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Pizza & Gelato Preparation Class in Florence

Activity provider: Florencetown

Pizza & Gelato Preparation Class in Florence

Activity provider: Florencetown
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From US$ 70.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Learn to make pizza and gelato in authentic Italian style. This late-afternoon, chef-led class will introduce you to the history of these glorious Italian creations before you enjoy a dinner of the delicacies that you've prepared yourself.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a cooking lesson with a famous local chef
  • Learn to cook your own pizza
  • Get to know the basics of preparing home made gelato
  • Sit down with a glass of Chianti and enjoy a dinner of your own creations
Full description
Learn how to make pizza and gelato just like the Italians! In this late afternoon class, your chef will introduce you to the history of these most delicious of Italian creations. With a professional pizza chef, you will bake a pizza called pizzaiolo. Learn how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, as well as the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. Even if you bake pizza in your own oven, these techniques are universal and using them really makes a difference. Make your very own pizza - stretch it, sauce it, bake it, slice it. This will be the best pizza you ever tasted, and you made it yourself! After pizza, it’s time for gelato. Your chef will explain why gelato remains Italy's favorite dessert while giving an insight into the gelato culture that continues to grow. Learn about the raw ingredients used for bases and about principles for selecting the best products available. Then, enjoy a presentation and tasting of many of the flavors used in gelato making. You will learn about the development and application of natural colors, heating and freezing techniques and their effects on different ingredients. Discover the secrets of the world's most-loved dessert! This activity is strongly recommended for families that wish to teach their children about Italian culture. This easy and fun experience will last forever in your child's memory.
  • Cooking class
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your dinner
  • Dinner with wine
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Florence Cooking Classes by Florencetown. Via Panicale 43red, near San Lorenzo Central Market.

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    4.7 /5

    based on 235 reviews

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    Katrina was awesome. There were three student group tables and one teacher table. Student tables can accommodate 6 people each. She taught and showed us how to make pizza dough. And then helped us do it ourselves . Then we learned about gelato while the dough was rising. Then we made some gelato. Added sauce cheese and toppings to the pizza and then baked it. Then we got to eat the gelato and have wine after eating our individual pizzas. Class was great and teacher was great. Totally worth it experience .

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    June 27, 2022

    We are currently waiting for our dough to proof as I take a moment to share how enjoyable this class has been. We had the privilege of working with David, who is an exceptional teacher. He explains well and allows for interaction with the group, including opportunities for people to volunteer in front of the group while each of us works from our tables. I am an elementary teacher, so I tend to be more critical of “classes.” We have two children, ages 12 and 9. David was amazing with them and with the group in general. I have yet to taste the food. Despite this, I already highly recommend this class. It has been a joy to spend the evening learning together and meeting new people from around the globe.

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    March 26, 2022

    We had a great time, our chef (Tamasamo) was awesome! Our pizza that we made was delicious. A fun evening with the family. The only, I wasn't a fan of. You meet in one location and then walk about 15 mins to the actual place where the cooking class is located.

    December 2, 2019

    Product ID: 18995