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The Best Cooking Class Florence 2024

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About Florence Cooking Class

Join our small group cooking class to learn Tuscan cooking. With an expert guide, visit the central food market to buy fresh produce and sample local food and wine. Then, cook your own delicious Tuscan meal and enjoy it with your classmates, served with a glass of wine.

SHOP FOR FOOD LIKE ITALIANS DO

Your chef will lead you to the local market, where you’ll gather everything you need for your meal. Speak to butchers, bakers, and farmers, and your guide will teach you how to recognize the highest quality, freshest ingredients.

PREPARE A TUSCAN FEAST

Enter the home-style professional kitchen, where your instructor will direct you step-by-step on how to create a fantastic Tuscan meal. When the class is over, you’ll be able to make Tuscan-style bruschetta, homemade pasta, and a selected seasonal main course. In other words, you’ll be a true Italian chef!

RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

After completing your culinary masterpiece, you will be awarded with a Graduation Certificate. This document is issued by the Food & Wine Academy of Florence and proves that you’re an honorary Italian chef!

FREE CANCELLATIONS & EASY RESCHEDULING

Don’t worry if your plans change! This tour offers free cancellation and possibility of rescheduling for another day. Just make sure you cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive your full refund. Then, once the refund has been issued, you can book another slot that suits you more!

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My mom is going to be so impressed!

I’m really not a good cook, but I feel much more confident after my cooking class in Florence. My family is always teasing me about how I can’t even boil pasta, but now I know how to prepare homemade pasta and a million other things about cooking! I’m so glad I attended this tour since I really learned a lot. In fact, when I get home, the first thing I’ll do is cook my mom a surprise dinner!

Jacob

Our instructor Mario taught us so much!

Before this Florence Cooking Tour, I thought I was a pretty good cook. Now…I know I am! Our chef/guide Mario was fantastic. He taught us how to recognize the freshest vegetables, spot the best cut of meat, and pair dishes with the right type of bread. While we were cooking, he also gave us many helpful tips, which made for an educational, fun cooking experience. I’m very grateful for his guidance - it made me a better cook!

Liam

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Cooking Class Florence

EXPLORE SAN LORENZO CENTRAL MARKET

Good cooking classes in Italy always start with one essential Italian activity - a trip to the local market! After all, to cook like an Italian, you need to shop like an Italian! For this class, your instructor will lead you to San Lorenzo Central Market to purchase the freshest, most delicious ingredients. Your chef will introduce you to the local vendors, including butchers, bakers, farmers, and more. With their advice, you'll easily select high-quality meat, bread, and produce. And they'll even let you taste the food before buying it!

COOK A DELICIOUS ITALIAN LUNCH

After you gather all your ingredients, your instructor will lead you back to the cooking school. Here, you'll have full access to a charming yet fully equipped, home-style professional kitchen - the perfect setting to improve your cooking skills. Your instructor will take you through each recipe and all its steps one by one. Under his expert guidance, you'll learn a variety of Italian delicacies. This includes Tuscan-style bruschetta, fresh Italian pasta, and a seasonal main course. Your instructor will constantly supervise and teach you. So, when the class is finished, you'll cook just like a professional Italian chef!

EAT YOUR CULINARY MASTERPIECE

After preparing your Tuscan feast, the best part comes: eating it! Sit down with the other members of your class and enjoy your delicious, homemade lunch. After all, you deserve a reward! The meal will be paired with a selection of fine Chianti wines - you can pick your own. Your instructor will also be able to suggest which wine goes best with the lunch you've cooked.

LEAVE THE CLASS A BETTER COOK THAN BEFORE

Once you've finished your meal, you'll receive recognition of your achievement - a Graduation Certificate from the Food & Wine Academy of Florence. Accept it with pride!

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FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24H IN ADVANCE!

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Receive a complete refund if you cancel your booking 24 hours before the selected date!

Florence Cooking Class

Did you know that one of Florence’s main delicacies is bread?

Pane Toscano (or Tuscan bread) is the only bread in the world traditionally made without salt. Urban myths have several explanations for this. One is that Pisa refused to trade their salt with Florence. Another states that salt was too expensive. Finally, a third claims Tuscan prosciutto was already so salty the bread had to be bland. In any case, pane Toscano is a rustic, oval loaf with a crunchy crust and springy insides. It’s simple but so delicious!

GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • When the Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays), a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will be substituted.
  • It is required to bring some form of ID - either a passport or an identity card.
  • The Cooking Class Florence includes a digital booklet with recipes, so you can easily follow along.
  • Fine Chianti wine will be served with your lunch.
  • You will receive an apron and all cooking utensils as part of the class.
  • This Cooking Class Florence is selling out fast, so make sure you get your ticket in time!
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Meeting Point

Florence cooking school is located in Via Panicale 43red, near San Lorenzo Central Market. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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FAQ – Cooking Classes in Florence, Italy

Is it possible to cancel this Cooking Class Florence if plans change?

Yes! It’s a flexible cooking tour, meaning you cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Can I book the Cooking Class in Florence on the same day I want to attend?

We can’t promise there’ll be an available spot if you book on the same day you want to attend the class, particularly because the class begins at 9 am. That's why it’s always best to book in advance, as the classes can fill up quickly!

Are there any beverages served on the Florence Cooking Class Tour?

Yes, as you eat the meal you prepared, you will also be able to enjoy a glass of wine of your choice from some famous Tuscan wineries.

What will we do if the San Lorenzo Central Market is closed?

Don’t worry! If the local market is closed, you’ll attend a special introductory session at the cooking school. There will also be extra food tastings, so you’ll still get to taste all the foods Tuscany is so famous for.

What should I do after the Cooking Class Florence?

Since you’ll have spent the day cooking and eating, why not see the famous attractions of Florence? For example, don't miss the opportunity to go on a Galleria dell’Accademia Tour and see where Michelangelo’s famous sculpture David is housed. If you wish to get a better perspective of Florence and see where the most famous sites are located, we recommend booking the Hop-On Hop-Off Florence Bus Tour. If you're interested in exploring the other famous places in Tuscany, then you should go on a Pisa or Siena Day Trip from Florence.

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