Walkabout Florence Tours

Cooking Class in Tuscany


  • Florence morning food tour with tastings
  • Explore San Lorenzo's colourful Mercato Centrale
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Bruschetta, home-made Pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and Tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied with wine after the class


  • Adult 120 each person
  • Youth 115 each person
  • Group fares get an extra 5 off per person if you are in a group of six or more adults/youths
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9:00am from Florence
7 hours
the tour runs all year


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A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic central food market of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will enjoy tastings and experience Tuscan food like a real local as well as buying the ingredients in this vibrant market.

On arrival in our beautiful farmhouse, you will start creating a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, the majority of which come from the vegetable garden of the farmhouse!

Be prepared to role up your sleeves and learn to cook as Tuscan grandmas and mums do every day in their kitchens for their families. Master the secrets of traditional dishes that you will easily re-create at home for your friends and family. The cooking lesson is suitable for beginners and for those who can already cook.

Then finally we will all sit together on a terrace hosting incredible views over the Tuscan hills and just like a big Italian family, we will take time to enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon appetito!


  • Small-group Italian cooking class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • Florence morning food tour with tastings
  • Explore San Lorenzo's colourful Mercato Centrale
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Bruschetta, home-made Pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and Tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied with wine after the class

What you can expect

First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals. Meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialities. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products.

Then it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with our chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door!

Learn to prepare classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy the bruschetta with a glass of Chianti wine.

After the break it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, arista and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù.

At last sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say arrivederci after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

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Tripadvisor Testimonials

Walkabout Florence Cooking Class

Robyn S

The best thing my husband and I could have done was listen to our friends when they insisted that we take the Florence ( Tuscany country side) cooking class. It was a chance of a lifetime and we are forever grateful for our tour guide Lavinia and Isak, our chef for the day. We spent a week in Italy traveling to Rome, Florence, Positano and Capri and this day in Florence was hands down the most special. Not only did we make some new friends but we learned so much and got to create some of the most delicious food! Highly recommended!

Review date: 28 april 2019

The Best Day! Must do!


Totally recommend this experience, well worth the money! We had Isak & Carmella today who were great and hularious together. Came away with lots of things to try at home for our friends & family

Review date: 28 april 2019

Amazing cooking experience in a wonderful place!!


I chose this cooking class for my birthday trip to Italy and I made the right choice. Booking process and how to meet at the meeting point were very easy. Hospitality was great. The 4 dishes were amazing and easy to follow...and of course they were delicious. It was one of the unforgettable lunches for me in that wonderful place. Highly recommended.

Review date: 28 april 2019

Wonderful market tour and cooking class- highly recommend


I booked this event with some trepidation, I must admit. I’ve never really like group tour things and I wasn’t sure I wanted to devote such a large chunk of our time in Florence to one thing. But I am so glad we did this. Isak met us at the train station, and we headed for the market to buy proteins, basil, cheese, etc. Then we walked to a nice mini-bus that took us up the hills to an amazing spot above the city. There, Carmela, was waiting for us. Between Isak and Carmela, we had an extremely informative and humorous time making pesto, bruschetta, ragu, pasta and tiramisu. As with most groups of strangers, it started out a little quiet ...

Review date: 28 april 2019

What is included

  • Florence Food walking tour
  • Transportation from Florence to the farmhouse and back
  • Cooking lesson and lunch with wine
  • Recipes
  • An Italian cooking diploma for your hard work!
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Things to note

  • On Sundays and public holidays NO VISIT to the San Lorenzo's Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit of the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick the fresh ingredients)
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
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