Florence, Italy
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4 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Learn to prepare a full Italian meal from scratch during a 4.5-hour cooking class in Florence. Your instructor is a professional chef who takes you first on a shopping excursion to the Central Market, then leads you through the steps of preparing the multicourse meal. Includes lunch with wine, and recipes to take home.
  • 4.5-hour cooking class with lunch, in Florence
  • Visit the Central Market to shop for ingredients and get a close look at a typical Florentine market
  • Learn to make fresh pasta by hand
  • Prepare a pasta sauce, main course, appetizer, and dessert
  • Sip wine, water, or a soft drink with lunch
Make your own way to the meeting point in central Florence.
After introductions, your chef-instructor takes you on a visit to the Central Market. Hear about the cuisine of Florence as you shop for your cooking class and meal.
After shopping, head to the chef's teaching kitchen, which is located in the heart of Florence. Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, kneading the dough by hand and cooking a fresh sauce (either tomato, ragù Bolognese, or pesto). Next, put together ‘bruschetta’ for your appetizer, create a main course (seafood or meat) accompanied by a side dish, and top it off with a dessert.
Your chef leads you through the steps of making this multicourse meal, including instruction on how to decorate the plates. Finally, sit down for a lunch feast that features the dishes you made. Local wine, water, or a soft drink is included with your lunch.
At the end of your class, your instructor provides the recipes and a graduation certificate to take home with you.


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, Sep 2018

Highly recommend this cooking class. Thomas explained in detail the ingredients and was very interactive with the groups.

, Apr 2018

Fabulous cooking class, was the highlight of our trip. Great chef, Elio, met us on time in front of tour office. Took us to Central Market where we met Valentina, whom gave us bread with truffles, which Valentina and her dog find. Valentina also makes 12 year old balsamic vinegar, both delicious. Then a lovely driver took us to a Tuscany, where we met Simone Dominati and his family at a Castle, bed and breakfast called Il Mulino, a can't miss. Breathtaking! Simone and his family met us when we arrived with a warm welcome. In minutes we felt like part of the family. Had a fantastic cooking class of home made pasta with Bolognese sauce. Tomato bruschetta, and tiramisu for dessert. Delicious white wine while we were cooking, and lovely red wine with lunch. Total 4 and half hours of pure joy. I would higher recommend this cooking experience to everyone.

, Apr 2018

This was my favorite tour! Everything was first class. The place was a total surprise out to an Tuscany Restaurant. The chef was welcoming and helped everyone. We had wine, learned how to make pasta, sauce, and Tiramisu. The restaurant was so pretty. My whole family felt special.

, Jan 2018

What a great way to combine lunch, a market tour and a hands on learning experience. Julio is so very engaging and personable. He was on time, no glitches and we are ready to make our own pasta dinner. Plus, it was a great way to spend a rainy December day in Florence.

, Jan 2018

The experience was really fun, and the food turned out wonderfully. The tour ran very long though, and we had to leave before it ended in order to catch our train back to Rome.

Our chef was very knowledgeable and entertaining!

, Dec 2017

Though this was the second cooking class I took in as many days, I found that only enhanced the experience. I fully recommend trying classes throughout Italy, as the similarities help you hone your talents, and the differences make for interesting comparisons. Our teacher chef was extremely fun and friendly, and his explanations were almost scientific and fantastically thorough.

, Oct 2017

Julio made this experience the best part of our vacation. Making tiramisu right now!

, Oct 2017

Julio made this experience the best part of our vacation. Making tiramisu right now!

, Oct 2017

The Market was closed on Sunday. The class was awesome! The chef was funny, patient and taught us a great deal. Would definitely do this one again!

, Oct 2017

Very fun experience. We made an amazing meal, and brought the recipes back with us so we can recreate these delicious dishes!

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