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Florence: Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Drinks

1. Florence: Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Drinks

Take an exciting cooking course and learn to make your own authentic fresh pasta, following traditional Italian recipes. Under the expert guidance of a multilingual chef, learn how to make high-quality fresh pasta, both using a rolling pin and a pasta machine. Use classic recipes and methods that you will remember and use for years to come. Make 3 different types of delicious pasta with 3 different sauces, as well as a typical Italian dessert. The course will be followed by a lunch or dinner featuring the dishes you have prepared during the class as well as a fine Tuscan wine in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Don't miss this chance to challenge your cooking skills, and learn a new set of recipes for delicious Tuscan cuisine.

Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Class

2. Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Class

Learn how to make pizza and gelato just like the Italians in a late afternoon class. Your chef will introduce you to the history of the most delicious Italian creations. You will bake a pizza called pizzaiolo with your professional chef. You can acquire the skill of how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, as well as the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. After pizza, you will try your hands at gelato. Your chef will explain why gelato remains Italy's favorite dessert while giving an insight into the gelato culture that continues to grow. Know about the raw ingredients used for bases and principles for selecting the best products available. Then, enjoy a presentation and tasting of many of the flavors used in gelato making. You will also discover the development and application of natural colors, heating and freezing techniques, and their effects on different ingredients. Uncover the secrets of the world's most-loved dessert and Italian culture. Enjoy an easy and fun experience that will last forever in your memory.

4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

3. 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

This Florentine cooking class lasts approximately 4-hours. During this time, you will learn how to prepare a real Italian menu. At the end of the class, you will receive the recipes for the dishes you have made, so you can prepare an Italian dinner once you're back home. You will meet a professional chef and their team: the cooking class will be held in the language you choose. You will prepare four traditional Tuscan courses, including: an appetiser, a pasta course, a second course, and a dessert. Water and wine are also included in this cooking experience. At the end of the class you will taste what you have cooked. Vegetarian options are available - please inform the supplier of your dietary requirements.

Florence: Pizza and Gelato Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse

4. Florence: Pizza and Gelato Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse

Eat and make a delicious pizza in this cooking class with a professional chef. Travel outside Florence to a beautiful estate, learn how to make creamy gelato, and enjoy a delightful glass of wine or beer. Meet in Florence and head out of the city to an idyllic farmhouse estate. After arriving, roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook with a professional Italian chef. Make and knead the dough and choose your perfect toppings, picked from the estate's garden. Once the delicious pizza comes out of the wood oven, relax and enjoy your handiwork with a glass of Chianti wine or a cold beer. Once you've finished your pizza, join your chef for a lesson on the special techniques used to make creamy gelato.  Dig into your gelato to finish your night with a sweet treat.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

5. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

6. Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

Enjoy this lovely and relaxed day with local famous chefs, and learn the art of the 2 things Italians do best — cooking and shopping. The day begins with a trip to the local market to gather the ingredients for the Tuscan feast you will learn to prepare. With your chefs as your guides you will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. Under their expert guidance you will taste the local food and wines, and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. After this very enjoyable experience you will make you way to the charming home-style professional kitchen where you will learn to create an amazing Tuscan meal. You will learn how to prepare fresh Tuscan-style bruschetta, fresh home-made pasta, and a seasonal main course, all accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. Be sure to pay attention to your guides as after you have finished cooking you can enjoy eating the meal you have just created.

Florence: Pizza and Gelato Making Class

7. Florence: Pizza and Gelato Making Class

Discover how to make a typical Italian pizza with the help of a local chef from Florence, and get cooking tips on pizza and gelato making in the heart of the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” On arrival, an expert chef will be on hand to help you prepare the flexible yeast dough that stretches to an almost paper-like thinness. Learn how to make a flavorful, yet light tomato sauce. Even if you normally bake pizza in your oven, these techniques are universal. Roll up your sleeves to stretch, sauce, and then bake your dough. Once you’ve made your pizza, get hands-on with the gelato! Learn about the basic ingredients and how to select the best raw produce according to specific principles. Get tips on the development and application of natural colors, heating and freezing techniques, and how each has a different effect on the ingredients. Don’t forget to collect your Graduation Certificate before you leave.

Florence: 60-Minute Wine Tasting Tour

8. Florence: 60-Minute Wine Tasting Tour

This 60-minute tour in Florence is ideal for families, friends and couples who want to experience the variety of wines available from the Tuscany region. One of the most important wine producing regions in Italy, you will get a detailed explanation of the various flavors and receive a background on the history of wine-making in Tuscany. Held in a typical enoteca in the heart of Florence, you will taste some wines and oils specially selected to mirror the quality of local produce. Each wine will be accompanied by the many delicious tastes of Tuscany. Try some local Montepulciano or Montalcino, accompanied by a semi aged pecorino cheese and Tuscan salami. Sample a glass of the red wine Bolgheri or Montecucco, paired with Pecorino cheese and Tuscan prosciutto. Enjoy the supreme Chianti Classico with Pecorino Cheese and figs, and try a glass of Super Tuscan Noir, accompanied by Tuscan Finochiona. The wine tasting tour is limited to small groups to guarantee a more personalized experience and at a budget that will truly impress.

Florence: Gelato Making Class

9. Florence: Gelato Making Class

On this small group gelato-making class, you'll meet local gelato experts at one of Florence's oldest Italian gelato academies, a family owned and run establishment known for its exceptional artisanal gelato. In this one hour class, you will discover all the secrets, ingredients, and measurements required to make the perfect scoop, as well as what makes gelato so different from ice cream. But it's not all theory! You'll get to put all that you've learned into practice and make your very own gelato flavour from scratch. While your gelato churns away, go behind the counter and learn how to serve and scoop gelato like a pro. After working hard scooping gelato, taste your very own. 

From Florence: Pasta Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

10. From Florence: Pasta Cooking Class at San Gimignano Winery

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the staff in the welcome center then go for a short walking tour of the historic property. Then you will begin your unique pasta cooking class where you will learn how to make authentic Italian pasta with a seasoned professional in a relaxed and respectful environment.  Here you learn to cut, braise, boil, cook and roast a complete Tuscan meal with great pleasure and fun creating unforgettable dishes in the kitchen. Then enjoy your handmade pasta and enjoy wine, locally sourced meats, fresh products of our vegetable garden and plenty of fresh bread with extra virgin olive oil. Discover the secrets of pasta making and enjoy Tuscan culture and cuisine. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 542 reviews

Best way to spend your money and get the most out of an unique experience! We had lovely hosts - David and Catherina. They were extremely helpful, informative and they approached the whole class in an extremely fun and lighthearted way. The food was delicious and the best part was - we sourced the ingredients and prepared it all from scratch. Our class made two types of pasta and tiramisu. I'm so happy that I decided to book for this cooking class. One of the highlights in Florence for sure.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves good food, seeing markets from a local's perspective and learning how to properly cook - the Italian way! Our chef was Tomaso and he was simply an expert of his craft, has cooked his way through Europe and is so personable, you are bound to enjoy this experience with him

Our Tuscan cooking class was our last activity on our trip. We were tired and feeling kind of lazy. This cooking class woke us right up. It was fun, interactive, and our teachers were wonderful! The pizza and gelato turned out great! We are hoping to use some of what we learned at home.

Amazing fun with great quality ingredients… hands on experience. Tommaso was informative and charming… my 10 & 12 year old found it entertaining as well. Not to be missed experience

Overall fantastic - food always tastes better when you make it yourself - and we learned lots from our wonderful teacher Thomaso