Begin your day of exploration of the best of Tuscan food when you meet your English-speaking friendly guide at the Florence central market for an informative and fun tour along the stalls filled with farm fresh produce, butchers, cheese mongers all selling their delicious wares. Then head back to MaMa Florence Cooking School for a hands-on cooking class with a fantastic Italian chef to learn the secrets of making Italian hand made pasta.
Come enjoy your fascinating exploration of a bustling Florence food market with a friendly English-speaking guide before your cooking class. The Florence market is a place where the stalls are heaped with produce raised in the green belt around the city and brought in before dawn by the producers. You'll see everything from seasonal produce, fresh and salt-cured meats, cheeses, and much more in a true Italian farm-to-table experience. Your English-speaking guide will take you through the market, explaining local products as you absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of this incredible foodie dream.
Your morning will continue when you arrive to MaMa Florence Cooking School for your pasta making class. The English-speaking professional chef and pasta expert who will dive right in, showing you how to turn simple fresh local Tuscan ingredients into hand made pasta and delicious paired sauces. You will knead, roll and cut pasta such as ravioli, tagliatelle and tagliolini. The sauces are just as important – following seasonal recipes and using only the highest-quality ingredients you will create three delicious sauces, one to accompany each shape of pasta you have made. Of course the aim of this class is that you can take your knowledge home with you to make pasta on your own like a pro. We want everyone to be able to participate, so let us know if you have a special request such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or eggless pasta and we will be happy to accommodate your needs. This is also a great class for kids as they love to get their hands in the pasta dough.
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.FAQs
I recently took the Florence Market Walk & Pasta Cooking Class and it was an absolute delightJane, 41
The Florence Market Walk was a food lover's dream come true. Unforgettable experienceEthan Johnson, 25
Mama Florence's Pasta Cooking Class was a culinary masterpiece. Highly recommend!Olivia Thompson, 43
Mama Florence's Pasta Cooking Class was a hands-on journey into Italian culinary traditionEmma Brown, 30
The Florence Market Walk introduced me to hidden food gems and local delicaciesNoah Wilson, 48
Mama Florence's Pasta Cooking Class exceeded all my expectations. A must-do in Florence!Sophia Taylor, 21
The Florence Market Walk revealed the heart and soul of Florence's food cultureLucas Anderson, 39
Mama Florence's Pasta Cooking Class was a highlight of my trip. Authentic and delicious!Mia Clark, 62