Pesto & Pasta Cooking Class at Mama Florence

Local Product
3:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


  • Professional Kitchen
  • Personalized Attention
  • Hands-On Experience
  • All Materials Provided
  • 4 Course Meal

Indulge in the Art of Fresh Pesto and Homemade Pasta in Florence

Join us at Mama Florence for a delightful culinary exploration where you will master the traditional Italian craft of making fresh pesto and homemade pasta. Set in the charming city of Florence, our class offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of authentic Italian flavors and cooking techniques.

Master the Delicate Art of Pasta Making with Mama Florence

Pasta making is a hands-on experience that requires knowledge and skill. 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. Our classes offer a truly authentic experience, led by our head chef, who hails from Florence, Tuscany, and speaks fluent English.

Your Culinary Adventure:

  • Perfecting Pesto: Learn the secrets of making classic Genovese pesto from scratch. Discover the perfect balance of fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Understand the importance of ingredient selection and the traditional mortar and pestle technique.
  • Homemade Pasta Creation: Dive into the joys of making fresh pasta dough. Gain hands-on experience in kneading, rolling, and shaping pasta, perfectly complementing your pesto sauce.

What’s included in your Colored Pasta Cooking Class

  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef
  • Preparation of an appetizer, two pasta shapes with sauces, and a dessert 
  • A full meal of prepared dishes with seated table service
  • Locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients
  • A Prosecco break
  • Two glasses of fine Italian wine during your meal
  • Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you after the class
  • Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours
  • 22% VAT tax

A Pasta Experience Perfect For:

  • Food lovers and culinary enthusiasts eager to delve into Italian cooking.
  • Home cooks looking to add authentic pesto and pasta recipes to their repertoire.
  • Anyone seeking a unique, hands-on experience in the heart of Italy's culinary traditions.

Join Our Pesto & Pasta Cooking Class:

Embark on a journey into the heart of Italian cuisine with our Pesto & Pasta Cooking Class. This experience is not just about cooking; it's about embracing the rich traditions, flavors, and passions of Italy.

Book your spot now and get ready to transform simple ingredients into an extraordinary culinary masterpiece!

Learn How to Plate the Perfect Pasta Dish

Our pasta-making classes teach you to roll, knead, and cut different pasta shapes, including spaghetti and tortellini. We'll experiment with various shapes and fillings while guiding you to pair them with the best sauces and ingredients.

Enjoy a Full Meal with Your Prepared Dishes

Learn the art of sauce preparation and discover the perfect pasta shapes to maximize flavor and create an irresistible pasta experience. Our classes will teach you to match pasta with the proper sauce, ensuring each noodle is perfectly coated for a deliciously saucy experience.

Our Cooking Classes Are Great for Kids, Too

Bring your little ones along! Children ages six and up can join our pasta and pizza-making classes with adult supervision. Our authentic Italian cooking classes are great for all ages.

What do you Wear to 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.


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 5th Aug 2024
Mon, Aug 05
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
$343.00 / Total
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