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Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5049COOKING
Learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this 5.5-hour market visit and cooking class in Florence. Led by local chefs, visit Florence’s Central Market to choose fresh ingredients and then prepare a classic Tuscan lunch in the cooking school kitchen. Create dishes such as ‘bruschetta’ (tomato-topped grilled bread) and homemade pasta and dessert watched by your chefs, and savor your meal with your fellow cooks and two glasses of Chianti wine before receiving a diploma and recipe booklet.

Numbers are limited to 25 for this small-group class to ensure a personalized experience.
Make your own way to the start point in central Florence and meet the rest of your like-minded small group and the expert local chefs taking your class.

Then, walk to Florence’s nearby Central Market. Located in a cast-iron 19th-century building, this bustling stall-fest all is a paradise for food-lovers.

Head inside with your chefs and trawl the stands for fresh ingredients. Meet the farmers and other vendors selling everything from fresh meats to local delicacies, and learn how to identify and barter for the best produce.

Then, armed with your goodies, walk to the nearby cooking school, where a typically home-like Tuscan kitchen with elegant, marble-topped islands awaits.

Listen intently as your chefs talk you through the lunch menu for the day. Dishes will vary slightly according to the season and ingredients available, but you can typically expect to prepare bruschetta, different pastas such as tagliatelle or ravioli made from scratch, plus fresh pasta sauces and a dessert.

Pull on your apron and set to work under the watchful eye of your chefs, who will offer helpful guidance along the way. During breaks, enjoy tastings of the ingredients bought at the market, and then, once your meal is ready, take a seat in the dining area.

As you relax over your meal, discuss your efforts with your chefs and fellow cooks, and sip on two glasses of Chianti wine — the perfect complement to your food.

Afterward, receive a recipe booklet so you can recreate your dishes at home and a graduation diploma — both perfect souvenirs.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence
Duration:
5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Central Florence

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9am Cooking Class
Code: EN0900

Small-Group cooking class in a group of no more than 25 people.

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10am Cooking Class
Code: EN1000

Small-Group cooking class in a group of no more than 25 people.

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Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Inclusions:
  • Small-group cooking class (maximum 25 people)
  • Cooking lesson with local chefs
  • Use of supplied apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your lunch
  • Food tastings at school
  • Two glasses of Chianti wine with lunch
  • Recipe booklet
  • Graduation diploma
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian cooking classes can also be catered for, please specify when booking
  • Please note that when Florence Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays), the market visit will be replaced by a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class school
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Traci W S, June 2015

My daughter and I loved this tour! The hosts were so fun to work with and we learned so much and we are both experienced cooks. The food we created was delicious and there was plenty to go around. We are not coffee or wine drinkers and they made accommodations for this: we dipped our tiramisu cookies in milk instead of coffee and we were offered soda instead of the wine. I highly recommend this tour!

Reviewed by: TANIA C, June 2015

This was a fun and relaxing day spent learning real Italian cooking. My children really enjoyed making pasta from scratch, and the graduation ceremony is a special touch! The hosts are not stingy with the wine and food, with plenty for everyone. I cook regularly but I still learned new things through this class. We came away eager to recreate this delicious food at home.

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