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Learn your way around an Italian kitchen during this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 4-course lunch. Search for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before venturing to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside. Take your cue from an expert chef as you create Italian dishes such as bruschetta, pasta, roast pork, and tiramisù. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.
Visit a historical food market in Florence to shop for ingredients and sample food and wine
Travel to a farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside for a cooking lesson with a local chef
Savor Chianti wine and other local varietals alongside your creations
Bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil
Hand made fresh tagliatelle with traditional meat sauce
Tuscan roast pork with potatoes
What To Expect
Your tour begins in central Florence, where you join up with your guide. Walk to a Florentine food market and peruse the stalls, each teeming with the region’s freshest ingredients, including cured meats, olives, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, and other Tuscan delicacies. Select some of these high-quality ingredients for your cooking class later in the afternoon and enjoy tastings of the food and wine.
Climb aboard a minibus and journey into the Tuscan hills and drive to a rustic farmhouse. Under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare a full Tuscan meal. Discover the culinary secrets behind Tuscan cuisine, from slow-cooked meat sauces to whipping up Italian pasta from scratch. Everything you make is seasonal but some dishes include roast pork, bruschetta, and tiramisu.
Finally, reward yourself with your 4-course meal. Complement your delicious food with Tuscan wine and good conversation. Return to central Florence and receive all the recipes by email so you can impress family and friends back at home with your Italian dishes.
"Just note there is a little bit of walking and standing so wear comfortable shoes." See review
"If you have issues walking this may not be for you as there is a good deal of walking around the market and to the bus." See review
"Take good notes during the cooking class because some of the tips and tricks didn’t make it into the recipes they email you ." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
One of a kind culinary experience in a beautiful estate home in Florence
, Mar 2020
You have to go with Thomas and Carmela. They were great chefs and passionate individuals who had a lot to share about the Italian culture and cooking. If you're lucky, Carmela will sing and dance for you too. The estate was beautiful and it was such a short drive from the market. Thank you for an amazing morning/afternoon. We loved all the dishes we made- bruschetta, pasta, roast pork and tiramisu. I would highly recommend this tour!
AMAZING- INCREDIBLE- TOP NOTCH.... I have SO much to say about this tour that won't fit on this review. I had an AMAZING time learning about shopping and cooking Italian foods. This was the BEST tour I have had yet. The cooking class by Camille was FANTASTIC- a SWEET lady that sang, entertained told stories and JUST HILARIOUS! We made a Meat Sauce, Pasta, Pork Roast, Potatoes and Tiramisu. I REALLY can't say enough good things about it.
This was an excellent tour. We got to go through the local food market and get some good history regarding the city and information regarding local Italian food. We then went to the cooking class at a beautiful estate with awesome views of Florence. The cooking instructor, Carmella, was so fun and lively. She made the class very fun. We had two great guides, Thomas and Elisa. We got to learn how to cook some authentic dishes and then enjoy the food we helped prepare overlooking the awesome views. Our guides were so informative and friendly. They gave us great local recommendations and were so welcoming.
Thank you for your review. Please contact Walkabout directly so that we can send you the recipes. We have already sent them out to people who took the class so we must have had the wrong address.
We booked this cooking class for a birthday trip to Florence, Italy earlier this month, and are so glad we did. Chris and Carmella were fantastic!!! Everything was exactly as listed on the Viator post- from the Mercato Centrale trip to the full-day cooking experience at the farmhouse (seamlessly organized and prompt). Chris and Carmella are extremely talented chefs and are SO much fun to learn from… such a perfect duo! They truly made our day in Tuscany an unforgettable one. Thank you again and we look forward to receiving the recipes via email so we can make this delicious meal at home!
-Leigh & Joe
Camella and Chris were engaging and knowledgeable. They both had amazing cooking skills and brought new insight into old dishes. The market tour took us to special shops and showed us the best produce to buy. Everything was spectacular (especially the view) and the food was phenomenal!
We went with a group of 4 and had an absolute blast! By far our favorite excursion during our 14 day trip and would recommend this to anyone looking for good food and good laughs 😊
Olivia & Carmella we’re fantastic hosts, very informative and a blast
This was a very enjoyable and memorable experience - started with a tour of the local markets to select produce, then a short trip to a near-by but very picturesque hillside villa with a well-equipped group kitchen. All seemed to enjoy making Italian foods (bruschetta, pork roast, past, panna cotta) over a few Chiantis. Highly recommend our guide Olivia and host / chef Carmella. This is worth a half-day of your time.
Not only was this so much fun but we also learned so much! Olivia and Carmella were the best, we laughed, we learned and we ate the most amazing food we prepared ourselves. My family, 6 of us, hands down we would all recommend this cooking class! We were a family, actually no teens, my kids are young adults, my husband and myself and my brother-in-law and we loved it! Thank you Olivia and Carmella!
A fantastic day starting at the markets and travelling to the farmhouse. The class was a perfect size and everyone was able to participate. Olivia and Carmella were great teachers and made the day enjoyable with many laughs. Learnt many new skills to take back home to Australia! Would recommend to everyone!