Private Pizza & Gelato Class

Local Product
3:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


Highlights - Why Choose Mama's Private Pizza & Gelato Class in Florence?

  • Gorgeous Design Kitchens: Three kitchens, each with a distinct layout and look.
  • Location: All situated in the vibrant San Frediano neighborhood.
  • Private Spaces: Fully air-conditioned comfort, suitable for any season.
  • Expert Chefs: from prestigious kitchens bring years of culinary excellence.
  • Engaging Teaching Style: Private, hands-on learning, both fun and memorable.
  • 4-Course Private Wine-Paired Meal: Savor an exquisitely crafted seasonal meal.
  • Gourmet Menu: Appetizer, fresh pasta with sauce, main dish, traditional dessert.
  • Fine Wines: Three fine wines to perfectly enhance each dish. Bubbly, white, red.
  • Wine Education: Private insights into the origins and pairing of fine wines.
  • Kitchens with own unique amenity: design dining-room, outdoor patio, winecellar.


Private Pizza and Gelato General Information

Discover the Art of Pizza Making in Florence

Immerse yourself in the culinary heritage of Italian pizza with a hands-on course in Florence. Though Naples is the birthplace of pizza, this class celebrates its diverse variations found throughout Italy. Our three gorgeous design kitchens in the vibrant San Frediano neighborhood provide unique and inspiring environments.

Private Cooking Experience

Experience the luxury of a private cooking class with our dedicated chefs and staff at your full disposal. Learn from chefs with years of culinary excellence in fully air-conditioned spaces suitable for any season. Engage in fun, memorable, hands-on learning, and savor your freshly made pizzas paired with exceptional wines or local beer. Enjoy a gourmet appetizer such as Coccoli Prosciutto e Stracchino, a variety of pizzas, and end with mastering gelato making. Complement your dishes with insights into the origins and pairing of the wines or local beer.


What You'll Learn in your Private Pizza & Gelato Making Class

Home Over Pizza you can recreate at home

In this hands-on class, your English-speaking chef will guide you through the traditions of Italian pizza making, with a focus on home oven techniques so you can recreate the experience at home. Emphasizing fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, you'll explore:

Some Classic Italian Pizzas you may make during your private cooking class:

  • Margherita: Tomato, mozzarella, and basil.
  • Marinara: Tomato, garlic, oregano, and olive oil.
  • Quattro Stagioni: Pizza with four sections, each with different toppings.
  • Capricciosa: Tomato, mozzarella, artichokes, ham, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Diavola: Spicy pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and salami.
  • Napoli: Traditional pizza with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, and capers.
  • Romana: Thin-crust pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and oregano.
  • Prosciutto e funghi: Traditional pizza with tomato, mozzarella, Prosciutto Cotto and mushrooms.

Feel the tradition as you prepare authentic pizzass. This class will deepen your understanding of traditional pizza recipes and provide new approaches to using simple but effective ingredients for the most flavorful outcomes at home.

Technical Skills You'll Master

In addition to learning about the rich traditions of Italian pizza, you'll master several technical skills:

  • Dough Preparation: Create perfect pizza dough from scratch.
  • Topping Selection: Choose and prepare the best toppings for various pizzas.
  • Sauce Making: Perfect the consistency and flavor balance of traditional pizza sauces.
  • Baking Techniques: Learn the importance of cooking times and temperatures for home ovens.
  • Plating Techniques: Present your pizzas beautifully and professionally.

These skills will enhance your cooking experience and enable you to recreate authentic Italian flavors in your own kitchen.

Coccoli Prosciutto e Stracchino

This classic Tuscan appetizer captures the essence of the region's flavors. Coccoli are small, fried dough balls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They're paired with thin slices of savory prosciutto and creamy stracchino cheese for a delightful combination of textures and tastes.

  • Coccoli: Prepared from a simple dough of flour, water, yeast, and salt, these dough balls are deep-fried to a golden brown, achieving a light and airy texture.
  • Prosciutto: This thinly sliced, dry-cured ham adds a savory, slightly salty flavor that complements the mildness of the coccoli.
  • Stracchino: A soft, creamy cheese that spreads easily, offering a rich contrast to the crispy coccoli and salty prosciutto.

To enjoy, simply spread stracchino on a coccolo and top with prosciutto for a quintessentially Tuscan bite.

Become a Master in Gelato Making

After mastering pizza, delve into the world of gelato. Despite its rich history, making authentic Italian gelato is simpler than it appears. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, you'll create gelato together, incorporating milk, cream, eggs, and sugar, or even crafting lactose-free fruit sorbet.

  • Quality Ingredients: Learn to use fresh, seasonal ingredients as the base for your gelato.
  • Techniques: Your chef will guide you through the process, emphasizing the avoidance of chemicals and the use of unexpected ingredients like balsamic vinegar or farm-fresh yogurt.

By the end of the class, you'll have created some of the finest gelato you've ever tasted, perfect to impress family and friends at home.


Socialize and Savor Crafted Dishes: Enjoy a Pizzas and Coccoli made together.

Strengthen Bonds and deepen connections with familiar faces.

At Mama Florence, sharing around the table embodies the spirit of friendship, love, and creating lasting memories with family and friends. 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 through delicious food and heartfelt conversations. Each meal is an opportunity to bond, celebrate togetherness, and build cherished memories.

Seated 3-course Pizza Meal:

Sit around the table and savour the creations made hands-on with your chef.

  • Coccoli e Stracchino dumplings
  • Pizza with preferred toppings
  • Creamy Gelato or Sorbetto

Wine Pairings: Three fine wines (bubbly, white, red) to enhance flavors and the social dining experience. 
Enjoy this memorable meal and celebrate togetherness with your fellow food enthusiasts.


What's included in the Private Pizza Class

Private Cooking Experience

  • Cook in Exclusive Kitchens: Work in our beautifully designed, private kitchens.
  • Hands-On Cooking Class: Learn from experienced, engaging professional chefs.
  • Premium Ingredients: Use the finest, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Aprons and Tools Provided: Aprons available for purchase on-site.
  • Preparation of a 4-Course Menu:
    • Coccoli e Stracchino
    • Pizza
    • Gelato or Sorbetto
  • Seated table service: Enjoy your creations while we pamper you.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Prosecco to Start: Begin with a glass of Prosecco.
    • Fine Italian White Wine or beer: Paired with the appetizer.
    • Fine Italian Red Wine or beer: Paired with the Pizza.
  • E-Recipes: Electronic recipes sent to your inbox.
  • Class Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, including the meal.
  • 22% VAT Tax: Included in the price.


Important Notes about our Private Cooking Classes

Allergies and Cross contamination

  • Cross-contamination in shared space: Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination 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 a Gluten Free cooking class for all participants is suitable for guests with celiac desease
  • Gluten-free intolernace: If cross contamination is not an issue then different participants can make different doughs.

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.



Mama Florence offers a wide selection of cooking classes, including Italian cuisine, Tuscan regional dishes, Mediterranean cuisine, and much more. We can also personalize the classes based on your preferences and needs. Our private cooking classes are open to everyone, from beginners to cooking enthusiasts. We are delighted to welcome individual participants, couples, families, and groups of friends to share this unique culinary experience. For private groups, there are no age limits, although the classes are more suitable for participants aged 5 and above.

Our private cooking classes are open to everyone, from beginners to cooking enthusiasts. We are delighted to welcome individual participants, couples, families, and groups of friends to share this unique culinary experience. For private groups, there are no age limits, although the classes are more suitable for participants aged 5 and above.

Absolutely! We offer complete flexibility to accommodate your schedule. You can choose the date and time of the class based on your availability and the availability of our chefs. However, please note that certain time slots may be discouraged or may incur additional costs.

The private cooking classes include guided lessons from professional chefs and a team of assistants, all necessary ingredients, the use of cooking equipment, and a tasting of the dishes prepared, along with excellent quality wines to accompany the meals.

Booking is simple! You can contact us through our website or call us directly to check availability or book the desired class directly through our online booking system.
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Wed 17th Jul 2024
Wed, Jul 17
11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
This class starts in less than 12 hours. Place order but please wait for our confirmation. If we can't accommodate you naturally you will not be charged.
Wed, Jul 17
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
This class starts in less than 12 hours. Place order but please wait for our confirmation. If we can't accommodate you naturally you will not be charged.
Thu 18th Jul 2024
Thu, Jul 18
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Thu, Jul 18
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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