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Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Class

1. 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, 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 gelato chocolate. 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.

Florence: Italian Food Market Tour and Cooking Experience

2. Florence: Italian Food Market Tour and 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: 3 Kinds of Pasta Making Class with Tastings

3. Florence: 3 Kinds of Pasta Making Class with Tastings

Indulge in an authentic Italian culinary experience with this cooking class in Florence. Discover the art of pasta-making amidst the enchanting streets of Florence. Uncover the secrets behind creating three different kinds of pasta. Take home recipes to help you re-create the pasta at home.  Roll up your sleeves and gain hands-on experience with mixing the perfect dough and expertly rolling and cutting the pasta. Listen as your passionate and skilled chef share their expertise, guiding you through every step of the pasta-making process with patience and enthusiasm. Have all the tools and ingredients that you need to craft these local dishes. After you finish your pasta, try these elaborate dishes over a glass of wine. Receive instructions and printable recipes after the workshop. 

Florence: Fresh Pasta and Gelato Authentic Cooking Class

4. Florence: Fresh Pasta and Gelato Authentic Cooking Class

Are you interested in learning how to make pasta and gelato? Why not try a cooking class where you can create these Italian favorites and enjoy the delicious results? The pasta making class will teach you how to make fresh pasta from scratch. You'll learn the techniques for kneading the dough, rolling it out, and cutting it into classic shapes like fettuccine, ravioli, and spaghetti. You'll also learn about the different sauces that complement the pasta, and how to make them. Next up, the gelato making class will show you how to make this creamy, dreamy dessert. You'll learn about the various ingredients that go into a high-quality gelato, including the use of fresh, seasonal fruit. You'll also learn how to make the perfect textures and flavors for your gelato, from the classic vanilla and chocolate to more unique combinations, like hazelnut and pistachio. Both classes will be taught in English by expert chefs who are passionate about Italian cuisine. You'll have the chance to taste your creations and take home some recipe cards, so you can continue to make these delicious dishes for yourself and your loved ones.

Florence: Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Drinks

5. 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.

4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

6. 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.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

7. 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: Pizza and Gelato Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse

8. 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.

Florence: Pasta and Tiramisu Class with a Local Host

9. Florence: Pasta and Tiramisu Class with a Local Host

Learn how to make authentic Italian pasta and tiramisu at a friendly local host's home. Find out how to roll fresh pasta dough by hand, make two traditional pasta shapes, and prepare the perfect melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu. Sip an aperitivo as you learn the tricks and trades of authentic Italian cooking and hear fascinating stories about the local culture and cuisine. Dine with your host and taste the finished dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

10. Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

Learn how to cook a delicious and authentic Tuscan meal with fresh seasonal ingredients, under the guidance of an experienced chef. Begin by visiting Florence's historic food market. With the help of your guide and chef, pick the freshest and most delicious local ingredients to use during the cooking lessons. You will have the chance to prepare a four-course meal (starter, first course, second course and dessert) in a top-class culinary school. The course will be followed by a lunch with the dishes you have prepared together, paired with an excellent Tuscan wine as well as a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Overall rating

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.

The tour with Fabio was fantastic! He has a great passion for and knowledge of Florence, the gallery and the items in it. I have been to the gallery before but Fabio pointed out so many interesting facts that it felt like an entirely new visit. The time flew by and it was three of the happiest hours I have spent in Florence. I would absolutely recommend the tour.

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

Very fun! We learned a lot and the class was very hands on. There were about 9-10 of us and we all got to chop veggies, make the pasta dough, create the pasta shapes, and work together to make the main sauce. Our instructor was very clear and helpful and the food turned out amazing!

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