Pizza and Gelato Course

Local Product
4 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English
4,95 Average Rating

Italy is best known for two foods: pizza and gelato.

Are you looking for a unique and delicious culinary experience in Italy?

But this class goes further - your professional English-speaking florentine chef will introduce you to the process of making gelato with fresh, local ingredients from Florence.

You will never think of pizza or gelato in the same way again after trying these homemade masterpieces.

Class description


Where can you take a pasta and ice cream class in Florence?

At MaMa Florence Cooking School, you will be greeted by your English-speaking Italian chef to make a great pan pizza that you can replicate at home and a fantastic gelato.


What do you do in the pizza and ice cream class in Florence?

Your pizza-making class in Florence starts with the most important element: making the dough. After learning how to select ingredients, and mixing and kneading your dough, your chef will tell you the difference between different styles of pizza throughout Italy and discuss the original pizza Napolitana from Naples, the city where italian pizza was invented. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza dough and creating a vast variety of pizzas with different delicious toppings, using only the freshest and best ingredients. Your chef might show you how to make a fluffy and light focaccia or crunchy and salty Coccoli fried pizza dough. Once your pizzas have been assembled, your chef will show you how to heat the electric oven just as you would in your own kitchen, so you can recreate these delicious creations for family and friends at home. And of course how to make the best gelato you have ever tasted!


Now for the gelato making! Gelato is the original italian ice cream, with a long and fascinating history from iced fruit to modern day commercial gelato. However, great Italian gelato is not as complicated as it might seem. Your chef will show you the importance of fresh, seasonal ingredients as your base and then you will create the gelato together, adding milk, cream, eggs and sugar in varying degrees or perhaps creating a fruit sorbet that is lactose-free. Your chef will explain the importance of avoiding chemicals during the process and also include unexpected ingredients like balsamic vinegar or farm fresh yogurt.


Is cooking course in Florence suitable for children?

This class is perfect for children, teens and families in general. And the delicious menu of pizza and gelato is sure to be a huge hit with even the pickiest eater.

What's included

  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef
  • Preparation of an appetizer, several types of pizza and focaccia, and gelato
  • A full meal of prepared dishes with seated table service
  • Locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients
  • A Prosecco mid-morning break
  • Two glasses of fine Italian wine during your meal
  • Printed recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared
  • Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours
  • 22% VAT tax

Important Notes

  • Joinable cooking classes have a minimum enrollment of 3 people for course activation (except for Sundays which has a minimum enrollment of 5 people). Should the minimum not be reached for the day you have booked, we will contact you with a choice to: pay an additional fee to make the class private, change to another available date, or be fully refunded.
  • If you don’t see a specific class you are interested in listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for you on the date you want.  
  • Because we only use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms, the cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available that day. 
  • It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can accommodate them.
  • If you would like to make this a private class just for you and your group, please get in touch for details. 

We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class

No, you do not need to bring any tools or resources; all the materials, tools, and ingredients needed for the courses will be provided by the school and are included in the fee.

Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours

Yes, you will be eating the dishes you prepared after about 2 hours of preparation. For the menu structure please check the class description.

It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can let you know if we can accommodate them. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs without notice on-spot because ingredients and setting are prepared in advance.

Yes, all joinable classes are suitable for kids 6 and above as long as they are under parent supervision. Pasta and Pizza classes are the most suitable. If you are taking a private class we can accommodate also younger children but we will need to know in advance.

Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you

A tasting of Prosecco and two fine Italian wines during your meal

Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

Please read our cancellation policies. To cancel please write to [email protected]

Comfortable clothing and shoes (you’ll stand up while cooking). Rings and bracelets need to be removed during preparation. If you have long hair please tie it.

No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand.
Pizza and Gelato Course
4,95 Average Rating
Thu 23rd Mar 2023

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