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

Piazza della Stazione


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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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Philip H

This was the highlight of the trip! Carmela and Martina were so entertaining and the food turned out delicious! I definitely recommend doing this tour!

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Scott S

Started out at the market in Firenze, shopping for meats, cheeses, bread and produce. From there it was hands on preparation of the fabulous meal we all enjoyed together. Our tour guide and co-chef, Issac, was the best, but Carmella stole the show with non stop energy and engaging personality. Without speaking English, she still got us all involved and enthusiastic with the details of preparing the food.
The view of the Tuscan scenery was breathtaking, the cooking instruction was first class, and the finished product was one of the best meals we had in Florence.
The one downside was the drop off point at the end of the tour. A little warning in the tour description would have allowed us to plan our route back to our hotel instead of scrambling to figure out where we were.

Image - 19 Apr 2019 -

LINDA B

From first gathering to meet Isaac and the tour of the market to the final hike up to the waiting bus returning our group to Florence this was the best day possible. The camaraderie, the lessons and the food were a delight. Carmelo was singing and dancing while teaching straight forward cooking techniques . What a trip! Then Isaac translating with his humorous interpretation . The venue was impressive and the views- the views!! This was a great experience and I hope that I will be able to return!

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Taylor M

This was an incredible experience for my wife and I. We are on our honeymoon and this was one of our favorite days from start to finish. Isaac taught the whole group so much while walking through the Central market there in Florence.

Once we got up to the kitchen which was Nestled up in the hills with a gorgeous view it was absolutely perfect. We met Carmella who is a little sunflower filled with energy and makes the whole experience fun and memorable. Would absolutely reccomend this to anyone who has extra time in Florence.

Don't forget, unlimited supply of Chianti Classico ♥️

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faith

There are not enough stars in the sky for this course. It was fantastic -- everything I could have asked for and more. Isak and Carmella are quite the team. We had a fascinating tour through the market and then took all our purchases up to a beautiful villa overlooking Florence to turn them into the best meal I've eaten in decades. This is a must-do in Florence!

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