5 Authentic Italian Cooking Classes in Florence

As you walk through the streets of Florence, you may find yourself smelling delicious aromas of food from restaurants. Although eating the delicious foods during your trip may be satisfying, learning how to cook the dishes and teaching your friends and family back home can be rewarding and exciting! There are many classes to choose from, so we’ll list just a few of the best ones that this city has to offer!


1. 4 Course Dinner Deluxe

Learn four recipes for a full meal completely from scratch, everything hands-on for a reasonable price. The menus are different every day and ingredients are bought fresh daily to provide the most quality results. In this class, you will make an appetizer, handmade pasta with sauces, meat with vegetables, and dessert. Vegetarian? No problem at all. There are also vegetarian options available to accommodate for everyone.


2. Pizza and Gelato Making Class in the Countryside of Florence

Learn how to make two favorite dishes from a professional chef in the beautiful private estate in the hills above Florence. Before you begin, you will taste traditional wines while learning about the culture behind pizza and gelato. Afterwards, you will be taught by a professional chef the art of dough making and kneading. You will get to choose from the various fresh ingredients from the vegetable garden to put on your pizza. You’ll also learn the secrets behind making creamy gelato with unique toppings. With this class, you will definitely learn how to impress your friends and family back home!


3. Three Types of Pasta from the North to South

A lot of people learn how to cook pasta as one of their first dishes. However, learning how to cook authentic pasta perfectly is very rare. This cooking class with help you bring home three authentic types of pasta and a beautiful Italian dessert. In this class, you will learn how to make ravioli with vegetable filling, fettuccini with vegetable sauce, and gnocchi with tomato sauce. For dessert, you will learn how to make a delicious and authentic panna cotta.


4. Family Cooking: Pizza, Handmade Pasta, and Gelato

This class will be perfect for you if you’re traveling with a family. In this class, you will learn how to make pizzas, focaccia, fresh pasta with Bolognese ragù and fresh tomato, and tiramisu. This will all be hands-on with excellent advice from chefs and a great opportunity to make a meal as a family! Worried about your child? This cooking class is free for children under the age of 5 and at a discount for children from ages 5-10.


5. Cooking Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Market Food Tour

In this class, you will start the day by meeting bakers, butchers and farmers at Florence’s historical local food market. You’ll learn how to choose the best seasonal products and buy some of the ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and other Italian specialties that you will later use for the cooking class. You will learn to make fresh pasta, classic bruschetta, roasted pork, and the secrets to the perfect tiramisù. What a perfect learning experience and a delicious meal to eat!

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