I love Tuscany!
The food, the wine, the landscape – everything.
We visited the area of Montepulciano in September 2018, where I proposed to my now wife.
Apart from getting engaged, the food was our second favorite thing about our trip!
With its focus on high quality ingredients, Tuscany is the perfect place to learn how to cook Italian food.
So if you’re interested in acquiring some new Italian recipes on your next trip, check out my favorite cooking classes in Tuscany.
1. Cooking Class & Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse
Duration: 7 hours | Price from $136.05 (Book on Viator)
Ranked the top tour on TripAdvisor’s Viator, this encounter provides everything you need to have an authentic cooking experience in Tuscany.
It’s the longest and one of the more expensive options, but I would say it’s worth it.
Starting at 9am, you’ll head to a Florentine market to choose your fresh ingredients for the day.
You’ll then venture to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside for your cooking lesson with a local Chef.
And the best part – a 4-course lunch with Chianti wine to finish!
Most conveniently, they’ll send you the recipes after as well as giving you a cooking diploma.
By far the best hands on cooking class in Tuscany!
2. Tuscan Cooking Class & Dinner
Duration: 4 hours | Price from $78.23 (Book on Viator)
Set in a palace in the heart of Florence, you can’t beat the authenticity of this experience.
You’ll learn to prepare a 4-course classic Tuscan meal with the help of an expert instructor.
On the menu is fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu.
They’ll even send you home with a recipe booklet so you can recreate them with ease at home.
3. The Original Cooking Class & Market Tour
In this class, you’ll learn to cook Italian staples such as homemade pasta and tiramisu.
You’ll start the day by trawling the local market for the freshest ingredients.
After, you’ll head back to a home-style kitchen to learn your Tuscan cuisine recipes!
Once done, you’ll enjoy your feast with a couple glasses of wine produced locally.
4. Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse
Duration: 5 hours | Price from $79.04 (Book on Viator)
Learn to make two of the most popular Italian foods – pizza and gelato!
From Florence, you’ll head to a picturesque Tuscan estate with wonderful views.
A local professional Chef will provide you with a very hands-on cooking experience.
This is one of the most enjoyable and fun classes around!
5. Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course
Duration: 3 hours | Price from $62.36 (Book on Viator)
When you think of Italian food, you’ll no doubt think of a plate of pasta!
This class is solely focused on teaching you the traditional and modern ways of making homemade pasta.
You’ll make three different types of pasta, sauces and a dessert.
Then you’ll toast your pasta success with some deliciously bold red wine and the new friends you have made.
6. Florence Cooking Course & Local Market Visit
Duration: 5 hours | Price from $85.03 (Book on Viator)
Begin your day with a walking tour of the San Lorenzo Market to choose your ingredients fresh from the local farmers.
Then you’ll head back to learn from a talented local Chef who will teach you the fundamentals of Tuscan cooking.
In the class you’ll learn to make a starter, two main courses and a dessert.
7. Pasta Class from Scratch
Duration: 3 hours | Price from $77.09 (Book on Viator)
One of the smallest classes on the list, this course is restricted to 8 people.
This really allows for personalised attention from your teaching Chef!
You’ll learn to make three different pasta shells with fillings such as mushrooms, spinach and shrimp.
On the list also are authentic sauces and tasty Italian wines for you to enjoy.
8. Cooking Class in Lucca’s Historic Center
Duration: 5 hours | Price from $107.71 (Book on Viator)
A little outside of Florence is the historic town of Lucca.
The kitchen for this class looks like it’s jumped straight out of a Italian cookbook!
As you collect your ingredients from the local market, you’ll get a chance to sample some delicacies.
You’ll come away with a handful of tips and techniques to take Italian cooking home with you!
9. Organic Cooking Class in a Tuscan Farmhouse
Duration: 7 hours | Price from $168.93 (Book on Viator)
Take a different approach to cooking with this full day trip from Florence.
You’ll head out into the Tuscan countryside to cook some traditional Italian cooking with organic ingredients.
Once you’ve cooked your 4-course meal, you can enjoy your surroundings at this Tuscan villa with some wine pairings.
If you’re more conscious about the ingredients you cook with, this is the class for you.
10. Family-Friendly Cooking Class
Duration: 3 hours | Price from $60.09 (Book on Viator)
Take your little Chefs along to this class catered for the whole family!
This hands-on class is shaped so every member of the family can learn how to make classic Italian meals.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity in one of the culinary capitals of the world to indulge your children.
They will love it!