Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5049ITALY_PIZZA
Combine your love of pizza and gelato (an Italian version of ice cream) with a unique cooking class in beautiful Florence. Learn how to make gelato and cook an authentic Italian pizza with a professional chef who will guide and teach you along the way. Discover and taste the many Italian gelato flavors that are made in Italy, and sample an array of Italian pizzas. Your new cooking skills will be the best souvenir you take home from your trip to Italy.

Numbers are limited to 25 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
Create your own authentic Italian pizza and learn how to make gelato during this Florence cooking class. Italians take their food very seriously, and before you start cooking, you must understand some pizza basics. Pizza Margherita got its name from Italy’s Queen Margherita, who in the late 19th century in Naples was served a pizza resembling the Italian flag – red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil. The beloved Italian pizza as we know it today was born.

Today, Italians make variety of pizzas from different regions. While toppings and cheeses may vary from region to region, the culinary rule of using fresh, local ingredients remains the same throughout the country. This cooking class will give you the opportunity to create and bake your own Italian pizza.

Then it’s on to dessert, as you learn how to make authentic Italian gelato. While similar to ice cream found elsewhere in the world, gelato does have some differences, including a generally lower butterfat content and a freezing process that creates a denser, more flavorful product. During the cooking class, you will learn the process of making gelato, tasting the creations as you go.

As you are guided through the stages of both pizza- and gelato-making with a professional chef, you’ll learn valuable tips and hints that you can take home for future cooking. Impress your friends after your trip with your newfound Italian cooking skills!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence
Departure Time:
6pm
Return Details:
Tour ends at the cooking school in the center of Florence

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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Florence Cooking Class

Inclusions:
  • Cooking lesson with a professional chef
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your pizza and gelato
  • Dinner with Wine Tastings (soft drinks for children)
  • Graduation Certificate
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Brant L, September 2014

Great Tour. Very fun and enjoyable. A great experience!

Reviewed by: leesac143, August 2014

I was travelling in Italy with my 9 year old son and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The instructors were helpful and entertaining and they made a point to include everyone. We were in a class of about 20 people (including about 7-8 children) and each person had his own work station. First the chef demonstrated and explained the techniques very clearly as we watched and then walked around as we followed his steps. There were 2 instructors - one did the pizza instruction and the other did the gelato instruction. They both helped during the "hands-on" part. Each person made a pizza but the gelato was a whole group demonstration since it has to be made in a larger batch. After the "work" was done we ate together and got to know each other a little. It was an informal atmosphere and an enjoyable evening.

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