Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany


Description

Learn to make these Italian classics in an idyllic setting in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Under the guidance of a professional Italian chef you will be taken on a cultural journey learning the skills and inside tricks of making the best mouth watering pizza and gelato right in the country where they were born.

The beautiful estate that offers stunning views over the surrounding hills just outside the centre of Florence provides the perfect setting to roll up your sleeves and get hands on when learning the process from making and kneading the dough to choosing the perfect topping for your pizza. Where possible the ingredients are picked from our very own vegetable garden.

You will be able to relax and enjoy the delicious pizza cooked in our wood oven with a glass of Chianti wine or a cold beer before you get started on the gelato making. By the end of the class you will feel confident enough to re-produce the food at home impressing your lucky guests!

Being both a fun but instructive class this hands on pizza and gelato making class will be one of the most memorable parts of your trip to Tuscany.

Highlights

  • Small-group pizza and gelato making class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • Learn the insider tips and special techniques from our professional chef
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Pizza and home-made Gelato
  • Enjoy the food accompanied by wine and beer

What you can expect

After meeting the professional chef in our centrally located office you will be transported directly to our beautiful private estate in the hills just above Florence where you will start to live the full Italian experience.

On arrival you will be able to appreciate the stunning views over gorgeous countryside as you taste the traditional 'fettunta' and enjoy a glass of Chianti wine whilst listening to the culture behind Italy's most famous food, pizza and gelato.

By this time you will be eager to get hands on. The professional chef will teach you the art of dough making and kneading and will give you all the inside tips in order to easily produce the same result back home where you'll be able to impress your friends and family. You'll learn about the different ways to make pizza depending on the region.

Next it will be time to get creative as you use the ingredients picked from our very own vegetable garden and choose from the many traditional toppings the Italians love. The pizza will be cooked in our wood oven to give it the traditional flavor that will make you feel proud as you sit down and enjoy your pizza with more wine or beer.

The fun continues as you then learn the special techniques to make your very own gelato. You will make creamy gelato with unique toppings/sauces and though you may always want to reproduce these same toppings the chef will make sure you have an adequate understanding in order to be able to experiment at home!

You will leave feeling satisfied, excited and with wonderful memories that you will be able to take home with you!



Prices

  • Adult 70 each person
  • Youth 65 each person
  • Child 30 each child

What includes

  • Transportation from Florence to the farmhouse and back
  • Pizza and gelato making lesson led by a professional chef
  • The food with wine and beer
  • Recipes
  • Special tips and techniques

Things to note

  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • Gluten free requirements cannot be catered for

Our Reviews on

jccipriano
My wife and I had such an adorable time during the second week of March. Along all the steps of this tour, from the beginning to the end, we have been well oriented and supported by Walkaround staff (considering some constraints and conditions of the city traffic, for example). The approach and empathy of all the instructors are excellent and focused on helping all the participants in many ways. Here I can highlight the attitude of Luca, an excellent pizza maker and coach: besides his funny interaction with everyone, he showed permanent concerning on assuring the group was aware about tips and how-tos shared about the steps of preparing. An important recommendation for brazillan and portuguese participants: all this tour is conducted in English; so it is good to have (at least) a good knowledge of the language to make the most of this event.
Review date: 16 march 2019
izzywi2017
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. It was made entertaining by Lucca, Lavenia and Luigi. The wine and beer flowed! The pizza we made was the best i ever had and the gelato....yummmm! Beautiful setting in the hills. Yes the walk is up and down a path, so if you have trouble walking this is not for you. Such a fun afternoon and evening!
Review date: 15 march 2019
Randy S
Lucca, Lavenia and Luigi were wonderful. So friendly and eager to teach and help. The pizza and gelato were just great as were the wine and beer. The setting was just beautiful and made for the perfect evening. I can't wait to try to make these at home. I would recommend this class for anyone visiting Florence. It was a fun evening interacting with the teachers as well as other guests.
Review date: 14 march 2019
jen w
I feel so bad for leaving this review but I want to bring a few things to attention. Most everyone seemed to be having a great time on this tour that we were with and here are a few things that I did not like about it. 1. We were exhausted from walking around Florence so arrived to the meet up early which was in a shop. There was no where to sit. It would be a nice gesture since guests are coming in all the time. On a positive, they did have a restroom. 2. The meeting point was in a shop and when everyone arrived then we all walked to meet up with the bus. I was not sure why we all didn't meet up at the bus. That seemed odd to me. There was a lady in the group limping so I felt bad. 3. Once we arrived at the farm (which was beautiful) - There was a long walk down a bumpy hill. You really need to be in shape to walk down this hill and it was raining so ...that was concerning. 4. I thought I'd come home knowing how to make pizza and gelato. We made dough but ended up using pre-made dough for the pizza. Then we were told how much sauce and cheese to put on the pizza (no extras.) I thought that was really strange. We did make gelato but there were special tools involved so I'm not sure how this will all work out with standard cooking equipment. 5. It was freezing the entire time so that made it a bit miserable. 6. The walk back up to the bus was another concern. You need to be healthy and not mind walking in the dark on uneven pavement. 7. The drop-off point is somewhere in Florence. I asked the driver if he would drop off my daughter and I at the train station and he said it was not possible. It was disappointing as we were freezing and it was late at night at that point. It would have taken him 1 extra minute but....nope. I've been to Rome, Florence and Venice and did the food bites tour with Viator which were all perfect. I feel terrible leaving this bad review but I've worked in customer service for 20+ years and I did not feel it during this event.
Review date: 14 march 2019
Hfxgrl00
A quick bus trip takes you across the river to an adorable farm kitchen with an amazing view overlooking Florence. You are warmly welcomed with a drink and a snack as the charming hosts make you comfortable and entertain as they teach you simple, easy, and delicious recipes. Luca, Lavinia (and Luigi) really make the experience - I can't help by smile thining of them now. This experience gives you everything, you have the wonderful view, are entertained for an afternoon, actually learn to make pizza and gelato, get an excellent meal, get to meet and talk with other travellers, and have an exciting activitiy that is also relaxed. I can't say enough good things about this experience.
Review date: 14 march 2019
ndp73
This class was a highlight of our trip to Florence. Luca and Christian are fantastic teachers! The food was delicious and they kept the wine flowing. Even in a short thunderstorm, we were able to make pizzas on the covered patio and have a really great time. The staff was funny and kind and we would highly recommend this class to anyone traveling to Florence.
Review date: 12 march 2019
Carly111_13
My daughter and I had the BEST time at this class !! The “L” team were organized , informative , and fun! They created such an authentic experience !as this class took place overlooking Florence in the hills at a gorgeous farm house ! The classes were nicely designed ! We had fun at the hands on classes and spoiled as we were moved along after we created something !The helpful crew cleaned up so we could take in the experience!! My daughter and I laughed throughout the class !! We highly recommend this class !!
Review date: 12 march 2019
I5933DWkims
Great class! Excellent food, easy to make with good hands on instruction! Instructors are funny and very entertaining! Beautiful view from the hills. I would recommend this class. My teenage kids loved it too!
Review date: 11 march 2019
HollafromGala
Luca, Livinia, and Luigi were the best teachers ever! We had the BEST DAY of our trip during this class. They were fun, funny, informative, kind, helpful, and all around amazing. Don’t think twice about it: book this! We will only be using this company in the future.
Review date: 10 march 2019
gbbluedog
Exceptional class. Entertaining, informative and at the end of the class you get to eat your Own yummy creation. So glad we did this. I don’t even cook and I enjoyed the whole class. The cooks are very talented and knowledgeable but most importantly they make it fun.
Review date: 8 march 2019