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Make your own way to the centrally located office to meet your professional chef-guide before your afternoon or evening tour starts.
Transfer by minibus to a private estate situated in the hills above Florence. Start your culinary experience with a tasting of a traditional fettunta (toast with toppings) appetizer accompanied by a glass of Chianti wine. Soak in views of the rolling hills as your instructor shares the backstory of Italy's famous foods: pizza and gelato.
Next your chef-instructor shows you how to make pizza dough, and explains regional variations. After preparing the dough, select the topping ingredients that you like from the assortment of fresh vegetables harvested from the estate gardens. Your pizza is then baked traditional-style in the wood oven. When ready, sit down to enjoy your pizza accompanied by wine or beer.
For dessert, learn to make a creamy gelato that can be accompanied by toppings and sauces. Your instructor provides recipes for the pizza and gelato so that you can make them at home.
Your culinary experience ends after five hours with return to your starting point in Florence.
This was a total must do - A BLAST - we took our two boys 13 and 16, it was a win for all involved. The boys were entertained and loved eating what they made. Luca was the best - so funny! We feel very confident he will have his Cook and Love with Luca Show real soon! Bravo!!!
Fantastic!!! This tour is totally worth both your precious time and money invested. It's entertainment wrapped into learning by doing and delicious eating in a beautiful rustic setting. The kitchen accommodations are really top notch. They've fine tuned this tour into an event and you can tell they've put a lot of work into accomplishing just that! This evening was a highlight, I'm really glad we rearranged our tours to find time for this when our first reservation was sold out.
This was a fabulous experience from beginning to end. From arrival until we left after dark we were thoroughly entertained and educated, with our hosts Luca, Enrico and Angela taking great care of us all the way. The organisation was top-notch, and the pizza and gelato were amazing, further complimented by the beautiful surroundings. If you only do one trip during your time in Florence I thoroughly recommend this one... and Luca is a superstar.
This was the highlight of our 2 week trip to Italy!! My husband and I along with our college age daughter and her friend had a blast! Enrico, Luca, and Angela were SO much fun and SO entertaining! Not only were the views and the setting incredibly beautiful but the food and wine were amazing!! My daughter and her friend made Lemon Gelato by squeezing fresh lemon juice...it was fabulous! The pizza we made was incredible with all the fresh veggies right out of the wood fired brick oven! All of the walkabout Florence tours we have taken have been top notch but this was by far my favorite! Would highly recommend!!!
A top-notch company, top-notch team, and top-notch experience. We met in downtown Florence and traveled just a short 15-20 minute distance to the hills outside or town for a GREAT and relaxing cooking experience. Highly recommended. A wonderful time and nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all!
This tour is everything you're looking for when visiting florence. You start with a short ride up to a BEAUTIFUL outdoor kitchen and dining area with a killer view. Not even a minute after arriving they give you a glass of amazing chianti classico and a little bruschetta snack (they give you wine, beer and water all night). There is an adorable garden you can pick fruits and veggies from right off the vine for your gelato or pizza or just to eat. The view from the kitchen and garden is insane. Next you go back and forth between preparing the pizza and gelato from scratch. Our tour was led by Ludovico, Luca and Lavi, they did an amazing job and were so friendly and such good pizza and gelato chefs!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting florence!!!! They even send you the recipes you can try when you get home.
This class was one of the highlights of our time in Italy. I highly recommend this class and wish I could do it again. It was by far the best pizza I had while in Italy. Luca, Enrico, and Massimiliano were amazing. We have 4 kiddos and the class kept them engaged and laughing, while still learning how to make delicious pizza and gelato. The gardens were beautiful and a great way to start and to connect what we eat to the land something we do a lot here at home too. The class was educational, funny, and despite it being a large group felt very personalized. They were attentive to our allergies and got our children to try new foods! The location was gorgeous, the staff was very well prepared, and we never felt rushed. Our children continue to talk about this class almost daily. We cannot wait to try making it here at home - we even brought home some yeast from Italy!! Our hearts will stay with Luca, Enrico, and Massimiliano and the delicious food we made there for a long time.
My husband and I weren’t sure what to expect when we decided on this cooking tour in Florence, but it turned out to be a fabulous experience! The tour began with a beautiful and mysterious walk down many steps to a farm where we were greeted with delicious bruschetta and wine from Tuscany. We then proceeded to help pick ingredients from a lovely and plentiful garden that we would incorporate into both pizza and gelato a little later. We walked to a gorgeous open and beautifully decorated setting atop a hill overlooking Florence and proceeded with two highly entertaining classes from outstanding instructors. So many flavors of gelato were prepared with such creative ingredients and the incredible, oven fired pizza (as well as hilarious commentary from Enrico) made the time fly by until dinner! We met amazing people and loved the easy, joyous feel of it all! Thank you for giving us such a wonderful experience in Florence!
We thoroughly enjoyed are pizza and gelato making cooking class. The setting could not have been more beautiful. Luca, Max and Matteo were so fun and entertaining and made the night really special. I can't wait to try my new recipes out at home!
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My family and I enjoyed this cooking class and I'd highly recommend it. Luca and Enrico kept the pizza making fun and very entertaining, we had Cris for the gelato making and he was a little intense but did lighten up towards the end. The additional staff they have helping, who get all ingredients ready and clean up after each phase deserve just as much credit for their hard work. The view for Florence from the farmhouse are amazing! Well worth it.
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