Discover Florence using your senses, dive into the local gastronomic heritage, taste mouth-watering traditional specialties and master the art of Tuscan cooking with this VIP small-group food tour.
Perfect for gourmands, foodies and taste-devotees in general, this tour leads you straight into Tuscan gastronomic heaven, in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere and with the privilege of the personalised attention of a professional chef.
Meet your dedicated chef and follow him on a wondrous "food quest" through the charming streets of historic Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourhood. Talented and entertaining, he will lead you to the most picturesque traditional grocery shops, the ancient Florentine bottegas. This is where the local gourmands and chefs do their shopping! Browse through the shops, losing yourself in the delectable aromas and sensational flavors.
Taste scrumptious specialties, enjoying the exclusive guidance offered by your professional chef, and choose the ingredients to use for your cooking class.
Groceries in hand, you will take a short walk to the cooking class facility, a delightful location in the city centre. Aprons on! Follow your skilled chef's skilled instructions and learn how to concoct the most exquisite traditional dishes: your menu will generally include home-made hand-rolled pasta, a tasty pasta sauce, a traditional main dish such as Eggplant Parmigiana and a typical dessert, too, like almond Tuscan cantuccini (typical Tuscan dry biscuits) to dip into sweet Vinsanto wine.
Master the art of kneading dough into fragrant home-made pasta, or roll out perfect potato Gnocchi, and get the hang of using a pestle to crush fresh basil and pine-nuts into creamy flavorful extra-virgin olive oil pesto! Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a glass of excellent Tuscan wine to relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself, in the heart of historic Florence.
At the end of the experience you will receive a full recipe booklet, a superb souvenir which will allow you to share the delicious recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.
This tour is also available as a private tour. Click here to find out more.
- Guided food tour of Florence historic food bottegas with the Chef
- Apron and cooking utensils
- Booklet with recipes
- Food and local product tasting
- Graduation certificate
- Lunch with wine tasting of Tuscan wines
- Hands-on cooking class with a famous local chef in a fascinating kitchen in Florence