Tuscany Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class from Florence

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Florence
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Tour description

Under the guidance of a professional Italian chef, you'll be taken on a cultural journey learning the skills and inside tricks of making the best mouth watering pizza and gelato right in the country where they were born. During this 5-hour activity set on a beautiful Tuscan estate offering stunning views over the surrounding hills, you'll roll-up your sleeves and get hands-on experience. Get insider tips and learn special techniques and enjoy a 3-course meal accompanied by wine and beer. Pickup from a centrally-located meeting point is included. Choose from one of 2 departure times when you book.

After meeting your professional chef at the centrally-located office 15 minutes prior to your selected 2:30pm or 5pm start time, you'll be transported directly to a beautiful private estate in the hills just above Florence where you will start to live the full Italian experience.On arrival, you'll be able to appreciate the stunning views over gorgeous countryside as you taste the traditional 'bruschetta' and enjoy a glass of Chianti wine while listening to the culture behind Italy's most famous foods - pizza and gelato.By this time you will be eager to get hands on. The professional chef will teach you the art of dough making and kneading and will give you all the inside tips in order to easily produce the same result back home where you'll be able to impress your friends and family.Next, it will be time to get creative as you use the ingredients picked from the onsite vegetable garden and choose from the many traditional toppings the Italians love. The pizza will be cooked in a wood oven to give it the traditional flavour that will make you feel proud as you sit down and enjoy your pizza with wine or beer.The fun continues as you then learn the special techniques to make your very own gelato. You will make creamy gelato with unique toppings and sauces, and though you may always want to reproduce these same toppings, the chef will make sure you have an adequate understanding in order to be able to experiment at home.You will leave feeling satisfied, excited and with wonderful memories that you will be able to take home with you. Upon departure, you'll return to the original departure point around five hours after departure.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional chef
  • 3-course lunch or dinner (depending on option selected)
  • Wine and beer
  • Recipes
  • Cooking diploma

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Lunch included