Discover the gastronomic delights of Tuscany visiting "Mercato Centrale", Florence's largest food market, and learning how to cook crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces and dessert.
If you love Italian food and want to learn how to make simple, delicious Italian cuisine, this cooking class in Florence is the best hands-on cooking experience in the city!
Dive into the depths of flavour, master the art of preparing a mouth-watering Tuscan meal in the heart of downtown Florence with an experienced, charismatic chef.
First of all set off for Florence's central food market. The "Mercato Centrale" is the city's largest, most lively and colourful grocery market. Led by your chef you will browse, learn about the local specialties and the Tuscan food heritage, and liase with the vegetable vendors, butchers and bakers as you pick out the best, tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. Groceries in hand it’s just a short walk to the cooking class facility.
Aprons on, following your chef's skilled instructions and learn how to prepare traditional dishes: crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces and dessert, too. Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a good glass of Chianti wine and relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself in the heart of historic Florence.
At the end of the experience you will receive a Cooking Class Attendance Certificate, as well as a full Recipe Booklet to share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance. Kindly note that the Central Market is closed Sundays and public holidays: on these days the class program will include a special introduction on Tuscan cooking and additional local product tastings.
This tour is also available as a private tour. Click here to find out more.
- Lunch with Wine Tasting (2 glasses of wine)
- Cooking class in dedicated cooking school with local chef
- Graduation Certificate and booklet with recipes
- Chef-led visit of the Central market of Florence
- Food and local products tasting
Via Panicale, close to Florence Central Market