Florence Market Tour & Traditional Tuscan 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

Delve into the best of traditional Tuscan food when you meet your friendly English-speaking guide at the Florence central market and are escorted through the stalls filled with farm fresh produce, butchers and cheese mongers, all selling their delicious wares. Learn about Tuscan traditions and foods during this fun and informative tour, and then head back to MaMa Florence Cooking School for a hands-on traditional Tuscan cooking class with a fantastic Tuscan chef to learn the secrets of the cucina povera – peasant kitchen.


Class description

Join us for a unique culinary experience in the heart of Tuscany! Our Florence Market Walk & Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class is the perfect opportunity to explore the local food culture and learn how to cook authentic Tuscan dishes.

Our tour begins with a guided walk through the bustling Florence food market, where you'll see a wide range of fresh, seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses. Your English-speaking guide will explain the local products and their importance in Tuscan cuisine, and you'll have the chance to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of this incredible foodie destination.

After the market tour, you'll head to the MaMa Florence Cooking School, where you'll meet your English-speaking chef for a hands-on cooking class. You'll learn about the culinary techniques and traditions of the Cucina Povera – peasant kitchen – as you create a delicious menu of traditional Tuscan dishes from appetizer to dessert, using high-quality ingredients and emphasizing the importance of cooking from scratch.

You'll have a wonderful time making new friends in the convivial atmosphere of MaMa Florence, as you cook and learn about the rich culinary history of Tuscany. At the end of the class, you'll sit down to enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor and take home recipes to recreate your favorite dishes at home.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the vibrant food culture of Tuscany and learn how to cook authentic Tuscan dishes in a hands-on cooking class.

Important notes

  • Joinable cooking classes have a minimum enrollment of 3 people for course activation (except for Sundays which has a minimum enrollment of 5 people). Should the minimum not be reached for the day you have booked, we will contact you with a choice to: pay an additional fee to make the class private, change to another available date, or be fully refunded.
  • If you don’t see a specific class you are interested in listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for you on the date you want.  
  • Because we only use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms, the cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available that day. 
  • It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can accommodate them.
  • If you would like to make this a private class just for you and your group, please get in touch for details. 

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.
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Fri 2nd Aug 2024
Fri, Aug 02
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
$447.00 / Total
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