Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in a Tuscany Farmhouse in Florence

Pick fresh ingredients and learn to make authentic, Italian cuisine on an unforgettable day trip!

Travel Flexibly · 5.00h · Florence, Italy

Want to learn how to cook like a true Italian while you’re in Florence, in a unique setting? On this delicious day trip, you’ll be transported to an idyllic Tuscan farmhouse for an unforgettable cooking class! Begin with a walk through the estate’s private garden to select the perfect, seasonal ingredients for your meal. Then, with a professional chef by your side, learn how to make authentic gelato and real, wood fire pizza! Finally, enjoy your homemade masterpiece with a glass of Tuscan wine!

  • Cooking lesson in Tuscan countryside​
  • New Tour
  • Pick local ingredients​
  • Welcome drinks and appetizers​
  • Countryhouse cooking school​
  • Hands-on cooking class​
  • Pizza making​
  • Gelato cooking lesson​
  • Dinner​

Your culinary journey begins in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence, where you’ll meet your friendly guide and group of fellow chefs-in-the-making! Soon enough, you’ll be transported to an enchanting Tuscan farmhouse where your enthusiastic chefs and guides will be waiting to greet you! Your helpful guide will lead you through the estate’s verdant garden, where they’ll assist you in picking out the best, seasonal ingredients for your meal. Afterwards, it’s time to tie on your apron and roll up your sleeves!

From a state of the art kitchen, your professional chefs will begin by walking you through the process of making authentic gelato, followed by a lesson in creating the perfect, wood fired Italian pizza!

Once your creations are ready, sit down and enjoy your delicious, homemade meal along with a glass of Chianti Classico!

Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class Day Trip from Florence Tour Description

Your 5-hour class includes:

  • Professional chef and guides

  • Transportation to and from Florence

  • Hand-picked ingredients from the estate garden

  • Appetizers and wine before the class

  • Make your own authentic gelato and pizza

  • Chianti Classico Wine or beer

  • Enjoy your own delicious, home cooked meal

Depart from Florence

Your delicious getaway begins at your convenient meeting point in Florence, just in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale. Once you arrive, keep an eye out for your friendly guide and comfortable coach that will comfortably lead you to your destination. After all your group members have gathered, you’ll be transported to a breathtaking, Tuscan farmhouse on a private estate!

Select Your Seasonal, Local Produce

After being introduced to your welcoming chefs and guides, you’ll be treated to a walk through the estate’s lush garden. Your expert guide will be by your side as they help you handpick the perfect ingredients for your upcoming cooking class! As you marvel at all the fresh produce, your guide will share details about how the produce in their garden is cultivated.

Prepare traditional Italian-Style Gelato

Once you’ve gathered all your necessary ingredients from the garden, you’ll be led to the estate’s stunning, high-tech kitchen! After a welcome aperitivo with appetizers and wine, it’s time to tie your apron and get to work, as your enthusiastic chefs lead you through the process of making real, Italian gelato!

Select your favorite flavors from a wide variety of choices, and then watch closely as your chefs explain how to create your mixture. Afterwords, pop your decadent dessert in the freezer before learning how to make your next classic Italian delicacy— pizza!

Make Your Own Pizza!

Your professional chefs will demonstrate the traditional art of making real Italian pizza, showing you the basics, step by step. After watching the masters at work, it will be your turn to try! Begin by making your very own dough from scratch, as your chefs guide you through the proper way to knead and roll it to perfection. Finally, complete your masterpiece by adding delicious toppings that were picked straight from the garden!

Finally, pop your delicious pizzas into the wood fire oven, cheers with a glass of fine Chianti Classico wine, and get ready to enjoy!

Buon Appetito!

Before sitting down to enjoy your decadent dinner, follow your chef’s instructions as you remove the gelato from the freezer for the final step. Watch in amazement as your chef demonstrates how they use liquid nitrogen to complete the process!

Now that everything is ready, it’s time to kick back, relax, and dig in. Cheers once more with your table mates before savoring your wonderful, homemade pizza and mouthwatering gelato!

What you get with this tour
Professional chef and guide
Coach transportation to and from Florence
Visit a stunning Tuscan farmhouse
Handpick your own ingredients from the estate garden
Learn how the produce is grown
Make your own authentic gelato!
Learn the art of making real, Italian pizza
Enjoy Chianti Classico Wine or beer
Pick-up
Guide gratuity
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

What to bring?

We suggest dressing according to the season and wearing comfortable clothes.

Where to meet?

The meeting point for this tour is in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale, in Florence.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Florence.

Do I need prior cooking experience in order to join this tour?

Everyone is welcome on our cooking class!

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Unfortunately, because of uneven and steep surfaces, this tour is not suitable for guests with mobility concerns or wheelchair users.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we need to cancel the tour due to safety concerns, we will inform you immediately.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Is food included in the price of the tour?

Yes, after making your own pizza and gelato, you will sit down and enjoy the meal with your fellow foodies!

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

For any allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible. Unfortunately, celiac and gluten free diets cannot be accommodated on this tour.

What if I don’t drink alcohol but I’d still like to join a food tour?

Not a problem. Please let us know in the comment box when you book your tour so we can make sure an alternative drink is provided.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

This tour has a minimum age of eight years old, and children aged 8-17 pay a reduced fee. Please choose accordingly during the booking.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Piazza Cavalleggeri.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends back at your original, designated meeting point in Florence in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale.

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