Love Italian cuisine? Well, we’ve got the perfect experience for you. Our unforgettable Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany has been enjoyed by hundreds of guests already, so come along and find out why this is among our top-rated tours.
If you’re on the hunt for the best cooking classes in Tuscany, consider your quest complete. At Walkabout Florence, we offer a range of fabulous experiences and tours celebrating Italian food, but for those looking for something a little more hands-on, the Farmhouse Cookery Class is definitely recommended. You’ll not only learn about Tuscan cooking techniques – you’ll also be able to try them for yourself.
The Farmhouse Cooking Class Experience
At a Glance:
• 7-hour experience
• €150 for adults
• €145 for youths (age 12-26)
• Walking tour included
• Suitable for both beginners and confident cooks
You’ll learn so many culinary secrets during this class, you’ll pretty much be an expert chef by the time you return home! Generally, Tuscan chefs favour fresh, simple ingredients, and you’ll find that ripe tomatoes and olive oil feature heavily in a lot of local dishes. Food is rich with flavour and usually quite hearty, so you’ll no doubt be able to please all your friends and family back home with your newfound skills.
By experiencing cooking classes in Tuscany, you can discover the wonderful flavours of the local produce and learn how to blend these high-quality ingredients together to create delicious Italian dishes. There’s no better way to feel like a real local.
What to Expect
Cooking classes in Tuscany rarely offer the full culinary experience, so our team at Walkabout Florence decided to create something that was more than just a tutorial.
Before you begin preparing the food, you’ll head out to collect the ingredients at the historical food market in Florence. Accompanied by one of our food expert guides, you’ll be introduced to the local butchers, bakers and (no, not candlestick makers), farmers who will be providing you with your tasty fresh goods for the day.
Once you’ve learnt all about how to select the very finest Italian produce, you’ll head back to the beautiful farmhouse to begin your hand-on lesson with the experts. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get stuck into some serious food preparation – but don’t worry, it’s not that serious. The chefs have a hilarious sense of humour and will no doubt have you in stitches while you’re learning to prepare the food!
As the day comes to an end, you will sit together to enjoy your scrumptious meal. This is the perfect time to reflect on the day’s events while tasting your own creations paired with specially selected local wines. Savour the wonderful flavours of the food and reminisce with your newfound friends before your driver takes you back to Florence. This is definitely a day you’ll never forget.
Throughout the day you’ll be taught to cook a variety of Italian dishes. You will begin with bruschetta, a dish of home-grown tomatoes, fresh bread and olive oil. Once this has been prepared it can be enjoyed immediately and washed down with a refreshing glass of Chianti wine – starters don’t get much better than that!
Next up is the main meal: a traditional roast pork dinner complete with roast potatoes made with the farmhouse’s own herbs. This hearty meal is great fun to prepare, and you’ll learn some impressive skills that you can apply whenever you’re serving pork back at home.
Finally, a classic Tiramisù, Italy’s famous coffee and cream dessert. What better place to discover the secrets of this delicious sweet treat than its place of origin?
Whether you’re a foodie fanatic or simply a lover of Italian culture, cooking classes in Tuscany will be right up your street – particularly this one. Book your place today and add something truly special to your adventure in Florence.
What Makes it Special?
If you’re thinking about adding cooking classes in Tuscany to your holiday itinerary, you’re heading in the right direction for a culture- and fun-filled trip. Our farmhouse cookery experience will not only give you some great insider knowledge into how local Tuscan dishes are prepared, but it will also give you the chance to meet like-minded travellers, blend in with the locals of the area and of course, taste some of the finest foods Florence has to offer.
“If you can only pick one tour, pick this one!”
“Absolutely outstanding tour. Isak helped everyone feel at ease and was very open to answering questions and providing good info about the local market. We visited the market the day before but learned so much more in the tour. The Tuscan villa where we cooked is gorgeous and the kitchen is even more spectacular. There was plenty of space and we were encouraged, but not pressured, to help prepare the food and ask questions. We learned all the steps and all the food we made together as a group tasted amazing!”
5 stars on TripAdvisor, rockyandamy
Cooking classes in Tuscany are a fantastic way to learn about the local culture, and our experience really does have it all. If you’d like to find out more about this unforgettable tour or any of our other excursions, simply get in touch with us via our website. Your perfect Italian getaway awaits.
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At Walkabout Florence, we offer a range of hands-on, informative group tours for those looking to add a little something special to their Italian getaway. Whether you love vintage Vespas, Chianti wine or traditional cuisine, we’re sure to offer a tour or experience that you won’t be able to resist. Get in touch with us today and book your place on one of our tours before it’s too late – we know you won’t regret it.