Florence Market Tour & Pasta Cooking Class

Local Product
4:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


  • Morning Walking tour of Florentine Local Market
  • Cooking Masterclass by a local Chef in a fascinating kitchen in Florence
  • Personalized attention
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your cooking class

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.

Class description

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.

What's included

  • Guided market walk with English-speaking guide before your cooking class
  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef
  • Preparation of an appetizer, three different pasta dishes with sauces, and a dessert 
  • 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

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. 


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.
4.95 Rating
Mon 12th Aug 2024
Mon, Aug 12
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
$447.00 / Total
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