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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2428C1
Make like a real Tuscan cook on this 4.5-hour evening cooking class in a historical palace (palazzo) in Florence. Working in a modern kitchen in the old building, learn how to create a quintessential Tuscan 4-course dinner of staples such as Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew), fresh pasta and ‘tiramisu’ (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone pudding). Gain valuable insider tips from an expert local chef, and then enjoy your dishes during a convivial dinner, complete with well-matched Tuscan wine.

Receive personalized attention on a small-group class limited to no more than 12 people.


  • Free drinks included
  • Dinner included
Meet your guide and the rest of your small group near Piazza Santa Trinita in central Florence. After making your introductions, walk to the nearby cooking school, housed in a medieval Tuscan palazzo across the Arno River.

As you cross the river, stop to admire the views of the magnificent Ponte Vecchio. Then, when you arrive at the school, head inside and find your allocated spot in the modern kitchen.

Next, listen avidly as a friendly, expert chef talks you through the 4-course dinner you’re about to cook.

Your menu will vary according to the day of your class and the availability of ingredients, but typically, you can expect to prepare a classic Tuscan meal of favorites such as potato gnocchi (dumplings), Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew), and a dessert such as tiramisu. See the Itinerary below for sample menus.

Put on your supplied apron and set to work following the provided recipes. As you prep, get helpful tips from the chef and gain valuable insights into local culinary traditions and techniques that you can use to impress family and friends back home.

With your meal ready, take a seat at the communal table in the charming dining area and savor your finished dishes in the company of your fellow cooks. As you eat, enjoy a glass of wine — your experience includes a complimentary bottle shared between four people.

Discuss your efforts with your companions and learn the strengths and weaknesses of your dishes in the eyes of your chef.

After your convivial meal, receive a recipe booklet to take home with you and then say your goodbyes. Your tour ends when you leave the cooking school.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from central Florence
Departure Time:
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the cooking school at 9:45pm

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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

  • Cooking class
  • Expert local chef/cooking assistant
  • Dinner accompanied by 1 bottle of wine for every four people
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
Sample Menus:

  • Eggplant caprese (tomato and mozzarella salad)
First course:
  • Potato gnocchi (dumplings) Meat sauce Bolognese or pesto alla Genovese (pesto and basil sauce)
Second course:
  • Tuscan Farmer’s Chicken (chicken stew)
  • Tiramisu (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone cheese pudding)

  • Vegetable millefoglie (vegetable stack)
First course:
  • Spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli
Second course:
  • Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew)
  • Chocolate soufflé

  • Zucchini Parmesan (baked zucchini and Parmesan cheese)
First course:
  • Cannelloni pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Marsala (chicken and mushroom casserole with Marsala wine)
  • White chocolate mousse with chocolate rum sauce

  • Potato brocatelle (soufflé)
First course:
  • Fresh pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Tartara (chicken in mayonnaise-style sauce)
  • Ricotta cake with pineapple sauce

1 bottle of wine for every four people
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michelle, September 2015

My daughter and I took this cooking class our first night in Florence and it was a great way to learn Italien cooking and enjoy meeting other tourists. The recipes were delicious, plenty to eat and wine to drink and nice company to enjoy it with. The chefs were terrific. A little crowded with 20 people but we also took a pastry baking class with them in the afternoon and had a private lesson. Same chef and he was great. We made biscotti and cannoli so and we loved it!

Reviewed by: Virginia M, September 2015

Great fun and a wonderful meal. Highly recommended.

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Tour code: 2428C1