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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 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, and tiramisu
  • 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 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

Jacquelene L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Three months later and here I am still reminiscing about my Florence trip. This cooking class put together by Viator/Walkabout Florence hands down was the biggest highlight of the trip. It is the only tour my friend and I decided on since we were on a budget and are the kind of travelers that liked to just walk around and spontaneously find things to do and places to check out on our own. It had been my dream for years to go to Italy. I feel like I was on a whole 'nother level to have done a cooking class up in the hills overlooking the city. And the cost-- my goodness---100 for a five-course meal! We learned how to make arista roast pork, tagliatelle pasta in ragu meat sauce, pizza neapolitana, bruschetta, gelato, and tiramisu!!! I MEAN, WHAT IS THAT!?! What a deal. Plus we got to keep the apron and received a signed certificate as fun souvenirs. I highly recommend taking this class. I chose it for my friend and I after reading all the reviews. I thought this could be too good to be true, but let me tell you-- all the five-star reviews are real. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. It felt like being with a big group of friends even though we all had just met each other and something about cooking and eating food together just makes it feel like family. In fact, our group had so much fun that we dubbed our meal, Strangersgiving. What an amazing experience. Thank you to Olivia our guide for being knowledgeable, patient with our questions, and friendly. She took us around Central Florence to for a mini history lesson and shop REAL INGREDIENTS for our meal. Thanks to our chefs also for making the whole day fun! I can't believe how much I learned. I recently just made the tagliatelle and ragu at home. Thank you for an unforgettable and amazing experience in Florence! Much love from Vancouver, Washington State. 3

Jacquelene L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Three months later and here I am still reminiscing about my Florence trip. This cooking class put together by Viator/Walkabout Florence hands down was the biggest highlight of the trip. It is the only tour my friend and I decided on since we were on a budget and are the kind of travelers that liked to just walk around and spontaneously find things to do and places to check out on our own. It had been my dream for years to go to Italy. I feel like I was on a whole 'nother level to have done a cooking class up in the hills overlooking the city. And the cost-- my goodness---100 for a five-course meal! We learned how to make arista roast pork, tagliatelle pasta in ragu meat sauce, pizza neapolitana, bruschetta, gelato, and tiramisu!!! I MEAN, WHAT IS THAT!?! What a deal. Plus we got to keep the apron and received a signed certificate as fun souvenirs. I highly recommend taking this class. I chose it for my friend and I after reading all the reviews. I thought this could be too good to be true, but let me tell you-- all the five-star reviews are real. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. It felt like being with a big group of friends even though we all had just met each other and something about cooking and eating food together just makes it feel like family. In fact, our group had so much fun that we dubbed our meal, Strangersgiving. What an amazing experience. Thank you to Olivia our guide for being knowledgeable, patient with our questions, and friendly. She took us around Central Florence to for a mini history lesson and shop REAL INGREDIENTS for our meal. Thanks to our chefs also for making the whole day fun! I can't believe how much I learned. I recently just made the tagliatelle and ragu at home. Thank you for an unforgettable and amazing experience in Florence! Much love from Vancouver, Washington State. 3

pallavi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Martina and Chef Isaac made this such a great experience for all of us! We began the day bright and early with a walk through Florence streets - it was so cold but totally worth it as Martina let us in on all sorts of interesting facts and secrets about the city's food habits and history. The cooking class itself took place in a beautiful home a little way out in the countryside. We spent the entire day cooking up an absolute feast, accompanied by generous helpings of wine. Even those who had no cooking experience had a wonderful time. We wound up the day with a lovely sit-down meal, where we enjoyed the fruits of our labour and the fab views of the Tuscan hills. This is simply a must-do experience for anyone who loves food and stories!

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was one of the highlights of our time in Florence. Lavi, our tour guide, was great! She was very personable and so much fun. Carmella and the Chef were awesome at the Farmhouse and the food was exceptional. I highly recommend this tour. This is a full day so don't expect to be hungry in the evening!

Ashley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was definitely a highlight of my trip. The girls were so nice! We made so much food. It was one of the best activities i did while i was in Italy!

Elizabeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My husband and I booked this experience for my 30th birthday, and it was even better than I imagined! Our tour guide, Gloria, was excellent, and Chef Isaac and Carmella made the cooking portion of the day so fun and entertaining. My husband and I left with our hearts and bellies full, and I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a one of a kind Tuscan experience! You can read a full recap of our experience on my blog.

Jacob W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic!

Mardell.Tyrrel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful way to see Florence and experience the real cooking side of Italy. Lavinia was a fabulous guide, the chef's and cooks were terrific. A better day could not be found. Walkabout Tours is the way to go.

Lesley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What a wonderful opportunity to eat fabulous food that we cook!!! As a added bonus it allows people to have a meal together from all societies and all walks of life! A wonderful experience.for a mother to teach her daughter!

Lindsey F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of our favorite things we did in Florence. Our tour guide Francesco had a great sense of humor and led us through a short culinary tour in Florence. We then had a short bus ride to the farm house, which had amazing views of the city. Chefs were great, food was amazing. Pizza was tops!!

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