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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
  • Receive a cooking diploma and the recipes
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Starter
Bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil
Main
Hand made fresh tagliatelle with traditional meat sauce
Tuscan roast pork with potatoes
Dessert
Tiramisu
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Market visit and ingredients
Cooking class
4-course lunch accompanied with wine
Recipes (sent by email after the tour)
Cooking diploma
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Check-in 8:45 am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand, just outside Santa Maria Novella train station Return: Santa Croce area

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • 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)
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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
  • "Be aware that there is some walking involved - about a mile and most on flat surfaces" See review

Reviews

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star-5
take this class!!
Taylor_T
, Dec 2021
It was perfect! Carmella taught us everything we needed to know about crafting this perfect meal, and Lavinia was a fantastic guide! This was our first time in Florence and we are so happy we did this class. It was everything we wanted and more!!
star-5
Simply wonderful!
Stephanie_S
, Dec 2021
This experience was simply wonderful! The guides and chef were welcoming and friendly and very knowledgeable of the area and the traditions of Tuscan cooking. The atmosphere and location of the kitchen were both amazing, and the easy-going and excited attitude of the group made the entire experience one of my favorites from my time in Florence. I would absolutely recommend Walkabout tours/classes, and will certainly be joining another one during my next visit.
star-5
Educational day in Florence
George_S
, Nov 2021
What a fun day. Visited the local market and learned about local foods. Than off to a beautiful villa in the hills right above Florence and learned to prepare pasta from scratch. Truly a wonderful experience.
star-5
An enjoyable Tuscan Lunch experience.
Sharon_Y
, Nov 2021
Our guide Olivia was wonderful. Very knowledgable, friendly, and fun. A lovely personality to represent Tuscan cooking. Our cook Carmela was outstanding. In addition to being an excellent cook and teacher she was extremely funny. I laughed the entire day. I also met some amazing people from around the world. My favorite was Fred and I hope he comes to visit me in San Francisco. Last but not least, the meal was very delicious!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cooking, glass.of wine,...
Diana_P
, Nov 2021
Cooking, glass.of wine, conversation, it was a great day. Tour guide was the best, very knowledgeable. Great views and great food.
star-5
Highlight of our holiday!
MariaLuisa_R
, Nov 2021
Probably the highlight of our trip to Florence. Lavinia was such a great guide and Carmela was such a character. We loved the walk in the market while we tasted some local food. We drove to the beautiful property and met Carmela, had some wine. The menu was delicious and it was such a fun interactive and relaxing activity. The end result was just amazing. My sister who is in the culinary industry was very happy and thoroughly enjoyed herself. This was for our first wedding anniversary and what a treat. Last year, we had a certificate for our marriage and this year we had a certificate for Italian cooking! Yayy! Definitely made me want to order less and cook more at home. Thank you so much Lavinia and Carmela!!!
star-5
Wonder afternoon
Cathie_T
, Oct 2021
Carmela and Elisa worked very well together. Amazing cooks, venue was wonderful, we unfortunately did not have time to return to the market where we had gotten the food. Which is a must see place by itself. They had a clean up person who made short work of the messes we made. The other guests were also amazingly fun. Be prepared to walk, laugh, and eat. It was worth the money that was spent, I must say I would do it again.
star-4
It was a great class but...
Cheryl_C
, Oct 2021
It was a great class but my only complaint is that we were promised recipes of what we cooked did not receive them
star-4
A truly unique gastronomic experience in a gorgeous setting
Penny_C
, Oct 2021
Carmella was a fun, lively and engaged cooking teacher. The food was delicious and the views were magnificent.
star-5
Fun cooking class!
Erika_M
, Oct 2021
Such a fun day! Our guide Laviana and chef Carmela were so energetic and welcoming. We started at the market and actually bought the food we cooked with; meat, bread, cheese, and vegetables. The food was all delicious and the vibe was fun and relaxing.

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