• 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

Ronald H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

From the moment we arrived at the hillside farmhouse till we gathered around the tables at the end of the day it was the most perfect experience. We began by both touring the central market in Florence and watching the exchange between our guide and the vendors. The we arrived at the most magnificent kitchen and setting possible. It was hard to concentrate on the kitchen with all the splendid views out the windows. Our chef and instructor was a true "passionate spirit". It only took a few moments to sense how much she loved her job, life and interacting with all of us. The day passed so quickly and then we got to taste what we made. We made memories that day that will remain with us forever. Ron Hunsicker

Carl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

What a day! We met our guide/comedian/chef Isaac at the train station with our fellow travelers...26 in all. Within 10 minutes, Isaac had memorized all our names...very smart and entertaining guy. He took us to the market...it was amazing! We boarded the bus and headed to the farmhouse and met Camilla. She is fun, a great chef and a pretty good singer. We cooked a complete meal...which was the best meal of our trip, met many interesting travellers and had many, many laughs...a great day!

Iris L. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

This was so much fun. Gloria and Carmelo were wonderful. They put everyone at ease in a short period of time and we left with many new friends. I really really want Carmelo to marry my brother.

Keith E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

My wife loves to cook so I booked this tour even though I am not totally into cooking. I had a great time and so did my wife. The market tour was very informative. Our guide and cook Isak was great adding a bit of humor as we went along. Carmela was a bundle of energy. Everyone seemed to have a great time. The food we made was some of the best we had in Italy. I would say this tour was a highlight of our trip. A few notes. If you have issues walking this may not be for you as there is a good deal of walking around the market and to the bus. Also, you don't have to drink wine to enjoy this tour, we did not and it was still great. Overall a wonderful experience.

Jeannie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

I wish I could give this event 100 stars....it's that great! This was the highlight of my trip to Italy. Isak and Carmela are an awesome team! I just hope I can remember all the tips they gave me and recreate the wonderful meal we made there in Florence. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Cindy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

I would highly recommend this tour while in Florence! We learned quite a bit about cheese, bread and meat at the market. Loved our tour guide, Isaac. Carmella was so full of energy and so much fun! The food, wine were delicious and view was amazing!

Erick D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

The views were spectacular, the guide/chef was funny and friendly, and we would recommend this tour to our friends and family.

Rebecca W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

Everything about this was fantastic. We shopped the market, then took everything to a fabulous property in Tuscany. We learned a lot and had great fun. The food we made was amazing.

Kristin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

The kitchen is amazing as well as the view. The food is great and we even picked up a few cooking tips to bring home like how to properly mince garlic. even the trip to the kitchen was a treat. the history lesson on our walk to the market all food related was really interesting.

Jared S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

We did various tours or activities throughout Florence, Rome, and Amalfi and this was by far one of the best experiences. The chef, Isak, was funny but also educated everyone on both the area and the food. It's a very hands-on experience and the food turned out soooooo good. The first thing we did when we got back home was making the bruschetta, and we can't wait to try the other ones once we get the ingredients. We will likely do cooking tours anywhere they're offered just because of how good this one was, and hopefully one day we'll get back to do this one again.

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