Looking for some cooking classes in Florence to learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine? Oh, yum! You’ll definitely want to take home all the recipes. Find out which are the best classes you can take!
If there’s anything better-tasting than Italian pasta, it has to be Italian pasta that you made from scratch! Italy is world-renowned for many things, but its delicious cuisine is in a league of its own.
There’s no better way to savor it (and learn all of its tricks and tips to keep savoring at home) than by joining a class with a professional Italian chef and cooking in Florence your own lunch or dinner.
It’s definitely something that should be on your Florence itinerary if you’re spending at least a couple of days in town.
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Are you ready to start? Check out the best cooking classes in Florence that you can try!
The VERY Best Cooking Classes in Florence, Tuscany
➤ The Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence takes place in a palace, and it’s a 4-hour hands-on lesson in which you’ll prepare a 4-course menu of Italian dishes, as you learn about the Tuscan culinary traditions and techniques.
The menu includes a starter, two mains and a dessert which you’ll get to enjoy with a glass of wine.
This class also includes: Ingredients, recipe booklet, dinner and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
➤ The Original Cooking Class & Market Tour starts at the Central Market, where you’ll wander around the stalls in search for local ingredients, before heading to an amazing cooking school in Florence, Italy, where you’ll learn to prepare the most delicious traditional dishes, including starters and desserts and, of course, pasta.
Expert chefs will guide you as you make your bruschettas and sauces, and you’ll then sit to enjoy your homemade meal with some Chianti wine. The menu can be adapted for vegetarians.
This class also includes: Ingredients, two glasses of Chianti wine, recipe booklet, and a diploma. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Top Cooking Classes in Tuscany: A Day Trip from Florence
➤ Longing for a truly Tuscan experience? Then join this Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Florence to visit a wonderful Farmhouse in the rolling hills, where you’ll indulge in a tasting of focaccia and wine before getting your hands on the creation of pizza dough.
You’ll learn about Italy’s two most famous foods, and prepare a creamy gelato to enjoy as dessert.
This class also includes: Appetizers and meal, wine, beer, recipe booklet, and transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
➤ This Cooking Class and Lunch Experience also takes place in a Tuscan Farmhouse, to where you’ll be transferred after exploring a Florentine market in search of fresh ingredients.
Once in the countryside, you’ll embark on the preparation of a full Tuscan meal of 4 courses, all the while learning the secrets of the region’s cuisine. You’ll then get to enjoy your homemade lunch accompanied with some wine and beautiful surroundings.
This Florence cooking class also includes: Recipe booklet and diploma, ingredients, meal, and transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Go on a Pasta Making Class in Florence
➤ If pasta is all you can think about when in Italy (we don’t blame you!), you should join a Pasta Class in Florence. You’ll learn all the secrets behind authentic Italian pasta as you prepare ravioli, tagliatelle, and spaghetti from scratch, following the instructions of your chef.
Needless to say, at the end of the lesson you’ll get to sample your homemade dishes with a delicious glass of wine!
This class also includes: Small-size group, bottled water, ingredients, and Italian wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
➤ A great alternative is the Homemade Pasta and Dessert Class in which you’ll not only make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, but also sauces and delicious Italian desserts. You’ll learn about the proper wines to pair with each dish, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner afterward.
This class also includes: Ingredients, recipes, meal, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Gelato and Pizza Cooking Class: The Best Combo!
Truly, though: is there a better combo than pizza and gelato?! Learn how to prepare Italy’s iconic food in this Pizza & Gelato Class, where you’ll be introduced to the history of the dishes and let in all the tricks to make a truly authentic and mouthwatering Tuscan pizza.
When you’re done, move on to prepare your own gelato, which you’ll enjoy for dessert.
This class also includes: Ingredients, dinner, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
The Ultimate Florentine Steak Experience
You can’t leave Florence without having enjoyed a true Florentine Steak Experience. One of Tuscan cuisine’s staples, you’ll be in charge of grilling your own Florentine steak under the careful watch of an expert chef.
Learn all about this traditional dish, from the adequate cut and the cooking, to the best wines to pair it with. You’ll then indulge in your 3-course meal in a beautiful trattoria, dessert and wine included.
This class includes: Dinner and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Learn How To Make Gelato
Gelato making is a true art, and you can become the ultimate artist with this Gelato Making Class in Florence, that will enchant grown-ups and children alike.
You’ll learn about the process and history of its creation, and make your own gelato from scratch, choosing your favorite flavor and mastering the scoop technique.
This class also includes: Ingredients, small-size group, gelato. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Best Family-Friendly Cooking Class in Florence, Italy
If you’re traveling with your kids, this Family-Friendly Cooking Class is a great option to enjoy some quality and delicious time with them. You’ll cook fresh pasta, some starters, and tiramisú using organic ingredients and having tons of fun, before enjoying your handmade dinner with drinks.
This class also includes: Ingredients, recipes, food, and Little Chef diploma. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
Private Cooking Classes in Florence
Whether you’re a big group, are celebrating something, or merely want to enjoy the undivided attention of the chef, you can book a Private Cooking Class. You’ll start by exploring a Florentine Market to shop for fresh produce and ingredients, and then head to a rustic villa where you’ll prepare a 4-course meal and enjoy some wine tasting. This is one of the best Florence cooking classes to enjoy with your family or friends!
This class also includes: Recipe booklet, certificate, wine, and meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
A Gluten-Free Cooking Class in Florence
If you’re celiac or following a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy a Firenze cooking class with this Semi-Private Gluten-Free Experience. You’ll embark on a hands-on lesson and learn how to adapt the glorious Tuscan flavors to your lifestyle, so you can continue to savor them after your trip.
You’ll discover the secrets of gluten-free pasta making in Florence, and also make some pizza and tiramisu, which you’ll enjoy with some tastings of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and wine.
This class also includes: Recipes, ingredients, and meal + drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE