Italy is best known for two foods: pizza and gelato.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I recently took a pizza and gelato course and I have to say it was a really fun and delicious experience. The chef who led the course was very knowledgeable and shared all of his expertise and tips for making the best pizza and gelato. We had the opportunity to get hands-on experience and practice our skills in the kitchen. By the end of the course, I was able to impress my friends and family with my newfound knowledge and skills. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning how to make pizza and gelato professionally.Mary, 39
I was lucky enough to attend a pizza and ice cream course with my partner and I have to say it was a truly exciting experience. The beauty of Italy and the charm of its cuisine completely captivated us. The course was conducted by an experienced chef who taught us all the secrets to making the best pizza and the best ice cream. We had the opportunity to put our cooking skills into practice and gain firsthand experience. But what I liked most was the moment when we finally got to taste our hot and fragrant pizza, accompanied by a cup of creamy ice cream. It was a truly unforgettable moment that I recommend to all couples who want to experience a unique experience in ItalyCaroline, New York