• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.

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, bruschetta, pasta, and tiramisu
  • Savor Chianti wine and other local varietals alongside your creations
  • Receive a cooking diploma and the recipes

What You Can Expect

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

Cooking class at Tuscan Farmhouse in Florence, Italy
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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.

Customer Reviews

taracohen7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Without a doubt, our favorite tour in Italy!! Carmela and Eliza were amazing hosts, both so energetic, fun and really did a great job keeping the whole class engaged. The food was better then we could have excepted and the views from the estate were amazing. I would definitely recommend this tour!!!

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Our family traveled to Italy to celebrate college graduation and our first stop was in Florence and this cooking class was the highlight of our entire trip! We had such an amazing time and continue to talk about how much we enjoyed the beautiful venue, the hosts, and our new friends but more importantly the food we prepared. We decided to make it a family tradition to recreate the food we made and reminisce about our time in Florence! We highly recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed. Now we need the recipes so we can prepare the food. I highly recommend purchasing the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and cookbook. I cannot locate in the US and will try to reach out and see if they will ship to me. It was bar none the best!

Yma R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

The best tour ever!

Carol F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Oh my gosh!!! This was the best experience! The Chefs were so much fun and my husband and I would do it again in a heart beat!

Justin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Like Isak said, best day of my life.

Great hosts, beautiful property, and amazing food. Couldn't ask for more.

Tamara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Perfect Day! Market tour was awesome, Isaac even made walking to the market fun and informative. The local for the class was gorgeous! Food fantastic, made pasta and then ate it! Just a great great tour.

hans j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We found this an amazing experience from start to finish. After meeting Isak who was extremely friendly and put us at ease straight away, we started our guided tour around the markets to buy the food to cook. Isak made this journey very funny and enjoyable.
Isak and Carmela made a great team teaching us the basics of Italian cooking and sharing their proffessional knowledge of Italian cuisine.
We finished off our day with a four course meal with the food we had prepared which was beautiful, plenty of chianti flowing too!!
We are on a mission now to impress our friends with homemade pasta!!
Thank you for our day we would both highly recommend this trip to anyone.

LAUREN C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Wow. What an experience. My husband and I booked this tour for part of our honeymoon. Isak was a wonderful guide and chef. He and Carmela were an excellent team. In our two weeks in Italy this experience was truly one of our favorites. Everyone got involved in the cooking process we met nice people and learned some really great recipes. If you are interested in a cooking class. This is the one. Look no further and research no more!

Megan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was the highlight of our Italy trip. Isak was a great guide for our tour of the marketplace - he checked us in and then proceeded to remember almost all our names! He is very knowledgeable and has a wry sense of humor - he has a very good relationship with all the shops in the marketplace and we were given some very nice samples of cheeses etc. The ride to the Farmhouse above Florence was very comfortable and the view from the houseactually I would call it an estate was beautiful. He introduced Carmela who was a delight - without using English she actually communicated very well - we could understand what she was pointing out even before Isak translated. The entire group participated in the preparation and we each made our own pasta - my husband needed a little help from Carmela to finish the preparation. They made if fun and kept serving the wine at every step! The dishes we prepared were outstanding and the setting rivaled that of the finer restaurants in Tuscany - it definitely was the highlight of our trip and is probably the one tour we would do again upon returning to Italy.

zec.2002

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

A fantastic and very educating trip. Not only a bit of history about Florence, but also an informative trip through the market with types of vegetables and meat differences. The cooking experience is also right up there on a high with 2 very dedicated and entertaining chefs, who know what they are up against (us amateurs). Happy, funny and over all a great trip to try.

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