Highlights of this tour
Select your own menu from a huge list of recipes
Hands-on cooking class with private chef
Learn about tuscan cuisine while you cook
Eat what you made!
Sip local wines matching your dishes
Learn about Italian culinary culture from a professional
FLORENCE GOURMET – HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS
Florence Gourmet – Italy is certainly the land of Art and Beauty, and for sure visiting palaces, castles, churches and museums will be for you an unforgettable and enriching experience!
History is everywhere, even its landscape is an absorbing book where you can read thousands of years of civilization.
But a visit to Italy cannot be said to be complete without an insight on its culinary traditions, because for an Italian, no matter from which region, food is not just food, but culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Tuscany is universally renown for being home to some of the best wines and olive oils of the world, is blessed by a fertile soil and a mild climate and provides an excellent choice of vegetables and fruits. Some of them are truly unique, like the Tuscan black cabbage, or Certaldo onion, or the Zolfino beans.
Although Tuscany is more famous for meat and game, and is also land of delicious goat and sheep cheeses, the Tyrrhenian Sea provides excellent mullets, sea breams, mussels, bonito, squid, octopus, shrimps, prawns and much more.
But please don’t feel guilty if, when in Florence, you decide to escape half a day from Michelangelo or Botticelli and spend instead some time with your hands-on pasta or gnocchi, or chocolate salami!
Florence Gourmet is a fun and learning experience at the same time, a very special souvenir to bring home with you.
Your friends will be bewildered by your new culinary expertise and you can continue cooking Italian for them!
Our chef, Marcella, will welcome you at her warm and bright cooking space by the Arno River, where, in three hours (it can be morning, afternoon, or evening) you’ll learn a lot about Italian cuisine (and not only cuisine!) and, eventually, you’ll be able to go back home and impress your family and friends with your homemade pasta (or gnocchi) and all your new adventures!
When you book our Florence Gourmet we’ll send you all the amazing long list of recipes where you can choose from. However, if you want to stick to regional Tuscan cuisine, we highly recommend:
Cost of this tour
- The cooking class lasts three hours and costs 250 euros per person, with a minumum of 2 people (max 8).
- What’s included: all ingredients (three courses) and wines, personal chef, final meal with the chef
- On request it is possible to organize a shopping tour at the Central Market in Florence, lunch or dinner in a historical Palazzo, theme courses (chocolate, patisserie…) and a special cooking class with both chef & sommelier.
Dress Code and advice
- Dress comfortably
- You will be given an apron|