Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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  • 7 hours
  • Florence
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Indulge your love of Italian food in Tuscany, and enjoy a full-day tour that combines a market visit with a cooking class and 4-course meal with wine! After scouting out quality local ingredients at a historical Florence food market, travel to a rustic farmhouse in Tuscany, surrounded by exquisite countryside. Then, prepare your feast of pasta, bruschetta and Tuscan roast pork, plus beloved desserts such as tiramisu, before savoring the creations with Tuscan wine. Up to four glasses of wine are included throughout the day as well as a cooking diploma and the recipes.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included

Meet your guide in central Florence and take a short walk to Mercato Centrale, a historical food market in the San Lorenzo area, to see where the locals shop. En route, stop by a local bakery for some tastings and to buy fresh bread. Then follow your friendly guide around the market stalls, and meet butchers and farmers selling vegetables from their fields in Tuscany.
The market teems with fresh fruit and quality local produce including cheese, cured meat, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian specialties. Select some of the finest ingredients to use later in your cooking class, and enjoy samples of some of the food and wine.
Hop aboard your minibus and travel to a farmhouse, tucked away in the Tuscan hills, where your cooking class takes place. Don your apron, which you can keep as a souvenir, and help your chef prepare a full Tuscan meal, starting with a selection of appetizers. Learn how to make proper Italian pasta using freshly laid eggs, and discover the secrets behind traditional meat sauces, using ingredients from right outside the door!
A pasta dish, pizza and classic bruschetta are all on the menu, so help your chef prepare them with fresh bread, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil — each produced on site. When the dishes are ready, take a break to eat and enjoy your creations with a glass of the region’s full-bodied Chianti wine.
Then, head back to the kitchen to prepare traditional Tuscan
arista (succulent roast pork) with roast potatoes, seasoned with fresh herbs from the farm. As the pork cooks, prepare a classic tiramisu, layering delicately flavored mascarpone with liquor- and coffee-soaked sponge biscuits, and learn about strong and rich Italian coffee.
The highlight of your tour comes next: sitting down to eat your 4-course meal! Savor your main course and desserts along with a carefully selected Tuscan wine while chatting to your chef and fellow lovers about your day of food.
Then, return to your minibus and relax on the journey to the start point in Florence where your tour finishes.

Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Market visit and ingredients
  • Cooking class
  • 4-course lunch
  • 4 glasses of wine
  • Recipes (sent by email after the tour)
  • Cooking diploma

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • Youth up to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No children under 12 allowed
  • On Sundays and public holidays there is no visit to the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit of the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick the fresh ingredients)
Departure Point

8:45am at the taxi stand at Santa Maria Novella Train Station


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Central Florence, near Santa Croce church

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Andrew F

Cooking class and market tour hosted by Isaac and Carmela were excellent. The energy levels from the hosts were infectious and made for an extremely enjoyable day. The menu was diverse and provided opportunity to learn and practice a number of Tuscan cooking techniques. The class culminated in a magnificent lunch.

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Marnie N

Our family - Mum, Dad, 19yo daughter, 17yo son, 15yo son and 12yo daughter enjoyed every moment of this wonderful day!

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cosmolindo

Our day cooking with Carmela and Isak was one of the best days we had on our recent trip to Italy. It started with a very informative tour of the open market where bread, produce, and meat was selected. We then headed to a Tuscan commercial kitchen in a farmhouse not too far away with breathtaking views. The Farmhouse has amazing cooking facilitites for students to actually prepare ingredients for dinner. Carmela and Isak were entertaining as they gave direction on every step of the preparation stages. Students helped, drank a little wine, and enjoyed interacting and cooking. It was fun and light (no pressure). Once everything was ready, everyone contributed their own efforts to create community culinary, then we were served beautiful meals from stuff we created!!!! So Fun! One of the highest highlighs from our trip (and best photos)!! Will urge anyone headed to Tusdany to try this class,Thank you to Isak, Carmela, and the crew that kept everything moving, cleaned, and organized. The site was so beautiful, making cooking so much fun!!Great event!! When we get back to Florence, we will take this class again!!

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Tegan S

We had a great time on this cooking class and market tour. Isak and Carmelo we’re both really great, fun hosts and even better chefs! Highly recommend!

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Cole F

This was an eye opening experience that we will always treasure and we look forward to doing again during our next visit. For starters both Gloria and Isak are amazing hosts and really made the experience special. Walking through Florence and the Central Market with Gloria was wonderful as she talked about the history of Florence that always went back to food. The Central Market where we collected our local ingredients was especially fun as we tried different food items as Gloria talked about how the Italians use these staple items (these 2.5 hours breezed by). Afterwards, we walked a few more blocks to an awaiting shuttle that whisked us away into the countryside (the bonus we were not far at all from Florence) to the farmhouse to make our traditional tuscan meal. I do not want to ruin any surprises but taking in the scenery and the 5-course meal itself was divine. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a magical experience. An added bonus we saw double rainbows during the time we were creating and then enjoying our meal.

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