Gluten-Free Cooking Class

Local Product
Yes
Duration
3:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Yes
Languages
Italian and English
Rating

Highlights - Why Choose Mama' Gluten Free Group Cooking Class?

  • Gorgeous and Spacious Gullo Design Kitchen making cooking both enjoyable and inspiring.
  • Fully Air-Conditioned so you can stay cool and comfortable, no matter the season.
  • Experienced English speaking Chefs from prized kitchens bringing you years of experience.
  • Engaging Teaching Style so your hands-on learning experience is Fun, memorable.
  • 4-Course Seated Wine Paired Tasting Meal: Enjoy a carefully crafted seasonal meal. 
  • Menu: delicious GF appetizer, A fresh GF pasta with sauce, a traditional GF dessert.
  • A Selction of Three Fine Wines to complement and enhance the flavors of each course.
  • Education on origins and pairing of wines.
  • Socialize and meet new freinds in group class
  • Beautiful Wine Cellar and charming outdoor patio where you can enjoy some relaxation.

 

Gluten Free Cooking Class in Florence - Class description

Traditional Gluten Free Italian dishes

Despite what one would think, Italian traditional cooking abunds with many great recipes and classiscs that do not invlove gluten flour. You don’t have to have Celiac disease or be gluten intolerant to just have a desire to experiment with gluten-free cooking. With your professional chef in Florence, learn the secrets of a successful and delicious gluten-free Italian meal in a fun and convivial environment. With so many of Italy’s dishes already gluten-free your chef will tell you about the benefits of having at least some of your dishes or meals without gluten.

Who is the Gluten-Free Course aimed at?

Mama Florence’s gluten-free cooking class is not just dedicated for those who suffer from gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease, but also for those who live with people following a gluten-free diet or are just curious about how to reduce the gluten they are currently consuming. Your expert Italian florentine chef will provide you with useful information about gluten-free ingredients, their nutritional and organoleptic characteristics, how to select them and of course give you important tips on how to avoid cross contamination with gluten during meal preparation.

What you'll learn in your Gluten free Cooking Class in florence

Naturally Gluten Free ingredients used in Italian Cooking

There are so many wonderful naturally gluten-free ingredients that we choose not to use industrially prepared premixed gluten-free flours or mixes.  In the Gluten-Free Cooking Class, you will learn to prepare a variety of dishes using naturally gluten-free grains such as rice, millet, corn, amaranth, chik-peas, nuts, almnds and more. You'll create a full Tuscan menu, from appetizer to dessert, learning how to substitute these grains for regular ingredients to maintain a rich and varied gluten-free diet. The focus is on using natural ingredients rather than industrially prepared mixes, ensuring everything is made from scratch. Your chef will show you how to make everything you need for a scrumptious gluten-free meal from scratch! 

Examples of Gluten-Free Traditional Dishes:

  1. Cecina: A savory chickpea flour flatbread from Tuscany.
  2. Pollo alla Cacciatora: Hunter's style chicken cooked with tomatoes, wine, and herbs.
  3. Gluten-Free Polpette: Delicious gluten-free meatballs.
  4. Gluten-Free Pasta: Learn to make pasta from scratch using gluten-free flours.
  5. Pappa al Pomodoro: A hearty Tuscan tomato and bread soup, made with gluten-free bread.
  6. Gelato: Authentic Italian ice cream made with fresh ingredients.
  7. Panna Cotta: A creamy, gluten-free Italian dessert.

Making Gluten Free Pasta

Creating gluten-free pasta involves a careful blend of gluten-free flours, such as rice, corn, or chickpea flour, combined with binding agents like xanthan gum or guar gum to mimic the elasticity of gluten. The dough is mixed with eggs and water until it reaches a smooth consistency. After resting, the dough is rolled out and cut into desired shapes, whether it's fettuccine, tagliatelle, or ravioli. The result is a delicious, chewy pasta that holds up well with a variety of sauces, bringing traditional Italian flavors to those with gluten sensitivities.

Important notes

Ensuring a Safe Gluten-Free Cooking Environment

Altough flour is used in our kitchen in different times and dates, in our gluten-free cooking classes, we prioritize safety and purity by using separate utensils that are never contaminated with flour. We strictly use only gluten-free ingredients, which are stored separately from other items to avoid cross-contamination. Clean aprons are provided, and all surfaces and pots are thoroughly sanitized and checked before each class. No flour or gluten-containing products are ever used during our gluten-free classes, ensuring a safe environment for all participants.

  • Separate Utensils: Utensils used are never in contact with flour.
  • Gluten-Free Ingredients: Exclusively gluten-free ingredients are used.
  • Separate Storage: Utensils and ingredients are stored separately from others.
  • Clean Aprons: Aprons are washed and clean.
  • Sanitized Surfaces: All surfaces and pots are carefully sanitized and checked before class.
  • No Gluten Products: No flour or gluten-containing products are used during gluten-free classes.

Other allergens and Cross contamination

  • Shared Kitchen and Tools: Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination with allergens used in preparations is possible or likely.
  • Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.

Other Dietary needs

  • Vegetarian Options: Can be easily accommodated.
  • Other Dietary Needs: Vegan, or dairy-free requirements, please inquire prior to booking.
  • Gluten-free for celiacs: only our Gluten Free cooking class is suitable for participants with celiac desease, other classes are NOT suitable for celiacs.  
  • Gluten-free intolernace: If cross contamination is not an issue this need can be accomdated in most classes 

Minimum Enrollment:

  • General: A minimum enrollment of 3 people is required for course activation.
  • Sundays: A minimum enrollment of 5 people is required.
  • Options if Minimum Not Met: If the minimum is not reached, you will have the option to:
    • Pay an additional fee to reach minimum
    • Make the class private
    • Change to another available date
    • Receive a full refund

Special requests

  • Special Requests: If a specific class is not listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for your desired date.
  • Seasonal Ingredients: We use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms. The cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available.
  • Allergies and Preferences: It is essential to email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences so we can verify if we can accommodate them.
  • Private Classes: If you would like to make this a private class for you and your group, please get in touch for details.

What’s included in your Gluten Free Cooking Class

  • Gorgeous, Spacious Air-Conditioned Gullo Kitchen: Enjoy cooking in our beautifully designed, comfortable kitchen.
  • Hands-On Cooking Class: Learn from experienced and engaging professional chefs.
  • High Quality, locally Sourced, Sustainable Ingredients: Use the finest ingredients for your dishes.
  • Use of Aprons and Tools: Aprons and tools are provided (apron purchasable on-site at an extra cost).
  • Preparation of a 4-Course Menu:
    • Gluten Free Appetizer
    • Fresh Gluten Free pasta with sauce
    • Gluten Free second course
    • Gluten Free Dessert
  • Full Meal of Prepared Dishes: Enjoy your creations with seated table service.
  • Prosecco to Start Your Meal: Begin your dining experience with a glass of Prosecco.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Fine Italian white wine to pair with your appetizer or first course
    • Fine Italian red wine to pair with your second course
  • E-Recipes: Receive electronic recipes of all the dishes you've prepared, sent to your inbox.
  • Class Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, including the meal.
  • 22% VAT Tax: Included in the price.

 

FAQs

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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