Florence Cooking classes

Our most recommended Florence Cooking classes

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 Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse

2. 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

3. 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.

4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

4. 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: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

5. 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 Preparation Class

6. 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.

Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

7. 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.

Florence: Pasta and Tiramisu Class with a Local Host

8. 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.

Florence: Pizza-Making and Gelato Experience

9. Florence: Pizza-Making and Gelato Experience

Partnered with an authentic local chef, experience the challenge of preparing a real Italian pizza and a genuine Florentine ice-cream. Alongside your pizzaiolo (pizza maker), you’ll make your very own pizza by stretching it, saucing it, baking it, and slicing it. It is bound to be among the best pizzas you’ve ever tasted, and the best part is that you will have created it all by yourself. Following your pizza creation, your chef will tell you how to make authentic gelato, Italy’s favorite dessert. You will learn about the development and application of natural colors as well as the heating and freezing techniques, including how these techniques have different effects on ingredients. At the conclusion of your experience you will enjoy and eat your pizza and gelato created throughout the lesson. This activity is strongly recommended for families that wish to have their children learn about Italian culture. It’s an easy and fun experience which is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Florence: Cooking with Kids 3-Hour Experience

10. Florence: Cooking with Kids 3-Hour Experience

Enjoy a cooking class with the whole family, and learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato (Italian ice cream). Kids can get involved in a fun and educational game and, along with adults, they’ll learn how to cook the dishes that represent the heart of Italian cooking. Led by a passionate chef, during this 3-hour experience you can express your creativity and culinary skills. Bake a pizza in a real wood oven, made with easily available ingredients. With this simple recipe you’ll be able to reproduce authentic Italian pizza in your own oven at home. Using the same pizza dough you’ll also learn how to make savory croissants of various shapes, suitable as appetizers or to accompany aperitifs. After this, prepare three mouthwatering flavors of homemade Italian gelato from refreshing and tasty recipes. Enjoy everything that you have prepared together, rounding off an unforgettable experience for the whole family. At the end of the class kids will receive a Little Chef certificate.

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4.6 / 5

based on 542 reviews

The chef and her instructions were excellent … the group pairings of 7 people were great for meeting others and cooking the meal together .. The finished product that we made and was served was OUTSTANDING!!! Definitely a must do tour in Florence !!!

Great morning getting to know the market, meeting new people and chef Nicole was quite entertaining!

I have learned a lot from the class. It was fun and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it!

I have learned a lot from the class. It was fun and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it!

Loved it! Had a great time and the pizza came out great!