surprises but taking in the scenery and the 5-course meal itself was divine. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a magical experience. An added bonus we saw double rainbows during the time we were creating and then enjoying our meal.

P
, Nov 2018

Chef Isak has a great sense of humour and gave great history and cooking tips throughout our time. We made pesto, bruschetta, pasta, ragu, pork loin, and finally, tiramisu! The food was excellent, and we enjoyed our time at the beautiful farmhouse.

l
, Nov 2018

Outstanding doesnt come close to describing how wonderful this event is. From market to table chef Issac and tour guide were incredible. This is an absolute must.

D
, Oct 2018

Just enjoyed the local market tour and cooking class with friends - a great time was had by all. I recommned the tour as an excellant introduction to basic Italian cooking and ingredients. Be aware that there is some walking involved - about a mile and most on flat surfaces

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, Oct 2018

This was our first experience with a cooking class. Isaac and Carla are great hosts. Touring the love market it the tree ingredients as atrea. The Texan estate as facilities are beautiful. The gusts were from all over and the food and wine were delicious Highly recommend the tour.

K
, Oct 2018

This was an amazing experience for our family! Our guide, Gloria, was so cute, bubbly, and a fun guide. We started with our walk to the local market which was so cool. She gave us a tour while we shopped for our ingredients. It was fun to see her interact with the local shop owners. We were able to ask questions while walking around. Then we took a short bus ride to the Farmhouse. The scenery was stunning and the lite rain made it the perfect day to be inside cooking! We were greeted at the Farmhouse by Carmella. Gloria did all the interpreting throughout the afternoon, but Carmella made it a point to learn each of our names. And, it was interesting to hear Italian being spoken the majority of the time. We learned cooking tips, had fun participating in making the meal, and then enjoyed eating it along with sipping vino :) The only suggestion I would make would be to limited the group to 12 people. Our group was 24 ( too big ) and we would have like to have more hands-on throughout the entire meal preparation. That being said, we would still highly recommend this experience. Thank you!


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