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Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to first-class art and gastronomy. As well as some of our most popular cooking classes. OK, you may not be able to reproduce the city’s famous artworks, but you most definitely can recreate its authentic dishes!

If you’re a keen food connoisseur and would love to gain some culinary knowledge during your travels, then learn how to prepare some of the most famous Italian dishes with some hands-on experience.

Top 5 Cooking Classes in Florence

Local cooking classes in Florence are the perfect way to experience a true flavour of the rich Italian passion and culture. Plus, you can leave your trip with newfound culinary skills to always remind you of an unforgettable holiday!

Check out our top five cooking classes in Florence below.

Hand-made fresh pasta cooking class

Here, guests learn how to create fresh handmade pasta such as - tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli in the home of Michelangelo Buonarroti. With your apron donned you will discover the very best pasta dishes and sauces that use fresh ingredients rather than coming straight out a jar.

Dishes include Tuscan gnocchi and ravioli filled with Tuscan Pecorino cheese and pears. The class can also be adapted to your preferences. Afterwards, it’s time to enjoy your hard work, with a glass of wine or handcrafted beer.

Tuscan Cooking Lesson: From the Market to the Table

Can you imagine impressing your family with a typical Italian meal that you have cooked all by yourself? This professional cooking class is one of the top 5 cooking classes in Florence and comes strongly recommended.

The lesson starts by visiting the central market in Florence with your own personal chef, who will advise you on what ingredients to buy. Then it is time to enjoy four-hours of preparation for a full Italian meal, from starters to dessert.

Your very own home-cooked lunch is then served with local wines. Not only that, but participants also receive a genuine certificate signed by the chef, as well as the recipes to keep for future use.

Florence: Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

So, how do you make two of Italy's most famous dishes? It's simple when you have the help of your own personal chef! You'll be shown how to make tender flexible yeast dough and a tomato sauce, along with a brief history about the delicious combination.

Discover the secret to the perfect Italian gelato. Along with how to get the best out of natural colours, as well as how various heating and freezing techniques impact the ingredients.

Tuscan Cooking Class with Dinner in the Historic City Centre

This is a small group class that shows you how to make a classic Tuscan meal with seasonal and organic ingredients; in one of the top 5 cookery classes in Florence.

Under expert guidance - you will be able to make a four-course meal, followed by a dinner using all the dishes you have cooked, accompanied by great Tuscan wine.

Homemade Cooking Class (Pasta and Desserts)

This pasta and dessert experience teaches you how to make two Italian specialities, led by a professional chef. Learn how to make fresh pasta following ancient Italian recipes, but also by making the most of a modern-day pasta machine.

There will also be time to make an authentic Italian dessert, ready to serve up as you enjoy the dishes you have prepared - as well, of course, some of that excellent Tuscan wine.

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Let tabl. help make your stay that little bit more special with a genuine Italian cooking class in Florence. Learn all about the secret old local recipes, in a friendly, entertaining setting. Why not expand your culinary knowledge with one of our other food and drink experiences in Florence during your holiday?

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