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Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Tuscany Farmhouse from Florence

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Italy is known all over the world for its delicious cuisine, but there’s only one answer we can give when asked which region one should visit for an unforgettable cooking class: Florence, of course! Home to some of the country’s finest fresh produce, there really is no better place to learn the techniques from the masters of Italian pizza and gelato making.

Highlights

Opportunity to handpick your ingredients from the garden

Pizza and gelato cooking class with a professional chef

An enjoyable meal together surrounded by the stunning private estate

Full Itinerary

Depart Florence

Guests will leave the Walkabout centrally located office in via Vinegia 23R together at their allocated time and head straight to the private estate where you’ll find the high-tech kitchen you’ll be using for the day – you’ll feel like a real professional chef!

Select Your Produce

Once our friendly chefs and guides have all been introduced, you will head out into the estate garden to handpick some of your ingredients to be used during the cooking class. Florence is known for its rich and fertile surroundings, so you’ll quite literally be picking the cream of the crop. One of our guides will passionately talk you through all the produce grown in the garden, so you can learn a thing or two as you prepare to get cooking.

A Hands-On Experience

The fun really begins when the group enter the kitchen and start preparing the food. Led by our entertaining and knowledgeable chefs, we can promise this experience is not something you’ll forget in a hurry.

The first step is to prepare the gelato. Choose from a variety of different flavours and create your personal mixture before freezing it to get back to later. The group will then receive an informative introduction to the art of pizza making, the Italian way. Once you’ve learnt the basics, you’ll put your newfound knowledge into practice and start bringing together your very own dough!

Roll up your sleeves, knead, roll and decorate your creation with the toppings picked earlier from the garden. You’ll cook your pizzas in the wood fire oven and enjoy them fresh with a glass of wine.

Good to Know: In this cooking class, Florence’s most popular beverage will be on offer – Chianti Classico Wine.

The gelato making continues with further entertaining instruction from the chefs and a live demonstration with liquid nitrogen. Once the delicious treat is ready you’ll be able to sit back with your fellow guests and enjoy.

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Being able to take home your Italian culinary knowledge is one of the many things that guests love about this cooking class. Florence tours rarely offer such intimate, informational experiences, so make sure you’re booked onto this class for your next trip.

MEETING POINT

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

Departure Time: 2:30pm or 5:00pm

Departure from: Florence

Frequently Asked Questions

We will provide you with all the ingredients and cooking materials you will need, including aprons and cookery utensils so just bring yourselves!

We run our tours with any number of people, rain or shine as we don't want a little bit of rain to ruin the chance for you to experience the beautiful places we take you to. If in extreme circumstances we have to cancel a tour, we will refund the price paid for the tour.

We regret that celiacs cannot be catered for.

We do not organise hotel pick-ups for difficulties with parking and scheduling, but our meeting point at the Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza Cavalleggeri is central and should be easy to get to. It is very close to Santa Croce church and square from which many hotels are located within easy walking distance of. Otherwise a taxi (you could ask your hotel to book it for you) would be the fastest option, dropping you off right at our office.

We always love to hear feedback about the tour! You can leave us a message on our Facebook page wall (find us at Walkabout Florence) or find us on TripAdvisor by searching for the Walkabout Florence Tours.

It is always a good idea to book in advance in order to avoid the disappointment of the tour being fully booked.

The tour is open to all ages from the age of 8.

Yes, the class is hands-on. You will be taught how to make the food and then you will enjoy eating the pizza and gelato as well as fettunta and wine and beer.

Once you have made your reservation and made the payment by credit card through our secure website, you will be able to print the information or save it to your mobile device to bring with you to the check-in.

We welcome everyone to enjoy our cooking class whether you are a beginner or a pro in the kitchen!

If you would like to change the day of your tour, you may do so (depending on availability) up to 24 hours before the start of the tour with no extra fees.

Transportation to the farm and back, the pizza and gelato making with beer and wine, a pizza and gelato diploma and recipes - so you can recreate this meal at home with your family and friends!

Not only will you learn about Pizza and gelato and its importance in Italian history and Culture but you will have hands on experience in learning to make pizza and gelato including learning about the special techniques involved.

We offer a full refund to any cancellation up to 24 hours before the departure time of the tour.

WHY BOOK DIRECT WITH US?

Book direct with us and we can guarantee not only quick and secure booking, but fantastic prices too. We’re passionate about creating memorable experiences for our tour guests, and it all starts with a hassle-free booking. Choose from our small selection of handcrafted tours and make your holiday in Italy one to remember.

Easy instant secure booking

Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

Mobile ticket accepted

WHAT'S INCLUDED?


Appetiser and wine on arrival


Pizza making session


Gelato making session


The food accompanied by wine and beer


Recipes


Transportation to and from venue

THINGS TO NOTE

  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • Gluten free requirements cannot be catered for

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Reviews of this experience from Tripadvisor

Hiking
Hiking
MinnieB123
Olivia was an amazing your guide. The trip was absolutely amazing. The hike was tough but so much fun.
Food and fun, what more do you need?
Food and fun, what more do you need?
Ola1953
I have travelled to many countries and did manning tours by far this was the most enjoyable. Fun, fun, fun. I have recommended this to countless people since our trip there.
The perfect day! (Sorry for the late review)
The perfect day! (Sorry for the late review)
nataliecP2097NA
My sincerest apologies for such an overdue review! I had the pleasure of going on the tour of cinque Terre with Gabriel as our guide In September. It was a fantastic day trip away whilst I was staying in Florence. I was travelling alone but the group was a mix of adults (solo travellers/ couples/ family) approx 12. Gabriel was an great tour guide from beginning to end pointing out sights of interest on route to our first destination and telling us all about the different towns as we travelled around. Everything was organised by himself and the company. All was included and the day ran smoothly be it on a very tight schedule. We were able to stop for coffee and gelato and even get a swim in the sea before the boat at the end. The hike was only between 2 of the 5 towns, the rest were trains and a boat ride at the end however it was so hot I’m glad this was the case. The perfect day. I highly recommend! Thank you so much!
Luca, I love you!
Luca, I love you!
TomWTravels
We don't usually get around to leaving reviews (sorry for all the places we have been before!), however, we felt that you needed to hear about this one. As a big fan of Pizza, I found this class when planning a tour of Tuscany - originally planned for March 20 but had to change it to October 20 due to Covid. We also changed our plans to make sure we were in Florence for the day this took place and luckily the Covid impact gave us a small class of 5 which made it more personal. Angela was an expert on Gelato and helped us understand the science behind it before showing us how to make our own! Luigi and Luca the tag-team showed us the whole process of making Pizza and our faces hurt from laughing so much at they way Luca added his touch. Overall we had the best time and it was 100% worth going on. Get involved on this one! P.S thanks for the recipes, we will be practicing during lockdown!
Absolutely best thing to do!
Absolutely best thing to do!
David_gregorr
I've visited a lot of cooking classes all over the place. But THIS is the best one ever. Luca is absolutely amazing and funny person and makes this experience unforgettable. Gelato master Angela have us a lot of insides into gelato cooking. I'm already planning my next visit to repeat this.
Fun and enriching
Fun and enriching
Q1254JQluciep
We had a wonderful evening at this cute getaway just a couple minutes drive from Florence city centre. The chefs were very entertaining and skilled. Thanks to them we were able to make a yummy pizza & a delicious pistachio gelato and then enjoy them! They even offered a tiramisu for dessert because it was my birthday ;) We were so happy with this experience that we decided to give it a try at home, and the result was awesome! Cheers to this great team
fun cooking class and yummy gelato & pizza
fun cooking class and yummy gelato & pizza
VAL2011YJ
Angela, Luca & Luigi were really good in explaining how to make Gelato & Pizza! And we had a lot of fun too, the gelato and pizza we made were so yummy and i can’t wait to try myself at home. It was best decision to end our italian trip ️️
Fun filled evening
Fun filled evening
563suziem
Awesome way to spend an evening in beautiful surroundings. The chefs were knowledgeable and fun, it was definitely a laughter filled evening with delicious food, would absolutely recommend this whilst you’re in Florence! Thanks to the team for a lovely time :)
Pizza & Gelato to Die For
Pizza & Gelato to Die For
VeveyDave
Max, Luca and Luigi taught us their secrets and had us smiling and laughing the whole time. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience. Ciao guys!!
Amazing time with the chefs!
Amazing time with the chefs!
AlexandreGeorges
Luca, Cris and Luigi showed us all a wonderful time for our last days in Florence, with this very skillful and amazing lesson on how to make a typical napolitan pizza and gelato. Very loving, listen to request (one of us is lactose intolerant but it was not an issue !) and lots of fun. One of the main highlights of our trip in Tuscany, and of any of our trips actually. To top it all the food we made was incredibly tasty, ans we got sent the recipees afterwards via email.
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