Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class – 4 Courses

Enjoy learning authentic Tuscan and Florentine cooking with the guidance of an expert Italian Chef.

Join our cooking class in Florence and work with an Italian Chef in a fully-equipped kitchen. Learn how to prepare a full Italian meal, from starter all the way through to dessert. Then dine on the prepared dishes in an authentic wine cellar, with a glass of wine.

Full 4 course cooking class

Our cooking class in Florence will guide you through preparing a full four course Italian dinner. That means starter, first course, second course, and dessert. Our select dishes are traditional Tuscan delicacies that you can also prepare overseas! That said, menus vary often to ensure seasonal ingredients.

Wine to match

What’s a Florentine dinner without a glass of Tuscan red to pair it with? We’ve got you covered, with a perfect glass of wine to pair with your meal.

Vegetarian options available!

Italian cuisine is so much more varied than most people realise. We offer vegetarian and even vegan options, but please let us know when booking! Please let us know any other dietary restrictions or allergies. We’ll be more than happy to accommodate.

In this Florence Cooking Class you’ll prepare an appetizer, first course, second course, and dessert to enjoy a 4 course traditional meal. This will include perhaps a savory soufflé starter, home-made fresh pasta as the first course, a chicken second course and a typical dessert such as Tiramisú!

Highlights of the Traditioanl Tuscan Cooking Class in Florence include:

  • Be guided by an expert chef in a fully-equipped professional kitchen
  • Learn how to prepare 3 typical Tuscan dishes plus a traditional dessert
  • Discover and practice hand made pasta-making!
  • Make 4 traditional Italian recipes before enjoying the fruits of your efforts with other like-minded gourmands in a jovial atmosphere
  • Savor the results with a glass of Tuscan wine!

Learn to cook an Italian “Antipasto”

Discover the art of home-made pasta

“Secondo” – the second main course

Enjoy making a typical Italian Dessert

You’ll enjoy the results of your cooking in a beautiful wine cellar with local Tuscan wine, bottled water and recipes to take home.

Vegetarian/vegan options are available, but please advise when booking.

The Authentic Tuscany Cooking Class in Florence-Private?

You can choose to do the Authentic Tuscany Cooking Class as a private or small shared group experience.

Tour Details

Tour meeting time and dates:
4.45 pm each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from mid-January to mid-December

C.a. 4 hours

Maximum number of participants per group:
Around 25 persons

Please note:
we will send via email the voucher you will need to present to the chef on the day of your class. You may also come to our office in Florence at Via de’ Sassetti n.1 to collect it prior to the class.

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.


We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.

Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)


3 reviews for Traditional Tuscan Cooking Class – 4 Courses

  1. Kim Jule

    The whole family really enjoyed this experience, everyone could participate and we all learned something new during the class. Our host made the evening fun, the finished product was delicious. Would recommend for couples or a family with older children.

  2. Marie Taylor

    This was a great evening for my children and I who have varying levels of cooking ability. Fabrizio, the chef, was engaging, knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. The facility was a wonderful commercial kitchen with all the bells and whistles and when you were finished cooking and ready to dine, you moved to a very cool wine cellar that had been set by his assistant. The food was delicious and appealed to even the pickiest of my kids. Another family was in the group and the 5 teens became fast friends making it even more enjoyable. Best of all, we left with a booklet of all the recipes so that I can re-create this glimpse of Tuscany for my friends and family back home! If Rick Steves has not given a shout out to your company in his book, I might have missed out on one of the most fun nights of our trip of a lifetime!

  3. Janet

    I highly recommend this Artiva cooking class. The chef/teacher was great! Enough of the food prep was done ahead of time to keep the class moving at a good pace, yet there was enough cooking for us to do that it felt like we really did make dinner. Cooking with a group of strangers immediately makes you friends. A wonderful experience!

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