- Duration: around 5h
- Guided tour at the market
- Light lunch with wine tasting
- Local food tasting
What to expect
- Visit the Central Market in Florence (except on Sundays or holidays)
- Learn how to prepare home-made pasta... and more!
- Eat your lunch while tasting some wine
- Get your recipes booklet and a graduation certificate
A journey through the Italian flavours
Food is a very important aspect in the Tuscan and Italian culture. The Florentine cuisine is based on fresh, seasonal products, with vegetables, meat and - of course - home-made pasta. Learn to cook as a local with a cooking course that will take you through all the steps of preparing a meal: from shopping at the market to tasting at the table.
So, we will start doing shopping at the Central Market with a chef who will help you to choose the right ingredients and those of better quality. You will also taste some food and wine.
Then it will be the time to go to the kitchen and cook what you've bought at the market. Under the expert guidance of the chef, you will create a menu based on fresh, seasonal ingredients such as "bruschetta", home-made pasta (tagliatelle or ravioli), the sauce and a dessert.
Then you will taste everything (you’d better be an attentive student during the preparation!), all together, because in Italy food is conviviality, and accompanied by two glasses of Chianti wine.
At the end you will receive your graduation certificate and a recipe booklet so you will be able to cook the recipes of the Italian cuisine also at home.
What is included
- Visit of the city Market (except on Sundays and holidays)
- Tasting of food and local products
- Cooking class with a local chef
- All ingredients for lunch
- Use of kitchen and all necessary utensils
- Light lunch
- Wine tasting
- Recipes booklet
- Graduation Certificate
- Children between 4 and 12 years old (valid identity document needed)
Infants between 0 and 3 years old (valid identity document needed)
COOKING SCHOOL, Via Panicale, 43red, 50123 Firenze, close to Florence Central Market
Please take this into consideration when arranging your travel schedule. No delay, even for a few minutes, can be tolerated and missing the experience won't entitle you to any refund, not even a partial one.
Children / teens under 18 y.o. must always be accompanied by at least one adult. If this requirement is not met, we reserve the right to exclude the under age partecipant and no refund will be due.
Meal includes the menu as prepared and 2 glasses of Chianti wine per person.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance. We regret to inform you that this class is not suitable for celiacs.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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.
Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.
The described itineraries may undergo slight modifications due to unforeseen operational requirements.
Clients will receive a full refund or credit when they cancel their activity at least 48 hours in advance.
If you do not show up for your activity, you will be charged the full price.