Authentic Tuscan Cooking Class in Florence with San Lorenzo Market

Create delicious pasta, tiramisu, and more with market-fresh ingredients and an expert local chef

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 1 Reviews · 5.00h 20 max · Florence, Italy

Want to learn the secrets behind the delicious cuisine of Tuscany? Then roll up your sleeves and join a renowned local chef for a Florentine cooking class that’ll teach you to make some of Italy’s best-loved dishes! Pick up your fresh ingredients from historic San Lorenzo Market, then head to a professional kitchen to try your hand at making authentic pasta, bruschetta, tiramisu, and more. Finally, sit down with your group for a tasty home-cooked meal paired with fine local wines. Buon appetito!

  • Hands-on Florentine cooking experience
  • Explore bustling San Lorenzo Market
  • Shop like a local
  • The freshest ingredients
  • Italian pasta making
  • Authentic Tuscan flavors
  • Delicious tiramisu
  • Home-cooked meal with wine

Your Tuscan cooking experience begins at the heart of Florentine food culture, the atmospheric San Lorenzo market. Your local guide will show you around and help you pick up some of the fresh ingredients you'll need for today's class. Heading back to our full-equipped kitchen nearby, you'll meet your culinary teacher—a friendly and highly-trained Florentine chef who's a true expert in creating the world-famous cuisine of Florence and Italy.

Learn from the best as you make delicious appetizers, fresh pasta, and authentic Italian desserts, then enjoy a sit-down meal to savor the fruits of your labor along with tasty local wine. You'll even get a recipe booklet to take home so you can recreate these amazing dished for your family and friends!

Florence Cooking Class and Market Tour Description

Your 5-hour Tuscan cooking experience includes:

  • Guided visit to San Lorenzo Market with tastings

  • Hands-on Italian cooking class in a professional kitchen

  • Expert Florentine chefs to show you the ropes!

  • All the ingredients you need for your Tuscan dishes

  • Lunch and two glasses of local wine (or soft drinks)

  • Recipe booklet and graduation certificate

  • Maximum group size of 20

Explore San Lorenzo Market

The tour begins in the historic San Lorenzo Market, widely regarded as the heart of Florentine food culture. Home to local vendors of wines, meats, vegetables, and more, the market is a great representation of culinary Tuscany.

For the class, your passionate instructor and chef will describe the how to choose the freshest local ingredients that you'll cook later in the kitchen, and you'll taste a few local favorites along the way too. For Italians, the cooking process begins not in the kitchen, but at the market. Learn why Italians traditionally shop each morning for the best breads, meats, and fresh local produce.

Cooking Class in a Florentine Kitchen

From the market, take a short walk to our fully-equipped kitchen where your cooking class will begin. Your chef will demonstrate the intricacies of each dish and the culinary techniques that have been passed down through generations in Florence, and they'll be on hand throughout to help you get your dishes just right,

During the class you'll create a full meal from appetizer to dessert, all made with local Tuscan produce. The exact menu varies by time of year to provide the best dishes with in-season ingredients, but will consist of an antipasto like a delicious bruschetta, a homemade pasta with an authentic Tuscan sauce, then a beautiful local dessert such as tiramisu.

Tuscan Lunch with Wine

After creating the dishes, you'll sit down with your group to enjoy your masterpieces with a couple of glasses of amazing Tuscan wine. Buon Appetito!

Once home, you'll be able to refer to your very own booklet of recipes to show off those fancy new cooking skills you picked up in Florence.

What you get with this tour
Guided visit to San Lorenzo Market with tastings
Hands-on Italian cooking class in a professional kitchen
Expert Florentine chefs to show you the ropes!
All the ingredients you need for your Tuscan dishes
Lunch and two glasses of local wine (or soft drinks)
Recipe booklet and graduation certificate
Maximum group size of 20
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Who knew I could make pasta???
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My daughter is studying abroad in Florence so we wanted to do something really cool when we visited her. This class was great and everything was delicious! So happy I can now make pasta, I'm going to impress everyone back home!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Head to Florencetown Cooking School on Via Panicale, next to San Lorenzo Market.

What to bring?

Just a healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes to walk around the market.

What to bring?

Just a healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes to walk around the market.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible.

Where to meet?

Head to Florencetown Cooking School on Via Panicale, next to San Lorenzo Market.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Florence.

Can I bring my children to this cooking class?

Of course, kids love this Florence experience! They have to skip the wine, of course, but otherwise they can join in like everyone else.

Can I still come if I don't drink alcohol?

Yes, you're welcome to come! Just reach out to us directly so we can work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

Total: $130.90

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