Delve into the best of traditional Tuscan food when you meet your friendly English-speaking guide at the Florence central market and are escorted through the stalls filled with farm fresh produce, butchers and cheese mongers, all selling their delicious wares. Learn about Tuscan traditions and foods during this fun and informative tour, and then head back to MaMa Florence Cooking School for a hands-on traditional Tuscan cooking class with a fantastic Tuscan chef to learn the secrets of the cucina povera – peasant kitchen.
Join us for a unique culinary experience in the heart of Tuscany! Our Florence Market Walk & Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class is the perfect opportunity to explore the local food culture and learn how to cook authentic Tuscan dishes.
Our tour begins with a guided walk through the bustling Florence food market, where you'll see a wide range of fresh, seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses. Your English-speaking guide will explain the local products and their importance in Tuscan cuisine, and you'll have the chance to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of this incredible foodie destination.
After the market tour, you'll head to the MaMa Florence Cooking School, where you'll meet your English-speaking chef for a hands-on cooking class. You'll learn about the culinary techniques and traditions of the Cucina Povera – peasant kitchen – as you create a delicious menu of traditional Tuscan dishes from appetizer to dessert, using high-quality ingredients and emphasizing the importance of cooking from scratch.
You'll have a wonderful time making new friends in the convivial atmosphere of MaMa Florence, as you cook and learn about the rich culinary history of Tuscany. At the end of the class, you'll sit down to enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor and take home recipes to recreate your favorite dishes at home.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the vibrant food culture of Tuscany and learn how to cook authentic Tuscan dishes in a hands-on cooking class.
Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible. Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.
Vegetarian options can be accommodated easily. For other common dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free, diary free) please make sure to ask prior booking.
I recently took the Florence Market Walk & Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class, and it was an amazing experience! The tour of the Florence food market was a highlight – it was so interesting to see all of the fresh, seasonal produce and learn about the local products and their importance in Tuscan cuisine. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and made the tour really enjoyable.Rebecca Newton, 55
The cooking class at the MaMa Florence Cooking School was also fantastic. Our chef was a true expert in Tuscan cuisine, and he was able to clearly and interestingly convey his knowledge and techniques. The class was hands-on and interactive, and we had a lot of fun learning how to cook traditional Tuscan dishes from appetizer to dessert. The emphasis on using high-quality, fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch was especially valuable, and the dishes we prepared were delicious.Liam, 46