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From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

4.9 / 5

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From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

From US$ 139.24 per person

A full-day hands-on cooking class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence.

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Duration 6 hours
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Experience

The experience
  • Take a small-group Italian cooking class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • Explore Florence on a morning food tour with tastings
  • See San Lorenzo's colorful Mercato Centrale
  • Have a hands-on experience and learn to make bruschetta, home-made pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied with wine after the class
  • Master the secrets of traditional dishes that you will easily re-create at home for your friends and family
Full description
First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals, and meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products. Then it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with the chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door! Learn to prepare a classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy it with a glass of Chianti wine. After the break it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, aristan and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù. At last sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say "arrivederci" after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.
Includes
  • Florence food walking tour
  • Transportation from Florence to the farmhouse and back
  • Cooking lesson and lunch with wine
  • Recipes
  • An Italian cooking diploma for your hard work
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    The taxi stand outside the train station of Santa Maria Novella. Look for your guide holding a sign bearing the tour operator's name.

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    Know before you go

    • On Sundays and public holidays there can be no visit to the San Lorenzo's Mercato Centrale
    • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, the tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
    • Unfortunately vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered to
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
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    The menu was excellent, the food was tasty, and the wine flowed pretty freely. I especially like that we spent time in the market picking up ingredients and learning about some of the different traditional foods. I thought the group was quite large for the activity (20) and the farm is really just on the outskirts of Florence - not exactly what I thought a Tuscany experience would be.

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    September 11, 2021

    This cooking class with Martina and Carmela was so amazing!!! I have made fresh pasta before but never with a rolling pin. I loved the method so much they I think I will adopt it for my at home pasta making nights! Thank you both so much for an incredible time. Both of you girls have incredible energy and the whole day was simply a dream. I have already recommended this tour to a friend who is visiting Italy in august! It’s perfect for all ages and the lunch you get to eat is the best you will have in Italy!

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    July 25, 2021

    This was definitely the highlight of our two week tour of Italy. Our guide Lavinia was very pleasant, welcoming and knowledgeable. And Carmela the chef was such a joy. We had so much fun with her, while learning how to cook our favorite meal of our vacation! I can’t wait to try to make this meal at home.The setting was absolutely beautiful! We ate our meal looking out over the stunning views of Tuscany and while we stayed dry on the covered porch, the thunderstorm added to the magical atmosphere. We highly recommend this experience!!

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    July 18, 2021

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