Private Florence Market Tour & Tuscan Cooking Class

Local Product
4:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English

Highlights - Why Choose Mama's Market Tour & Traditional menu Cooking Class?

  • 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, 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.


Market Tour with Tuscan Traditional Cooking Class

Explore the San Lorenzo Market

Begin your culinary journey with an exclusive, private tour of the bustling San Lorenzo Market. Guided by a friendly expert, you'll explore stalls filled with fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, sampling delicious local foods and learning about Florentine traditions.

Walk to MaMa Florence Cooking School

Continue with an intimate stroll through the vibrant San Frediano neighborhood, known for its authentic charm, artisan workshops, and lively atmosphere. Experience the local culture with bustling piazzas, historic architecture, and traditional eateries.

Experience MaMa Florence's Warm Hospitality

At MaMa Florence, you’ll be welcomed as if into a private home. Our English-speaking chefs, along with our amazing and friendly staff, offer a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching. The intimate, exclusive setting ensures personalized attention, making your cooking experience both educational and delightful. 

Our philosophy centers around the joy of culinary experiences that connect people through food, tradition, and shared moments. We believe that cooking and dining together fosters friendship, love, and lasting memories. Our intimate, hands-on classes are designed to immerse participants in authentic Italian cooking, using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. By blending education with fun, we create an inviting atmosphere where everyone feels at home, making every meal an opportunity to bond and celebrate togetherness. Join us to experience the heart and soul of Italian cuisine.

What You'll Learn in your Tuscan Menu Cooking Class

Work side by side, step by step with your Chef

Your chef will guide you through preparing 4 traditional Tuscan dishes, ensuring you gain hands-on experience in our private, exclusive, and comfortable design kitchens equipped with modern amenities. These may include 4 among the following or other traditional seasonal recipes:

  • Panzanella: A refreshing bread and tomato salad.
  • Tagliatelle: Long, flat pasta often paired with rich sauces.
  • Tortelli: Pasta filled with hearty ingredients, typically served with butter and sage.
  • Peposo: A robust beef stew with peppercorns.
  • Polpette: Traditional Italian meatballs.
  • Pollo alla Cacciatora: Chicken cooked hunter-style with tomatoes and herbs.
  • Gelato: Classic Italian ice cream.
  • Cantucci: Crunchy almond biscuits.
  • Panna Cotta: A creamy, set dessert.

Kitchen Skills You'll Master

In addition to learning these delicious recipes, you'll also gain valuable kitchen skills:

  • Kneading: Master the art of kneading dough to achieve the perfect texture.
  • Cutting and Shaping: Learn techniques for cutting and shaping pasta.
  • Sauce Making: Create perfectly balanced sauces to complement your dishes.
  • Plating: Discover how to present your dishes beautifully and professionally.

Enjoy crafting and savoring your creations in a relaxed, air-conditioned environment, making unforgettable memories and enhancing your culinary skills.


Socialize and Savor Crafted Tuscan Dishes

Sit at Mama's Table!

Seated 4-Course Meal: At MaMa Florence, dining is about more than just food—it's about connection and joy. Gather around the table in a friendly, communal setting to share your culinary creations, making lasting memories with family and friends.

  • Seasonal Appetizer
  • Fresh pasta and sauce 
  • Main Meat or Veg Course 
  • Dessert

Wine Pairings: Three fine wines (bubbly, white, red) to complement your meal.

Join us for a delightful cooking experience that's as enjoyable as it is delicious!


What's included in your Market tour and Tuscan Tradition Class?

  • Friendly Guide: English-speaking food expert for the market tour
  • Exclusive Tour: Private exploration of San Lorenzo Market with pit stops.
  • San Frediano neighborhood: Enjoy 20-minute stroll off the beaten track to Mama.
  • 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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Tue 13th Aug 2024
Tue, Aug 13
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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