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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Highlights
  • Receive personal instruction from a professional Italian chef
  • Enjoy pizza and gelato at the end of class, with wine or soft drinks
  • Take home a recipe booklet to try out your newfound skills
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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza
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Overview

Most trips to Italy involve plenty of pizza and cones of gelato but on this tour, you won’t just get to sample both specialties: You’ll learn how to make them (and will walk away with new skills). Class sizes are small, so you’ll receive personal instruction from a trained Italian chef. Make pizza dough from scratch, learn gelato-making tips, and enjoy tastings of both at the end of your class.

What to Expect

Your Italian culinary immersion begins in the afternoon or evening in central Florence, depending on the session you select. The class begins with an introduction to pizza in Italy, from its long history to its different regional varieties.

Once you’ve learned all about Italy’s favorite dish, don your apron and hat and get cooking. Class sizes are kept small, so you’ll receive personal attention from the chef. Learn how to make your own pizza dough from scratch, knead the dough, prepare traditional tomato sauce, and select your own toppings.

As the dough rises, you’ll also learn how to make gelato—Italy’s answer to ice cream, famous for its rich, ultra-creamy consistency.

End your class with a meal: Eat the pizza you made from scratch and enjoy gelato for dessert, plus glasses of wine or soft drinks. A recipe booklet is also included so you can try out your new skills upon returning home.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very high-quality cooking class!

Giuseppe and Kevin were great cooking instructors! The class took place in a very clean and modern kitchen/classroom. Making the pizza was a lot of fun and the product was absolutely delicious. The gelato was also some of the best I’ve had in Italy. One...More

Thank Rocco M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun hands-on class

One of us is not a cook but still managed to make a very tasty pizza! Instructions were clear and coaching was good except for one over eager "helper" who took over the kneading instead of talking us through it. Small group of 7 was...More

2  Thank Richie G
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Richie G. , Thank you for your review, we are always open to both positive details and useful suggestions, since these are both a way to reach the perfect quality and to improve everybody's experiences. We Hope to have soon the chance to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun for all ages

My husband and son (6 years old) participated in this class during our trip to Italy. They had a wonderful time! The chefs were very engaging and were able to keep both adults and children's attention. The food was great and all enjoyed eating it...More

3  Thank Happytraveller147
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear HappyTraveller147, we are pleased to read that your husband and son enjoyed our Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class, this is something we always appreciate! We are happy also to read positive details and useful suggestions coming from our guests, this is an effective way...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic food experience!

An absolutely fabulous experience! The chefs, Kevin and Marco, were great and engaged the group. Making the pizza was a lot of fun! My husband, who never cooks anything, enjoyed this part so much and did such a great job I think I’ll get him...More

1  Thank Cindy D
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Mrs. Cindy D. , we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class, and that this experience managed to make you spend a lovely time! We will also report this message to the Chef, since Marco and Kevin will...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Fabulous, Informative and Delicious cooking class!

Martina met us in the designated place promptly and we walked to the cooking study near the Central Market. The studio is perfectly designed for what this group does - provides step by step cooking instruction with hands-on experiences. The atmosphere was fun and light,...More

Thank lduquettenh
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Iduquettenh, We are glad to read that you enjoyed our Wannabe Italiano Cooking Class, and that you wrote such a wonderful review: thank you very much for this! We will also report this message to Martina, she will be happy and proud of this...More

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ELAINE M
29 May 2018|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
The class is about 2.5 to 3 hours long. We started at 3 and were done by 5:30
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phillyrose13
25 May 2018|
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Response from Aldo D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do.. they only have one type of flour which is la farina 00. Everyone in the class uses it, the pizza made are small size 8”.. its more the experience thats fun..
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