In our most popular cooking class in Florence, this VIP Cooking Class will provide you with the experience, knowledge and love for the Italian cooking and taste. Our highly qualified, experienced Chef will lead you through from choosing the freshest ingredients to the secrets of preparing Tuscan gourmets. Depending on the seasons, the cooking menu may vary but everything will be made from scratch! You will be also taken to the streets of Oltrano, visiting the Bottegas of Florence.
Tuscan Gourmets in Florence
Florence is known for its delicious Tuscan culinary traditions. Most Florentine dishes are made from scratch using traditional cooking methods and tools. Florence is famous for its antipasti along with different varieties of wood oven cooked bread, Cantuccini, salami and finocchiona, schiacciata, ribollita and many others. "Cantuccini" is the most famous dessert biscuits of the Tuscan region and dipping them into "vinsanto" sweet wine, is a must experience!
Food tour in Fiorentine Bottegas
Your experience will start with the food tour in the Oltrarno Bottegas in the centre of Florence, accompained by your professional chef. Bottegas are known as a workshop or a studio, wherein the Italians have a knack for keeping their family honed secret recipes to themselves. Here, we will be given the opportunity to taste and try samples of different family recipes handed down from generations. Learn the many varieties of typical Tuscan gourmets. Following our professional and experienced Chef, stroll through the old town discovering the fascinating authentic historic Bottegas where you will learn about and taste some gourmet typical Tuscan products, as well as buying some of the freshest ingredients you will need for the recipes in your cooking class.
VIP Cooking Master Class
After the tour of the historic bottegas, you will reach our incredible and exclusive location for your hands-on cooking class, right in the heart of Florence. Wear your apron and start listening to the Chef: you will prepare with him a delicious lunch like a true Italian. As our experienced and passionate Italian chef guides you through our hands-on cooking class, you will learn multiple Italian secrets and traditional cooking techniques. Our chef will take you to prepare a full Italian lunch, with dishes that may vary according to the season or the availability, but the menu can be the following: hand made Potato Gnocchi, with a creamy pesto sauce (prepared only manually, no kitchen robots here! ). As second course a tasty eggplant Parmigiana and of course, our class will not be complete without knowing the Cantuccini recipe, the typical Tuscan dessert, to be eaten along with the vinsanto. At the end of the class you will of course eat your own dishes, paired with excellent Tuscan wines!
Other Food Tours in Florence
If cooking is your passion, take a look at our gourmet food and wine tour in Florence. Among the most requested we recommend our Pizza and Ice Cream Cooking lesson in Florence, to learn how to make pizza and ice cream under the guidance of an authentic chef! For an exclusive experience, do not miss the Private Tour to discover the flavors of Florence: from truffled sandwich to olive oil, passing through cold meats and typical cheeses until you arrive to Italian coffee and a delicious ice cream.