Private Florence Market Tour & Pasta Making Class

Local Product
4:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


Highlights - Why Choose Mama's Private Market Tour & Pasta Class in Florence?

  • Friendly Guide: English-speaking food expert leads the way.
  • Exclusive Tour: Private exploration of San Lorenzo Market with pit stops.
  • San Frediano neighborhood: Enjoy 20-minute stroll off the beaten track to Mama.
  • 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, filled pasta, flat pasta, two sauces 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 Pasta Class and Market Tour

Explore the San Lorenzo Market

Start your culinary adventure with a lively tour of the bustling Central Market in Florence. Your friendly guide will walk you through stalls brimming with fresh produce, meats, and cheeses. Learn about Florentine traditions and sample delicious local foods.

Walk to Mama for your Pasta Making with Mama Florence

Your morning will continue with a walk through the city center and through San Frediano. San Frediano is a vibrant neighborhood in Florence, is known for its authentic charm, artisan workshops, and lively atmosphere. It offers a glimpse into the city's local culture with its bustling piazzas, historic architecture, and traditional eateries

Hands-On Cooking Class

After the market tour, head to MaMa Florence Cooking School for a fun, hands-on pasta-making class with our professional chef. Discover how to make the perfect pasta dough, fill ravioli, and prepare rich sauces. Enjoy crafting and savoring your creations in a relaxed, air-conditioned environment.


What You'll Learn in your Private Pasta Class and Market tour

What You'll Learn at the Market

During the San Lorenzo Market tour, you'll discover the secrets behind some of Italy's most treasured culinary delights. Your guide will introduce you to a variety of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients:

  • Balsamic Vinegar: Understand the aging process and flavor profiles.
  • Truffle Products: Learn about different types and their culinary uses.
  • Pecorino Cheese: Taste this flavorful sheep's milk cheese.
  • Parmesan: Discover the nuances of this aged cheese.
  • Cured Meats: Explore a range of salami, prosciutto, and more.
  • Fresh Fish: Learn about the local catch and its preparation.
  • Seasonal Vegetables: Discover the freshest produce and how to use it in your cooking.

This engaging tour provides a comprehensive overview of essential Italian ingredients, enhancing your cooking experience and knowledge.

Dive in to Italian Classisc Pasta Making wiht your Chef

Your English-speaking chef will guide you through the art of Italian pasta making. With easy-to-follow techniques you will make a filled pasta and a flat pasta among Italy's most famous:

  • Ravioli: Stuffed with ricotta and spinach, paired with butter and sage.
  • Tagliatelle: Long, flat noodles ideal for rich ragù.
  • Tortelli: Hearty potato-filled pasta with butter and sage or meat sauce.
  • Corzetti: Stamped pasta coins perfect with light tomato and basil sauce.
  • Maltagliati: Irregular pasta shapes great for soups and stews.

Technical Skills You'll Master

  • Dough Preparation: Make flawless pasta dough from scratch.
  • Filling Techniques: Perfectly fill and seal ravioli and tortelli.
  • Sauce Making: Achieve the ideal sauce consistency and flavor.
  • Cooking Techniques: Master cooking times and temperatures.
  • Plating Techniques: Learn to present your dishes beautifully.


Socialize and Savor Crafted Dishes

Seated 4-Course Meal:

At MaMa Florence, meals are about more than food—they’re about connection and joy. Share your culinary creations in a friendly, communal setting, and make lasting memories with new friends.

  • Seasonal Appetizer
  • Filled Pasta: Ravioli or tortelli
  • Flat Pasta: Tagliatelle or corzetti
  • Two Sauces
  • Dessert

Wine Pairings:

  • Three fine wines (bubbly, white, red) to complement your meal.

Join us for a delightful cooking experience that’s as fun as it is delicious!


What's included in your Market and Pasta Class?

  • 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:
    • Seasonal Appetizer
    • Fresh Pasta or Seasonal firs course
    • Main meat or vegetarian course
    • Traditional dessert
  • Seated table service: Enjoy your creations while we pamper you.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Prosecco to Start: Begin with a glass of Prosecco Paired with the appetizer..
    • Fine Italian White Wine: Paired with the first course
    • Fine Italian Red Wine: Paired with the second course.
  • 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 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.

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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Mon 19th Aug 2024
Mon, Aug 19
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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