Cooking Class In Traditional Tuscan Farm - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Via Elio Gabbuggiani, Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Let's cook traditional Tuscan dishes together, in a farm surrounded by the vineyards where the famous Chianti wine is produced. The ingredients that we will use are entirely home-made like wine, eggs, olive oil, honey and vegetables.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included

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Let's cook traditional Tuscan dishes together, in a farm on the Chianti hillside, using homemade ingredients like eggs, olive oil, wine, honey and vegetables.
You will prepare a 3 course menu such as tagliatelle, potato based ravioli which are ideal for vegetarians, gnocchi with spinach and boar (wild pig) meat with sauce. The exact dishes will be chosen by our cook on each ocasion.
We will meet at the main train station in Florence where our guide will pick you up in a car. You will then begin the trip towards our farm, seeing our characteristic cypresses, vineyards and olive groves.
We will then proceed towards our farm, where we will have an appetizer and then we will start preparing the fresh pasta, the boar (wild pig) based second course and tiramisu for dessert, together.
At the end we all sit down to enjoy the specialties we prepared together.

Inclusions

Lunch

Wine tasting

Cooking class

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 09-Dec-2019

    The tour guide makes the experience! She taught us traditional tuscan recipes and we enjoyed a very relaxed day cooking, drinking wine and good conversation with all the staff. We would highly recommend this go with the flow day.

  • 03-Jan-2019

    What a wonderful experience! We Happened to be the only 2 in this class. Which added more to the experience of this cooking class on a Tuscan farm. We ate the food we made along with delicious cheese and wine. A Lovely interperta was there to help with the translation. The views and the people of the farm were amazing

  • 03-Jun-2018

    We booked the lunch and dinner experience. We were very disappointed. My daughter and I were the only two in the class. The farm described as rustic is actually a poorly maintained farm. The food was bland. Our guide and teacher is not actually a chef. It was 5 hrs before we actually had a first bite of food. We began at 10am. We had a bit of the pasta and meat we made at 3pm along with a wine tasting tour that came by while we were cooking. We did very little cooking. We did a lot of waiting around while things were being organized but actually we believe Ive our guide was going out to smoke. He would come back smelling like smoke. We ate the pork we supposedly cooked but there was no way the sauce and meat that we made was ready in 45 mins. After after 6 hrs we were going to be dropped off in nearby town for an hr while they prepped to serve us dinner then come back and eat. We were full from lunch, no way we could eat again so soon. We cut our losses and asked to be returned to Florence which they accommodated. It was way to expensive for the 300 it cost

  • 30-Oct-2017

    I was very disappointed with this cooking class. We only made 3 things and the sauce we used on our homemade pasta was left over from the day before. When I complained they let us make a very bland tomato sauce that was just tomatoes and onions cooked in olive oil. This was definitely not worth the money we spent. The farm house and cooking area was just ok. I have been on a lot of Viator tours and this was the first time I was completely disappointed.

  • 20-Oct-2017

    We absolutely loved this tour! Leonardo Leo, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable about both cooking and Italian culture/history. It ended up being just my husband and I on the tour so we had a private cooking class...not to mention all the wine to ourselves! -. We ended up making a pork dish, tagliatelle, and tiramisu. Hand-making pasta is a workout, and Leo pushed us in a very fun way to make the best dough possible. We ate our delicious dishes with Leo and Roberto the owner of the farm and one of the tour assistants. The farm was rustic and beautiful and the owner made sure were well taken care of. Thank you Roberto and Leo for allowing us to experience Tuscan farm life. Sign up for this tour if you can!

  • 03-Oct-2017

    What a great experience! We got a chance to go out into the farmland outside of Florence and spent the day making delicious food. We made pot roast and fresh pasta, then tiramisu for dessert - such a fantastic lunch! It was fun and truly relaxing to spend the day at a rustic farmhouse sipping wine, cooking, and eating. Our guide Leonardo picked us up directly from Florence and spoke great English. He was very helpful and guided us through the whole process even though we were by no means expert chefs, then emailed us the recipes after the class when we reached out. I actually made the tiramisu again the other day for the first time since coming home, and it was amazing! Would absolutely recommend - it was a real highlight of our honeymoon!!

  • 22-Aug-2017

    One of the highlights of our trip to Italy! We were taught how to prepare various Tuscan dishes including a pork pot roast, two kinds of tiramisu, cannelloni, and lasagne. We were also treated to snacks and wine and had a lovely meal with our guide who was entertaining and knowledgeable.

  • 19-Jul-2017

    The tour guide was very gracious. The experience was well organized. He even gave us a bottle of wine to go!

  • 06-Jul-2017

    The food we made was tasty. Otherwise, this class was a disappointment. This was not a cooking class it was a lunch experience at a farmhouse greatly in need of updates.

    I cook a lot. My friends consider me a gourmet cook, and I love to add new recipes to my repertoire. I have taken French and Japanese cooking classes in my travels. Both of these classes were taught by people with culinary training in culinary kitchens. Both classes were cheaper than this class was. I learned techniques and recipes in these two classes that I now use on a regular basis. I hoped to gain hands on experience with Tuscan recipes.

    This class was hosted by someone with no culinary training. The class description is misleading. It states that we will make the following things: potato ravioli, gnocchi, wild boar sauce, wild boar for the second course. We didnt make any of these things. We made a simple sauce for a pork loin put together tiramisu, which is very simple and used a pasta maker. I own this pasta maker and already use the recipe we were shown. We did not make any of the pasta sauces. We did not receive copies of any of the recipes during the class so we could not take notes, even if we wanted to. We had to email the host to get them. The class description states that we will have a prosecco appetizer instead, we sampled the farmers wines, which were mediocre compared to all of the wines I tasted while in Tuscany. The class was poorly organized. We spent a lot of time sitting at a table while the host got the next activity ready.

    If you love to cook and want to learn Tuscan recipes, take Rick Steves advice and sign up for a class taught by a chef or someone with Tuscan culinary training at a facility set up for real cooking classes.

  • 05-Jun-2017

    Overall this class was great, we enjoyed the class and the owner of the Farm was super polite and great to work with. The first thing i would say about this class is to pick a different place to meet. We walked around the Mcdonalds for about 15 minutes before we were approached by this guy who didn't look legit at all. He turned out to be a really nice guy but needs to be a little more presentable.
    He then took us on a 15 mins tram ride to meet with the driver/owner of the farm who then drove about 45 mins to our destination. The farm was in a very nice location but it wasn't what i was expecting. The place needs little bit more finesse in the arranging of the tables and better chairs and decorations. I wish we would of had more of a wine tasting, there was only 2 wines that we tasted and that is not a tasting. The food was amazing, we were so happy with the directions Roberto gave us for the meal and in the end it was delicious.
    Overall we had a good time and it was a great experience, I would recommend it if for the adventure.

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