Cooking Class & Food Market


The cooking class

  • food market visit
  • cooking class

The cooking class + the Oil lesson

  • food market visit
  • oil lesson
  • cooking class

You enjoy the Italian food, but would like to go further deep and discover the ingredients which make our food culture one of the best in the world? You would like to practice some famous recipes?

Silvia and Barbara, our experienced chefs, have just opened a new cooking school: The Florence Chefs & OLIO - The Florence School of Olive Oil.

Since 1992 Silvia has been teaching Italian cooking both in Florence and abroad and she counts, among others, the chefs of Marriott International and Aldiana Resorts as her clients. Recently she qualified as certified olive oil tester.
Barbara is a certified sommelier, owner of a previous school La Pentola delle Meraviglie, with a sound background in restaurants and professional teaching, she has decided to share this new adventure.
Of course they are the best choice to show you Florence from a “foodie” perspective" and introduce you to the secrets of the Italian/Tuscan cooking.

Cooking class in a "country house" on the hills of Florence

Our chef will meet you and walk together to the food market (either S. Lorenzo or S. Ambrogio). Strolling through the market's alleys you will stop at the famous “Trippa” stand, where you will discover this very famous Florentine “comfort food”, or taste it if you really feel adventurous! Our chef will explain you what we do with the giblets and interiors of the animals, explore all the seasonal ingredients, from tomatoes, to porcini mushrooms, to truffle and peppers and finally you will be able to taste delicious aged balsamic vinegar, cheeses and some fantastic extra virgin olive oil.

Once the visit of the market is finished our chef will drive you to the country house, and you will start an hands-on cooking section of about 3 hours, preparing a complete meal: one pasta dish, one meat dish (or fish on request) with a side dish and a dessert.

With the expert guide of our chef, you will be involved in creating your own dishes, improve your culinary skills with pleasure and fun. When ready you'll will sit comfortably at the table and taste what you have prepared. Matching wines will be served.

You will enjoy a “country” experience, reaching Barbara's lovely country home, “Le Mortinete”, a wonderful house built in the 16th century, located at the beginning of the Chianti area. It is a rare opportunity to be just a few minutes from the center of Florence, but in the heart of the Tuscan countryside!

The house has a very well-equipped kitchen where you will have your hands-on lesson, preparing a complete meal: one starter, one pasta dish, one meat dish (or fish on request) with side dish and dessert. In the garden of her house, surrounded by olive trees and roses, weather permitting, you will enjoy your lunch. Barbara will take you from the market to her home by car (her car holds up to 4 people besides herself), and she will call a taxi for you, to take you back to Florence after the class (a taxi ride is about € 20/€ 25).

Included: the market visit, all ingredients, the transfer to the cooking school at Barbara's country house on the hills of Florence, the class, the wines and the printed material.

Not included: the transfer back to the center of the city.

Payment conditions: payment can be done by Paypal, as you confirm we will send you the Paypal details; or by wire transfer to the bank.

The cooking class + the Oil lesson
Our private cooking class can be combined with an Oil Lesson led by our chef, Silvia, who is a certified olive oil tester. Please ask for more info.

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