Florencetown, creator of Florence's most popular and entertaining cooking class, is proud to present Tuscany's ultimate and most exclusive hands-on culinary experience: the VIP Small-Group Cooking Masterclass & Food Tour.
Discover Florence using your senses, dive into the local gastronomic heritage, taste mouth-watering traditional specialties and master the art of Tuscan cooking! Meet your dedicated chef and follow him on a wondrous "Food Quest" through the charming streets of historic Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourood. Talented and entertaining, he will lead you to the most picturesque traditional grocery shops, the ancient Florentine bottegas. This is where the local gourmands and chefs do their shopping! Browse through the shops, losing yourself in the delectable aromas and sensational flavors. Taste scrumptious specialties, enjoying the exclusive guidance offered by your professional chef, and choose the ingredients to use for your exclusive cooking class in Tuscany. Groceries in hand you will take a short walk to our cooking class facility, a delightful location in the city center. Aprons on! Follow your chef's skilled know-how and learn how to concoct the most exquisite traditional dishes: your menu will generally include home-made hand-rolled pasta, a tasty pasta sauce, a traditional main dish such as Eggplant Parmigiana and a typical dessert, too, like almond Tuscan cantuccini (typical Tuscan dry biscuits) to dip into sweet Vinsanto wine. Master the art of kneading dough into fragrant home-made pasta, or roll out perfect potato Gnocchi, and get the hang of using a pestle to crush fresh basil and pine-nuts into creamy flavorful extra-virgin olive oil Pesto! Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a glass of excellent Tuscan wine to relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself, in the heart of historic Florence.
Perfect for gourmands, foodies and taste-devotees in general, our signature VIP Small-Group Florence food tour and Cooking Masterclass lead you straight into Tuscan gastronomic heaven, in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere and with the privilege of the personalized attention of a professional chef.
At the end of the experience receive 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.
Please note that when the Bottegas are closed a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking school will substitute instead.
MON to SAT at 9AM
Approx. 6 hours
APRIL to OCTOBER
Price Notes: from EUR 109 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 Bottegas are closed a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will substitute instead.
This tour runs rain or shine.