Why Taking a Cooking Class in Florence is a Must-Do
The Italian Tuscan capital with its Renaissance architecture will transport you back into the age of Michelangelo. By taking our cooking class you will be whisked away back in time to the Medieval ages, where you will be taking your class in the birthplace of wine, the Tuscan countryside. Discover how to create true Italian cuisine as you prepare an authentic Italian meal complete with the antipasto to the dessert. You will also be given a chance to visit to the local Tuscan market to pick out fresh ingredients for you to cook with.
Florence Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"Authentic, excellent and informative classic Italian cooking class."
We had an absolutely marvelous time cooking our authentic 4 course Italian dinner menu from scratch with fresh ingredients under the expert instruction of the wonderful chef Mara. The food was absolutely delicious. My wife and I have varied cooking experience and it did not matter. We both left feeling comfortable that we could do this at home... amazing!!
Read more + Aaron C. | Aug 2019
Max and his assistant were knowledgable, friendly and excellent hosts. My husband and I enjoyed our cooking class and look forward to making one of the recipes when we return home. Max also offered drinks throughout the experience and we left feeling full and happy.
Read more + Shelby S. | Aug 2019
Manuela (our chef) was lovely, very accommodating and helpful.
The cooking class was fantastic, we learnt a lot, it was very hands on and after cooking we got to enjoy eating it all with a wine pairing
The tour of the cellar was interesting and afterwards we got to purchase some if the wines and the Olive oil.
Definitely worth doing.
Read more + Caroline R. | Aug 2019
It was the best food we ate and we made it!
The chef was very nice and guided us through each step. We met very nice people as well.
Read more + Holly B. | Jul 2019
Made a variety of dishes (tiramisu for dessert was amazing) and then got to eat a large amount of food coupled with a decent amount of wine. Had a lovely evening making new friends.
Read more + Natasha T. | Jul 2019
My children and I had the most fantastic experience with Michele at Mama Florence today.
It was easy to understand, the ingredients were excellent quality, the wine (for me) was delicious, and the food turned out great. The kids kept saying how much fun they were having.
I would HIGHLY recommend!
Read more + Allyson R. | Jul 2019
"AMAZING cooking class in Tuscany"
This cooking class exceeded ALL of my expectations! It was the absolute BEST thing I did during my entire trip to Italy. Angie, Luca, and Luigi were incredible, funny, and made the experience top notch! Their knowledge and skills were next level. I will 100% HIGHLY recommend this class to ANYONE, and will do it again my next holiday to Italy!!! My dream has been to do a cooking class in Italy, and this will be unforgettable. Best night ever!
Read more + Whitney C. | Jul 2019
"INCREDIBLE cooking class in Tuscany!"
This was BY FAR my most favorite thing I did during my entire trip to Italy. This class exceeded ALL of my expectations. Angie, Luca, and Luigi were the sweetest, funniest, most amazing hosts/chefs. A dream of mine has always been to go a cooking class in Italy, and this truly was an experience of a lifetime. I will 100% HIGHLY recommend this class to anyone, and will probably do it again my next trip back because Angie, Luca, & Luigi made the entire experience the BEST!
Read more + Whitney C. | Jul 2019
My Husband and I took this cooking class in Florence . We fully enjoyed this class. We can't wait to try the recipes in our kitchen. Try this cooking experience you will love it.
Read more + Roxana W. | Jun 2019
We had a great time as a family learning about the foods in Italy. Our chef was knowledgeable and interesting. We visited a local coffee shop, pastry shop and olive oil shop...learning and tasting as we went. The afternoon was spent learning how to make pesto, gnocchi, eggplant parmigiana and biscotti....all from scratch!
Read more + Jennifer S. | Jun 2019
"Worth the money!"
Highly recommend! It was definitely worth what we paid, and it was a great experience. We loved meeting other travelers and learning new things. The food was great, and the views were beautiful.
Read more + Kendall W. | Jun 2019
"Pizza and Gelato Class in Florence"
My husband and I did a Pizza and Gelato making class in Florence with Luca and Lavinia for our 1st anniversary and it was fantastic!! Not only were the instructors, Luca and Lavinia, super knowledgeable about their cooking and food culture, but they were incredibly engaging and hilarious! We were in Italy for 12 days and both agree this was the highlight of our trip and the best way we could have spent our first anniversary. We were able to break away from the group for a little bit to exchange our cards and enjoy the food, wine and views of Florence. The food was delicious, the views were unreal and it was an experience we'll never forget. Thank you to Luca, Lavinia and their teams for an amazing experience.
Read more + Olivia D. | Jun 2019
We had such a wonderful time during our cooking class! Agata was a wonderful instructor! It ended up just being my daughter and myself so it was like a private class. We learned the “old school” way and from pasta to sauce to gelato, all was made by scratch!
Absolutely LOVED this and would highly recommend a cooking class for anyone wanting to learn how to make fresh pasta!
Read more + Joni L. | Jun 2019
Everything was wonderful. Manuela was very sweet and informative. Giovanni gave us a lovely tour of the farmhouse and the winery. We tasted 4 delicious wines and amazing olive oil. The meal was 4 courses and everything was fresh and delicious. If you are looking for a wine tasting and cooking tour all in one, this is the tour todo.
Read more + Carlos R. | May 2019
Really enjoyed. Good company, nice small group. Class wasn't difficult, a good variety of dishes & techniques. The walk around the town was also interesting & informative.
Read more + Anneliese M. | May 2019
Manuela was an excellent teacher! We learned so much Christmas and the incredible pasta!
Read more + Melissa F. | May 2019
Carmella was a delight and so was our guide Lavi.
The views from the villa in Tuscany were breathtaking.
Making pasta from scratch was a unique and enjoyable experience.
Eating the food that we prepared throughout the day was that much more delicious knowing that we had helped make it.
Read more + David S. | May 2019
The class was well worth the cost. I have had alot of cooking classes and this one is at the top of the list. Highly recommend and Mathew has an enormous amount of great information if you are staying in Florence for awhile. The food is incredible!!!
Thank You or GRAZIE!!!
Read more + Carol M. | May 2019
"Cooking Class in a 12th Century Renaissance Castle with Cellar and Castle Tour Florence, Italy"
The cooking class in a 12th century renaissance castle with cellar and castle tour (now held in their new teaching kitchen across the street from the villa) in
Florence, Italy was excellent. Alberto, who was our Chef/Instructor, was a great teacher. He showed us many preparation and cooking techniques to use with each of the dishes prepared. Most of the dishes we prepared are in the recipe book provided, but Alberto added personal touches that were not in the the book (I wish I had taken better notes!).
Hopefully, we will be able to attend another class during a future trip to Florence so we can absorb more information and cooking techniques.
Read more + Kit C. | Apr 2019
"The Highlight of our Trip to Florence"
This cooking class was hands down, the highlight from our recent trip to Florence. Everything was flawless, from the meeting at the train station, to the class, the food and the incredible views from the property. We had the best guide and chef, Isak. He was every bit funny as he was knowledgeable and passionate about what he was teaching us. He was very thorough in explaining everything he did. There was some demonstrations, with a whole lot of hands on cooking from everyone. We sipped on some delicious Chianti Classico while we worked. Afterwards, we all sat down and enjoyed the fruits of our labor, while overlooking the most amazing view of the Tuscan valley. It was breathtaking! If you're ever in Florence, book a cooking class. You won't regret it!!
Read more + Debra H. | Apr 2019
"An Excellent Time!"
We had a great time cooking in Manuela’s kitchen! She has a lovely home and family and it was so nice to get to spend the morning cooking with Manuela. She is an excellent teacher who taught us how to make spaghetti, ravioli, and gnocchi along with three delicious sauces. Everything we cooked was very fresh which made it that much more delicious. We learned a lot from the experience and had fun and a delicious meal as well. I would definitely recommend others to take this class!
Read more + Samantha A. | Apr 2019
"Absolutely amazing and so fun!"
WOW Tuscan Bites Cooking class was the most fun I have had in a while! My friend and I signed up and we were the only two. They shut down the restaurant and Agata gave us a private cooking lesson! Agata was so sweet and we really enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much, had a blast cooking together, drank a few glasses of wine, and enjoyed SO MUCH delicious food after we cooked it. The cheese bread was incredible and it was fun to choose which tiramisu flavors we wanted. Homemade pasta was a must in Tuscany! We were so full afterwards we could barely walk, but in the best way possible. We even got to keep the recipes. I could not recommend this class more to anyone interested and it will forever be a fun memory that I will cherish!
Read more + Wynn B. | Apr 2019
As my family and I have grown up with traveling in our blood, revisiting Italy together was a must. Coming all the way from Hawaii, we were so excited for this trip to meet new people and learn more about their culture. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time With Camilla and Tommy at their beautiful home. Being in Chianti was such nice getaway from our stay in the city. They were both very friendly, joked with us the entire time and joined us with our meals. They greeted us with café and biscuits, and we got right into learning how to make pumpkin focaccia, traditional focaccia, fresh pasta noodles and 2 different sauces. As lunch was plated we toured around their beautiful property, surrounded by olive trees and rolling hills with perfect weather in October. We had our first experience in olive oil tasting and enjoyed our lavish meal. We began with a taglieri, mouth watering spread of Italian meats and cheeses with honey and fruit preserves, and wine of course. Gosh, we were in heaven! To follow was our masterpiece of focaccia breads, cacio pepe and carbonara. With wine on the side! Unbelievably tasty! To finish, Tommy baked us a perfect berry cake. My family and I love to eat, and ate as much as we could till we would pop, and there was still food left over for us to take home. Now that we are back in Hawaii, and have our recipe cards of everything we created, we are looking forward to mastering these dishes here at home. Meeting this couple was a highlight of our trip and we hope to keep in touch with them in the future.
Read more + Asia-lei R. | Apr 2019
"The best part of our ten days in Italy !"
We loved everything about this class ! Manuela was a beautiful host that shared her secrets and love of cooking with us while we took this course on an organic vineyard outside of Florence ! We cooked amazing dishes that will be the envy of our future entertaining and had so much fun doing so ! I never knew tiramisu was so easy ! We got to eat our creations pared with gorgeous wines from the Vineyard! They were so delicious we bought every one we tasted ! It was a day to remember and when we return and make our dishes , we will always remember this day !
Read more + Lisa M. | Mar 2019
"Fab class with Luca!"
Luca was a great teacher... He made the class fun and interesting.
We met some lovely people in the class and made some delicious food. Then had a lovely dinner at the end with some delicious wine!
Would definitely recommend this class!
Read more + Anup Z. | Mar 2019
Great experience! Enjoyed the market visit & tastings. Class was fun & educational & the food was delicious!
Read more + Ellen W. | Mar 2019
My 16 year old daughter and I took the class and absolutely LOVED it. Michele, our chef was wonderful and offered helpful cooking tips. The food we prepared was delicious and we had a great time with the other participants. We would highly recommend this class to anyone who loves Italian cuisine.
Read more + Kelly W. | Mar 2019
"Fun Evening Cooking Italian"
We had a great time. There were 3 of us in the class. The food tasted great and we picked up helpful hints for cooking other pastas as well. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
Read more + Diana G. | Mar 2019
"Would definitely recommend."
So Fun!! Great experience, knowledgeable instructor, and a great way to explore a little of Florence's city and culture. Going to the market was a great in addition to cooking the four course Italian meal. Walter our instructor was also excellent!