Italy – it’s the centre of the world of pasta. Florence, especially, is home to a host of traditional pasta experts, so why not learn how to make authentic handmade pasta from one of them? Each class comes with delicious fresh ingredients and a refreshing glass of wine, so come in and leave the class with the knowledge of a true Italiano.
Here’s our top 10 pasta making classes in Florence.
1. Fresh, Hand Made Pasta and Ravioli
Learn how to make traditional tagliatelle, fresh gnocchi, and fully-stuffed ravioli from scratch! You’ll enjoy the pasta in a juicy tomato and basil ragu with butter and fresh sage. And of course, an Italian meal wouldn’t be complete without a glass of wine.
2. Fresh Pasta and Gnocchi Making
Add some color into your cooking with this colorful pasta making class! Learn how to make various colored pastas from fresh market ingredients. Enjoy the pasta in a hearty gorgonzola walnut sauce, classic traditional Italian meat sauce, fresh pesto, and pancetta sauce. This menu is flexible to anyone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or have specific intolerances or allergies so bring all your friends!
3. Italian Pasta from North to South
Are you only staying in Florence this trip? Well you can enjoy the 3 different pastas from 3 different regions of Italy in this one class. Learn to cook a ravioli with fresh vegetable filling, fettuccini alla norma, and gnocchi with juicy tomato sauce, all with a side of chianti wine. End your day with a sweet panna cotta and you’ll be an expert in traditional Italian cuisine!
4. Drive a Classic Fiat 500 & Cook in Florence Oltrarno
Are you looking for a full wine and dine experience? Join us in driving a true Italiano Fiat 500 through the Tuscan hills and cook a three course meal with the fresh ingredients from the market. This course with be served with 2 fine smooth wines selected by their wine expert Filippo Bartolotta!
5. Pasta Making Class in a Classic Farmhouse near San Gimignano
Want to take a day out to the Italian countryside? Spend a half day at a farmhouse near Siena and learn how to cook ancient family recipes passed down from generation to generation. Come enjoy a savory, tasty tagliatelle, classic ravioli, fresh bruschetta, and a sweet tiramisu at a true tuscan farmhouse.
6. Historic Bottega Food Tour & Master Cooking Class
Immerse yourself in all the scents, tastes, and secrets of Italian Cuisine through Florence’s most popular cooking class. In this VIP small group hands-on experience you will go on a food tour with a professional chef as well as cook some homemade potato gnocchi, pesto, and eggplant parmigiana. After the class enjoy a glass of wine with some cantuccini cookies!
7. Create Corzetti Pasta Shapes & Enjoy a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
Looking for a creative way to make pasta and do more? Use some handmade corzetti pasta disks to add some creativity to your handmade pasta! This class will also include a balsamic vinegar tasting for those interested in more than just a pasta cooking class.
8. Learn How To Prepare Italy's Finest Pasta with a Professional Chef
Explore the Italian heritage through various pastas, fresh vegetables, and wine in this cooking class. You will learn tips on how to cook traditional long pasta, filled pasta, short pasta, and of course everyone’s favorite potato pasta, gnocchi. Use traditional tools to cook with the handpicked local ingredients!
9. Wanna Be Italiano Cooking Class & Market Tour
Have you ever wondered what Italian butchers, bakers, and farmers are like? This class will guide your through the Central Market where you will be able to meet the butchers, bakers, and farmers to learn to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. This cooking class varies depending on what is in season, but will include homemade pasta from scratch, sauces and dessert.
10. Family Cooking Class
Are you looking for something to do as a family while in Florence? Nothing brings a family together better than food! Have a fun hands-on bonding time with your family by cooking fresh pasta, pizzas, focaccia, and tiramisu!