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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence provided by Walkabout Florence Tours

Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Gain deeper insight into Tuscan cuisine during a cooking class and local market tour from Florence. A hands-on experience designed for food lovers, this tour allows you to explore Italian cuisine in more depth than you would by simply eating in restaurants. Pick fresh ingredients from a Florence market yourself, make the meal, and feast on the fruits of your labor. Recipes are provided by email after the class, ensuring you can recreate Tuscan dishes back at home, too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Delve deeper into Tuscan cuisine during a market tour and cooking class
A great opportunity for solo travelers to socialize 
Pick ingredients from a market and cook traditional Italian dishes 
Receive recipes by email in order to recreate Tuscan cuisine back home
What to expect
Meet your guide and group in central Florence, and head straight to a local market selling fresh Italian produce. Browse stalls replete with cheese, cured meats, olives, and balsamic vinegar before you select the ingredients required for this cooking class. Board a minibus and travel through the Tuscan hills to a rustic farmhouse, the quaint setting of your cooking class. Prepare seasonal Tuscan dishes that could include roast pork and bruschetta, stopping to enjoy a glasses of Chianti wine as you go. Create a dessert, like a tiramisu, from scratch before sitting down to enjoy the 4-course meal you've cooked. Return to central Florence by minivan and receive all recipes by email.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5070FARMHOUSE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Market visit and ingredients • Cooking class • 4-course lunch accompanied with wine • Recipes (sent by email after the tour) • Cooking diploma
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Check-in 8:45 am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand, just outside Santa Maria Novella train station Return: Santa Croce area
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Market visit and ingredients • Cooking class • 4-course lunch accompanied with wine • Recipes (sent by email after the tour) • Cooking diploma
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Check-in 8:45 am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand, just outside Santa Maria Novella train station Return: Santa Croce area
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
On Sundays and public holidays there is no visit to the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit of the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick the fresh ingredients)
Near public transportation
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers
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Turbostang
Chicago, Illinois85 contributions
Awesome cultural experience in a great setting
What a great way to spend the day! Everything was fantastic, shopping at the market, food preparation and lunch as well as the views. Lavinia was great at explaining the food culture, history of some of the cheeses, meats and wine. Carmela the chef was lively and entertaining and Lavinia did a great job translating for her as well as helping instruct us. The entire tour was beautiful and seamless.
Written July 24, 2021
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Patricia E
2 contributions
Fabulous from start to finish!!
Jun. 2021
This day of our vacation is among our very favorite memories! We met Lavinia early in the day and from start to finish, it was an amazing experience. Lavinia was so attentive to our every need and as we walked together to the market, she pointed out fascinating information about the culture and architecture along the way. This tour was so much more than just about cooking and food! We learned so much about the culture and really interesting pieces of history that we would never have known without our bright, knowledgeable, and absolutely delightful guide. It was like visiting with a fabulous friend! The market was amazing and learning about the varieties of different meats, cheeses, and ingredients that make cooking and eating in Italy such a treat. After a lovely ride into the country side, we arrived at the most incredible farmhouse! Carmela met us as if we were long lost family! The kitchen was extraoridinary, the view breathtaking, Lavinia and Carmela simply fabulous hostess and teachers, my husband loved it and he never cooks, I learned so much, had such so much fun, and everything was unbelievably delicious! Do not miss this tour!
Written July 21, 2021
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claudinevq
Troy, MI6 contributions
Perfect day to learn Italian cuisine!
My husband and I had the best time with Martina and Carmela! I was very excited to take their cooking class and could not miss it in our trip.
We began walking around Mercato Centrale where we gather ingredients for our dishes and we even got to taste some of the cheeses in the market. Martina was very kind and knowledgeable and was eager to answer all our questions. She is phenomenal!
After Mercato Centrale we went to the villa just outside Florence that had a spectacular view of the city. There, we met the fabulous Carmela, our cooking instructor. She speaks mostly Italian, but Martina is an excellent translator. Also, even though we didn’t speak the same language, we spoke food and that’s really all there is to understand!
We learned how to make bruschetta, pasta, roasted pork with potatoes and of course, my all time favorite, tiramisu. To top it off, we ate everything we made and drank wine, while enjoying the breathtaking views!
If you have time in your itinerary, please book this class. You will not regret it!
Written July 12, 2021
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Hello Claudine, We really appreciate your time for this outstanding and detailed description of our cooking class. Martina and Carmela will be so pleased to see it. Kind regards Walkabout
Written July 13, 2021
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cristina
London, UK67 contributions
I did my best cooking ever! amazing teachers & experience & setting
Sep. 2020
It was our pleasure to spend the day with Martina & Carmella! I don't want to praise my own cooking skills, but I think the meal we actually cooked with the wonderful help of these two women was one of the best we had in Italy. I'm impressed with myself haha.

My partner loved the market tour, and it was lovely to see Martina greet the people in the market like old friends. She gave us amazing tips not only on cooking, but on how to buy ingredients! Honestly, this is a great tour with very friendly people.

and omg, the setting is truly paradise, the kitchen is top!

P.S. Book that tour now! Go now, there are fewer people than usual so you will enjoy a much more private experience than in mainstream times!
Written October 5, 2020
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Hello, WOW! Thank you so much for ever single word you wrote about this experience. Martina and Carmela will be super happy to read that. Enjoy the recipes and come and see us again. Kind regards Walkabout
Written October 6, 2020
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Kathleen G
3 contributions
5 Star
Dec. 2019
Carmela & Cris are Fantastic. This was the best part of our Tuscany vacation. 5 Star service, highly recommended. I would attended another class sponsored by them! We attended prior to Covid, in Dec 2019. But the sanitation of the equipment was excellent. Great experience.
Written August 23, 2020
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Hello Joe, Thank you for taking a moment to share this memory. As soon as you can visit our place again come and take our pizza and gelato class ;) We will not let you down! Kind regards Walkabout
Written August 23, 2020
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AnaMaria G
1 contribution
Incredible views & outstanding food
Sep. 2019
Absolutely one of my favorite experiences with my best friend while going on a 3 week European adventure. It was so relaxing, the hosts were amazing. The food was WONDERFUL, the location was breathtaking. Seriously so great.
Written July 19, 2020
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Hello Ana Maria, Thanks for letting us know that this was one of your favorite experiences of your trip to Europe. We feel so pleased to read your nice words. Kind Regards Walkabout
Written July 21, 2020
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Jesus Fanas
1 contribution
Carmela & Cris are wonderful
Jan. 2020
This experience was great.
We felt that we were part of a family cooking with Carmela and Cris
We learned a lot and we doing pasta, bruschettas and tiramisu every weekend
Dream kitchen to be in
Great experience with family after this pandemic pass
thanks
Jesus & Noelle
Written May 28, 2020
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Hello Jesus and Noelle, Your kind words fill our hearts with happiness. Carmela, Cris and all of us really appreciate you taking the time out to share your great experience. Keep on using our recipes! Kind Regards Walkabout
Written May 29, 2020
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RobinHillFarm
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
Fantastic experience!!
Amazing!! We loved every minute! The views, food, and company were beautiful. Highly recommend it!!!
Written May 6, 2020
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Hello Robin, Thanks a lot for your lovely words and the high recommendation. Kind Regards Walkabout
Written May 7, 2020
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Rebekah
18 contributions
A Truly Delicious Experience
Jul. 2019
This tour was a big highlight of our Italian trip. The tour started off with Isak taking us to a local market to collect ingredients for our cooking lesson. We then drove up to a beautiful farmhouse where we met Carmela. Carmela did not speak much English, but with her emotive personality we always knew exactly what she was saying (plus Isak would also translate). My top one reason for visiting Italy was for the food and this tour did not disappoint. The bolognese pasta we cooked was the best I have ever had, and now my partner and I don't even bother buying it out, we make it ourselves with the recipe Isak and Camela sent us after the tour.
Written April 14, 2020
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Hello, We are extremely glad to see that our class met your expectations and turned out to be a big highlight of your trip to our country. Carmela and Isak will be so proud to know that you are using their bolognese recipe. Thanks for sharing your experience. Kind Regards Walkabout
Written April 14, 2020
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Braathen
Finnsnes, Norway6 contributions
Great cooking class!
Professional and skilled hosts, great recepies and a fantastic kitchen to be in. We had a great time!
Written March 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, Lovely to see that you had a great time. Thank you very much for posting your review. Kind Regards Walkabout
Written March 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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