Cooking Class And Lunch At A Tuscan Farmhouse With Local Market Tour From Florence

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Indulge your love of Italian food in Tuscany, and enjoy a full-day tour that combines a market visit with a cooking class and 4-course meal with wine! After scouting out quality local ingredients at a historical Florence food market, travel to a rustic farmhouse in Tuscany, surrounded by exquisite countryside. Then, prepare your feast of pasta, pizza and Tuscan roast pork, plus beloved desserts such as tiramisu and gelato, before savoring the creations with Tuscan wine. Up to four glasses of wine are included throughout the day as well as a cooking diploma and the recipes.


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Meet your guide near Palazzo Vecchio in central Florence and take a 30-minute walk to Mercato Centrale, a historical food market in the San Lorenzo area, to see where the locals shop. En route, stop by a local bakery for some tastings and to buy fresh bread. Then follow your friendly guide around the market stalls, and meet butchers and farmers selling vegetables from their fields in Tuscany.
The market teems with fresh fruit and quality local produce including cheese, cured meat, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian specialties. Select some of the finest ingredients to use later in your cooking class, and enjoy samples of some of the food and wine.

Hop aboard your minibus and travel to a farmhouse, tucked away in the Tuscan hills, where your cooking class takes place. Don your apron, which you can keep as a souvenir, and help your chef prepare a full Tuscan meal, starting with a selection of appetizers. Learn how to make proper Italian pasta using freshly laid eggs, and discover the secrets behind traditional meat sauces, using ingredients from right outside the door!

A pasta dish, pizza and classic bruschetta are all on the menu, so help your chef prepare them with fresh bread, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil each produced on site. When the dishes are ready, take a break to eat and enjoy your creations with a glass of the regions full-bodied Chianti wine.

Then, head back to the kitchen to prepare traditional Tuscan arista (succulent roast pork) with roast potatoes, seasoned with fresh herbs from the farm. As the pork cooks, prepare a classic tiramisu, layering delicately flavored mascarpone with liquor- and coffee-soaked sponge biscuits, and learn about strong and rich Italian coffee.
The highlight of your tour comes next: sitting down to eat your 4-course meal! Savor your main course and desserts along with a carefully selected Tuscan wine while chatting to your chef and fellow lovers about your day of food.

Then, return to your minibus and relax on the journey to the start point in Florence where your tour finishes.

Inclusions for Cooking Class And Lunch At A Tuscan Farmhouse With Local Market Tour From Florence

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Market visit and ingredients
  • Cooking class
  • 4-course lunch
  • 4 glasses of wine
  • Recipes (sent by email after the tour)
  • Cooking diploma

Exclusions for Cooking Class And Lunch At A Tuscan Farmhouse With Local Market Tour From Florence

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for

Youth up to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No children under 12 allowed

On Sundays and public holidays there is no visit to the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit of the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick the fresh ingredients)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Fabulous day! The food was delicious, the guys here are amazing and a really fun group to be with. Lots of laughs and you learn so much. Definitely a must do day, plus the place is gorgeous.

  • I highly recommend anyone visiting Florence take thevior cooking class. Had a wonderful experience and lots of fun with my son, my two grandsons and their father. We had a blast.

  • We did this cooking class in April, and we loved it! We are still using the recipes and techniques we learned in the class.

  • Excellent, very well organized and lots of fun. Calmela and Isaac where great teachers, highly recommend you try this tour

  • The best tour of our trip. We had an amazing time!! Just LOVED it and will HIGHLY recommend. Was great fun from start to finish and excellent food, great chefs and great views to top it all!! Thank you for an absolutely great experience.

  • Firstly, the location and facilities were enviable kitchen. Isak and Carmela were a fun pair, who made the whole day enjoyable and an Aussie I have come home inspired to cook my own pasta and pizza and learnt some valuable italian tips when using garlic, balsamic, basil, tomatoes and oil.....lotsa oil! Although our group was large, we all very quickly shared a common experience of food and cooking amongst friends. Thanks Isak and Carmela.

  • Funny, interesting tour and the cooking class was informative and very delicious. Take good notes during the cooking class because some of the tips and tricks didn’t make it into the recipes they email you .

  • This was our family of five's favorite thing we did on our 9 day trip to Italy. We enjoyed the market tour to buy the food we would be cooking and thought our guide Isaac was a very knowledgeable and really funny. The farmhouse such a beautiful, cool place to do this with a great view. Chef Carmella was so fun and full of energy. The pizza people that came in were also very friendly and fun. We really enjoyed learning to make bruschetta which ended up being the best I have ever had and also the fresh pasta from scratch. The ragu sauce we made was excellent and the pork roast/ roasted potatoes were delicious. The wine Chianti Classico was very good and you could have as much as you wanted. There was so much to eat. We left quite happy and haven't stopped talking about it since. Simply a great day. They emailed us the recipes we made and I'm going to do an Italy night at our house sometime soon to show off my new skills

  • Did this in April 2017 with a friend, so much food, so much fun!

  • The highlight of my 2 week European vacation. Issac is an amazing chef and teacher with a great sense of humor! The food and wine never stopped! It was delicious and I learned a ton! I will do this again!

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