Pasta Making Cooking Class

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

 

Why Choose Mama Florence's Group Pasta Making 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 appetizer, two fresh pasta (one filled) with sauces, a traditional dessert.
  • A Selection of Three Fine Wines to complement and enhance the flavors of each course.
  • Education on origins and pairing of wines.
  • Socialize and meet new friends in group class.
  • Beautiful Wine Cellar and charming outdoor patio where you can enjoy some relaxation.

 

Pasta Making Group Cooking Class in Florence - Class description

What to Expect in Our Authentic Florentine Kitchens: 

The Best Group Pasta-Making Class in Florence for Authentic Italian Cuisine! Step into one of our kitchens and get ready for a hands-on pasta-making experience that combines knowledge, skill, and fun. It's a great opportunity to socialize, share travel experiences, make new friends, and enjoy the process, whether you're new to pasta or a seasoned pro. Our classes will share the best pasta-making techniques, recipes, and tips to help you master this delicate culinary craft. Led by our head chef from Florence, Tuscany, who speaks fluent English, you'll enjoy a truly authentic experience.

 

What You'll learn in your Pasta Making Cooking Class

Selection of The Best Fresh Pasta Ingredients

Pasta is made by mixing flour and water (and sometimes eggs) to form a dough. The dough is kneaded until smooth, then rolled out and shaped into various forms like tagliatelle, spaghetti, penne, or lasagna or filled, like ravioli, tortelli. It’s then boiled until al dente and served with sauce. Your chefs will guide you and your fellow wine and food lovers through every step to make the perfect pasta.

Experiment with pasta shapes, colors, and more under expert chef guidance

At Mama Florence's pasta making classes, our expert chefs will teach you and your fellow wine and food lovers the secrets to crafting delectable homemade pasta in a fun and informative way. In our creative classes, you'll learn hands-on skills from the best Florentine chefs. Our pasta making classes ensure that you gain practical experience and knowledge hands-on. Plus, you can take home your recipe and impress your friends and family with your newfound skills. Join us, enjoy socializing with like-minded enthusiasts, and discover the joy of making authentic Italian pasta from scratch.

Master the Delicate Art of Pasta Making with Mama Florence

  • Flour Expertise: Understand the ideal flour types for different pasta varieties.
  • Dough Techniques: Learn the secrets to mixing and kneading dough for the perfect texture and flavor.
  • Egg Selection: Select the best eggs based on size and freshness to enrich your pasta recipes when required.
  • Pasta Crafting: Create flawless pasta with or without eggs and shape it into your favorite forms.
  • Filling Creation: Discover how to prepare the most delicious fillings for your pasta.
  • Sauce Mastery: Make the best sauces that perfectly complement your handmade pasta.

Pastas you may be creating as a part of your 4-course menu:

  • Ravioli: Delicate pasta squares filled with a variety of ingredients like ricotta and spinach, often served with a simple butter and sage sauce.
  • Tortelli: Traditional Tuscan pasta filled with hearty ingredients such as potatoes, served with a rich meat sauce or simply with butter and sage.
  • Tagliatelle: Long, flat ribbons of pasta typically paired with robust sauces like ragù, offering a rich and satisfying meal.
  • Corzetti: Coin-shaped pasta stamped with intricate designs, perfect for absorbing light sauces like fresh tomatoes and basil.
  • Cavatelli: Small, hand-rolled pasta shapes that hold up well to thicker sauces, often served with zucchini or other seasonal vegetables.

Sauces You May Be Preparing as a part of your 4-course menu:

  • Burro e Salvia: A classic butter and sage sauce that perfectly complements delicate pasta like ravioli or tortelli.
  • Ragù: A hearty meat sauce made with slow-cooked beef or pork, ideal for coating wide pasta ribbons like tagliatelle.
  • Ragù Finto: A "fake" ragù made without meat, using a rich tomato base and vegetables to create a satisfying sauce.
  • Pomodorini Freschi: Fresh cherry tomato sauce that adds a burst of flavor and freshness to any pasta dish.
  • Zucchine: A light and summery zucchini sauce, perfect for pairing with cavatelli or other small pasta shapes.
  • Pesto: A vibrant green sauce made from fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan, traditionally served with trofie or other short pasta.

Learn How to Plate the Perfect Pasta Dish

Learn how to finish off your plates and plate the perfect pasta dish. Our expert chefs will guide you through mastering the art of presentation. Gain hands-on skills from top Florentine chefs, ensuring your dishes look stunning and taste amazing. Enjoy socializing with fellow participants, and impress your friends and family with beautifully plated pasta and your culinary expertise.

 

Socialize & Enjoy a Full Meal of Dishes prepared with group

An opportunity to meet new friends from around the globe

At Mama Florence, sharing around the table embodies the spirit of friendship, love, and creating lasting memories with people from around the globe. This philosophy reflects the essence of the real person behind Mama Florence, who is the soul of the place. The culinary experiences here are designed to connect individuals from different places and cultures through delicious food, heartfelt conversations, and cultural exchanges. Each meal is an opportunity to bond, celebrate togetherness, and build a sense of community, making every dining experience a cherished memory.

Sit down and share your 4-course meal

After crafting delectable homemade pasta under the guidance of our expert chefs, sit down with your newly made friends to savor the culinary creations from the group class. This tasting meal will include:

  • A seasonal appetizer
  • Freshly made pasta dishes
  • A filled Pasta
  • A 'long' Pasta
  • Two sauces for your pasta dishes
  • A delicious dessert

Each dish is perfectly paired with three fine wines: a bubbly, a white, and a red, enhancing the flavors and providing a truly social and immersive dining experience. Enjoy socializing and having fun with fellow food enthusiasts as you share this memorable meal and celebrate your newfound skills.

 

All You Need to Bring Is Your Passion for Cooking

Arrive On Time & Ready to Cook

Arrive fashionably early to our authentic pasta-making classes! We suggest arriving in comfortable shoes and clothing, as you'll be standing while cooking, 5-10 minutes before class. 

Don't worry about bringing your tools or resources - we've got you covered. The fee includes everything you'll need, allowing you to immerse yourself in the pasta-making experience. 

Our Cooking Classes Are Great for Kids, Too

Children ages six and up can join our pasta and pizza-making classes with adult supervision. Our authentic Italian cooking classes are great for  family bonding and fun.

What to Wear for a Pasta Making Class

For the class, it is important to have long hair tied back and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. As the session involves standing and cooking for the majority of the time, it's essential to be at ease during the process. To ensure everyone's safety and proficiency, customers will receive a thorough demonstration of knife skills at the beginning of the class

What's included in your Hands-on Pasta Making 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:
    • Appetizer
    • Fresh pasta with sauce
    • Filled fresh pasta with sauce
    • 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.

 

Important Notes about our Pasta Making Class

  • Shared Kitchen and Tools: 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.
  • Dietary Requirements:
    • Vegetarian Options: Can be easily accommodated.
    • Other Dietary Needs: For vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free requirements, please inquire prior to booking.
  • 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: 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 that day.
  • 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.
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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