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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Highlights
  • Receive personal instruction from a professional Italian chef
  • Enjoy pizza and gelato at the end of class, with wine or soft drinks
  • Take home a recipe booklet to try out your newfound skills
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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza
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Overview

Most trips to Italy involve plenty of pizza and cones of gelato but on this tour, you won’t just get to sample both specialties: You’ll learn how to make them (and will walk away with new skills). Class sizes are small, so you’ll receive personal instruction from a trained Italian chef. Make pizza dough from scratch, learn gelato-making tips, and enjoy tastings of both at the end of your class.

What to Expect

Your Italian culinary immersion begins in the afternoon or evening in central Florence, depending on the session you select. The class begins with an introduction to pizza in Italy, from its long history to its different regional varieties.

Once you’ve learned all about Italy’s favorite dish, don your apron and hat and get cooking. Class sizes are kept small, so you’ll receive personal attention from the chef. Learn how to make your own pizza dough from scratch, knead the dough, prepare traditional tomato sauce, and select your own toppings.

As the dough rises, you’ll also learn how to make gelato—Italy’s answer to ice cream, famous for its rich, ultra-creamy consistency.

End your class with a meal: Eat the pizza you made from scratch and enjoy gelato for dessert, plus glasses of wine or soft drinks. A recipe booklet is also included so you can try out your new skills upon returning home.

Reviews (447)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lots of fun -- and good pizza too!!

We enjoyed our time with Chefs Jon and Marcina for our pizza making class. Even though I was totally lost in following Chef Jon's instructions, I managed to make a pretty good pizza. The chefs as well as their assistant were very helpful and friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FTLCruisers
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear FTLCruisers, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We will also report this message to the chefs, both Jon and Martina will be happy and proud...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Fun class for kids, but awkward guide

We took this class recently with our three kids (ages 7, 5, and 2), and it was a cool experience! I think it was perhaps slightly overpriced though. The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was our awkward guide/pizza chef. He met us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AshleyKauz
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AshleyKauz, Thank you for your review, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and to improve everybody's experiences. We Hope to have soon the chance to escort you through another of our experiences, so that we can confirm and exceed the...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile
Awesome evening in Florence!

If you want a really fun evening on your visit to Florence, give this cooking class a visit. Our small group met in a very nice and well equipped test kitchen where all of our ingredients were measured and ready at each person’s station. We...More

Thank tedgilbert
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Mr. Ted G. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We Hope to have soon the chance to escort you through another of our experiences,...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile
Pizza and gelato cooking class

Really great! Chef Gergio made a really interesting and educating class. Talk about the origin of both pizza and gelato, also what k8nd of flour you should use for pizza. He is also a great social entertainer. We were lucky to only be our small...More

Thank Anna L
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Ms. Anna L. we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We Hope to have soon the chance to escort you through another of our experiences, so...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Fun and Delicious!

We had so much fun making pizza and gelato! Giovanni and Kevin were great, and our dishes turned out delicious. There was even wine that was served when the pizzas came out of the oven, which was a very nice touch. I will definitely be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chistinehemingway
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Dear Ms. Christinehemingway, we are very happy to read that you joined our Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class, and that you enjoyed so much this experience you decided to write this great review; this makes us proud! Also Jon and Kevin will be happy to...More

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