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Chianti Semi-Private Cooking Class at a Tuscan Villa with Market Visit

Highlights
  • Enjoy a Tuscan cooking class with a professional chef
  • Savor a delicious 4-course lunch and Chianti wine tasting
  • Small group of up to 12 people ensures personalized experience
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Chianti Semi-Private Cooking Class at a Tuscan Villa with Market Visit
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Chianti Semi-Private Cooking Class at a Tuscan Villa starting at 9am
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Overview
The Chianti wine region produces the finest wines in Tuscany and its one of the best places to sample authentic Tuscan cuisine. This small-group tour immerses you in the local gastronomy—shop for ingredients at Florence Central Market, take part in an expert-led cooking class, learn about local winemaking traditions, and enjoy a delicious 4-course lunch paired with a selection of regional wines.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Florence and head straight to the Central Market to purchase ingredients and sample some local delicacies. After stocking up on fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, transfer to your cooking class venue, an historic villa set amid the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany’s Chianti wine region.

On arrival, set to work cooking traditional Tuscan dishes, such as ravioli gnudi with fresh handmade pasta, and pick up plenty of tips from your expert instructor, chef Giovanni. Before you eat, enjoy a fascinating introduction to Chianti wine and discover the winemaking process, the different varietals, and how to match wines with various Tuscan dishes.

Finally, sit down to enjoy a delicious 4-course homemade meal, paired with a selection of three different Chianti wines—typically a Chianti Riserva, a Chianti Classico, and a Tuscan dessert wine—and an indulgent dessert, such as strawberry tiramisu.

After lunch, you will be taken back to Florence.
Itinerary
Please note: When Florence Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays), the market visit will be replaced by a special visit to an organic Chianti farm

Sample Menu:
First course (choice of one):
  • Classic bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and olive oil
  • Tuscan bruschetta with olive oil, salt and garlic
Second course (choice of one):
  • Tagliatelle with a rich meat sauce
  • Ravioli gnudi (ricotta dumplings, similar to gnocchi)
Third course (choice of one):
  • Tuscan salad with bread, fresh herbs and tomatoes
  • Locally sourced meat with vegetables
Dessert:
  • Strawberry tiramisu
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Reviews (42)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed September 5, 2018
VIP COOKING Class in Tuscany with Winery Visit and Market Tour

We had a great day with Chef Matteo, who was very nice and taught us many tricks in the kitchen. We first started out at the Market where we sampled fresh produce, cheeses and meats as we purchased items for our cooking adventure. We made...More

2  Thank Lillian N
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Lilian N. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this review. We will also report this message to the chef, Matteo will be happy and proud of...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Fantastic Class

Me and my girlfriend absolutely loved this class, we were taught everything we wanted to learn and was treated to some great in depth knowledge of Tuscany, the markets of Florence and how to build basic Italian sauces and of course Pasta. The setting was...More

Thank lukemcgowen1
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Dear Mr. Lukemcgowen1, we are pleased to read that both you and your girlfriend enjoyed our VIP Cooking Class in Chianti Countryside, this is something we always appreciate! Of course, we hope you will be our guest again soon, in order not only to confirm...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic day learning about Tuscan food and culture

We booked this tour last minute to fill up our day in Florence and it was well worth it! Great cooking experience and learned a lot about techniques and tricks! The trip to the market was great and provided a good introduction to the food...More

Thank JosieC86
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Dear JosieC86 , we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Cooking Class, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to the chef, Marco will be happy and proud of it for sure. Of course, we hope you will...More

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile
Great chefs - long class

Hey - 5.5 hours of pure boredom. The only thing you actually cook is making the fresh pasta - and then you get to eat what others made instead of you. No activity here. If you don’t want to cook, but want to watch someone...More

Thank stephen s
Edoardo G, Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Dear Stephen, first of all thank you for choosing a Florencetown tour. We appreciate the time and effort you have spared to give us this review. We always accept all reviews as an essential element in our strive to continually maintain and exceed expectations, as...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

I attended the cooking class today with my mother and 3 other people in the group. It was the greatest experience we have had learning, cooking, tasting and eating. Our guide and Chef was Marco and he was absolutely fantastic. Heading to the markets explaining...More

Thank Amanda S
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Dear Mrs. Amanda S. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this amazing review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its...More

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