A deliciously unforgettable exclusive experience: discover Tuscany's most authentic flavors and learn the secrets of preparing a mouth-watering meal from a pro!
Sun-kissed and blessed by a mild climate Tuscany is a haven of tempting culinary specialties and the birthplace of the world’s greatest wines.
Dive into the flavor! Our small-group gastronomic experience allows you to dive into the local gastronomic heritage, taste the best, and learn the art of Tuscan cooking hands-on.
As a first introduction to local products enjoy a stroll through Florence's fascinating Farmers' Market, the very one where the locals do their shopping.
Browse through the colorful stalls piled high with fresh produce, get to know the typical products, meet the bakers, butchers and cheese vendors. Taste a selection of scrumptious specialties, and select what you'll need to prepare your meal.
After the market a pleasant drive aboard our comfortable minivan will take you to the peace and quiet of the rolling countryside, and the charming farmhouse where you will have your culinary experience and cooking class. Meet your friendly dedicated chef, follow him to see our organic vegetable garden, and pick the best and most tempting of the fresh veggies and fragrant Tuscan herbs. Aprons on!
Follow your chef's skilled know-how and learn the secrets of making exquisite traditional dishes. Your menu will vary depending on the season and fresh ingredients available but, among the rest, will invariably include two kinds of home-made hand-rolled pasta, such as pappardelle and ravioli and a typical dessert.
Master the art of kneading dough, roll out perfect pasta! Once ready you will relish the best meal ever, the one you made yourself in the heart of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, accompanied by a selection of excellent wines including a dessert wine.
As a perfect crescendo finale to your gastronomic experience visit the estate's fascinating boutique winery for an overview on wine production.
Perfect for gourmands, foodies and taste-devotees in general our signature Small-Group Market Tour and Organic Cooking Class allows you to learn about Tuscan cuisine and learn the tricks of the trade in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere, with the privilege of the personalized attention offered by a skilled pro. And all in the marvelous Chianti hillside, birthplace of delicious specialties and some of the world's greatest wines! At the end of the experience receive a Certificate of Attendance and a full Recipe Booklet, a superb souvenir which will allow you to share the delicious recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.
*Vegetarians and/or those suffering from intolerance and/or allergies are more than welcome: vegetarian recipes, and/or other alternatives are available and included; thank you for kindly informing us in due advance. Meal includes the menu as prepared and 2 glasses of Chianti wine per person.
Kindly note the Farmers' Market is closed Sundays and public holidays: on these days the class program will comprise a visit to an ancient olive oil mill located within a noble estate, including an olive oil tasting.
EVERY DAY at 9am
Approx. 7 hours
APRIL to OCTOBER
Price Notes: EUR 149 p.p. (adults)
students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
Please note that when the Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays) a special guided visit to a beautiful olive oil mill in an ancient noble estate, with olive oil tasting, will substitude instead.
This tour runs rain or shine.