Last Updated on December 23, 2022
Tuscany spreads over the stunning countryside and gorgeous coastline in central Italy. And its capital, Florence, is full of culture and history that’ll leave you in awe.
Delicious Italian food is famous worldwide. Italians have always taken the cooking business to heart, and pasta is one of the most important culinary wonders you can find there. And Italians take their pasta business seriously — they even formed guilds to make delicious fresh, soft, and dried pasta throughout the county!
If you love authentic Italian pasta, the best gift you can give to yourself and later to your loved ones is taking a pasta-making class and equipping yourself with the secrets of making several pasta dishes and delicious sauces. If it sounds like something you’d enjoy, here are some of our pasta-making classes you can join in Tuscany.
Fresh Handmade Pasta From North to South
This cooking class focuses on different types of pasta with traditional sauces. You’ll be making ravioli with vegetable stuffing, fettuccine alla norma (with eggplant), and gnocchi with tomato sauce. You’ll also learn how to make a plate of panna cotta before you finish the class with some complementary Tuscan wine.
You can join this pasta-making class on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:45 AM. Making all 3 types of pasta plus the sweet treat at the end takes about 3 hours. It’s a great opportunity to try your hands at several recipes and spend some quality time with your family.
Family Cooking: Pizza, Handmade Pasta, and Gelato
Who can say no to pizza, pasta, and gelato? This cooking class is especially fun for families where the children can learn — and enjoy — making these delicious foods hands-on.
Our chef will guide you through making your own Margherita pizza, followed by fresh homemade pasta with tomato sauce and two different types of gelato — one with fresh fruit sorbet and a buontalenti — a gelato flavor named after the famous Florence architect. You’ll also get a taste of the famous Tuscan wine.
If you’re visiting Florence, you can join this cooking class between mid-May and mid-September. The course takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.00 pm.
Pasta-Making Open Course
This pasta-making class takes you to one of the most authentic neighborhoods, where you’ll first shop for fresh ingredients. Once you have your produce, our chefs will show you how to make bruschetta — tasty Italian appetizers, 2 types of pasta – ravioli with ricotta cheese and zucchini filling with sage butter sauce and tagliatelle al pesto – and panna cotta with some fresh fruit.
You’ll be treated to some local wine and a dessert at the end of the class — the one you made yourself.
You can join this class from Monday to Saturday at 9.20 am. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about Italian pasta-making firsthand.
Tuscan Cooking Class in Montepulciano This cooking class takes you to a traditional Tuscan farm, where you’ll be using vegetables you’ve picked from the garden. You’ll learn how to make delicious appetizers called crostini and pasta fresca that you’ll roll with your own hands, try fresh vegetables depending on the season, and prepare a dessert. You’ll also taste the regional wines and other traditional food.
You can join this cooking class every day of the week either at 11.00 am or 5.00 pm. The only thing you need to bring is your enthusiasm – our chefs will handle the rest.
Fresh Handmade Pici and Pasta in Montepulciano
If you’re genuinely passionate about pasta, you should know that there are numerous varieties of it in Italy, such as pici senesi. Pici senesi is a thick, hand-rolled pasta from the region of Siena. Its ingredients and, thus, its texture and flavor are slightly different from regular pasta.
If you’re interested, you can join this pasta-making class where you’ll try your hands at making pici and pasta fresca with different sauces in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse. You can join the class every day of the week either at 11.00 am or 5.00 pm.
3 Course Cooking Class in the Beautiful Tuscan Countryside
In this cooking class, Giorgia will guide you through preparing a traditional Tuscan menu in his house in the countryside of Radda in Chianti. Giorgia’s kitchen has a splendid view of the vineyards and olive trees, and that’s where you’ll be taking the class, sipping your wine, and enjoying this Italian experience to its fullest.
You’ll cook panzanella as a starter and prepare homemade fresh pasta with bolognese meat sauce. As a dessert, there’s tiramisu on the menu, made by… well, you. As a bonus, there will be olive oil and wine tasting straight from the olive groves and vineyards in the region.
Handmade Pasta Class in Chianti
This cooking class takes you to a truly authentic Tuscan experience. You’ll learn how to knead beautiful pasta dough in a 400-year-old Tuscan house, pick up fresh herbs right from the garden, and enjoy the view of olive trees and vineyards with a glass of wine.
There’s taliate and fettuccine on the menu with tomato, zucchini, or mushroom sauce. You’ll also make a delicious tiramisu that you’ll feast upon at the end of the day.
You can join this cooking class every day of the week at 11:00 am.
Learn All About Pasta and Pizza Mixes and Sauces to Match in San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni is a beautiful municipality in the Tuscan countryside full of interesting scenery. The vineyards, olive groves, and beautiful Italian architecture welcome you on every corner of this commune.
To make your stay there even more magical, we invite you to our cooking class, where we’ll teach you everything you need to know, from whipping up fresh pasta dough to mixing the perfect sauces to match.
You can learn to prepare (upon request) an octopus appetizer, aglione, lasagna, parmigiana di melanzane, ragout, ravioli, cold pasta, pasta with truffles or seasonal mushrooms, or a meat dish of duck, rabbit, chicken, scallopine, beef, tuna, or pork. The list is long, and our chef is knowledgeable. Take this chance to learn to prepare something new in Siena.
Pasta Class in a Farmhouse near San Gimignano
If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ll love this inviting cooking class, which takes place in a farmhouse that used to be a winery and wine cellar.
No profound cooking experience is necessary. Our cooks — who aren’t professional chefs but proud carriers of traditional techniques — will guide you through every course until you learn how to prepare authentic Tuscan dishes.
The list includes preparing 3 different bruschettas, kneading fresh pasta dough, rolling it into tagliatelle, and making classic ravioli. As a dessert, you’ll prepare a tiramisu that you’ll enjoy with a glass of house wine.
A Taste of Authentic Italian Food Cookery in Cortona Tuscany With Simonetta – Vegan or Vegetarian
If you’re vegan or vegetarian and happen to visit Cortona, this cooking class with Simonetta is a great opportunity to get to experience Italian cuisine. While learning how to make different pasta types with your own hands — tagliatelle with tomato sauce and picci, ricotta cheese and spinach ravioli — and other delicacies like cantucci biscuits, carabaccia, and potato gnocchi, you’ll also get to know Simonetta and her authentic Italian lifestyle.
She’ll take you through four dishes in about 3 hours; after that, you’ll feast upon the dishes you’ve prepared.
If you think you love pasta, you shouldn’t miss out on the chance to learn how to make it from scratch while visiting the Land of Pasta. By taking part in one of these courses, you won’t only learn how to make beautiful silky smooth homemade pasta, but you’ll also make unforgettable memories with friendly Italian chefs in their authentic workspaces.
If you’re looking for pasta-making classes somewhere else in Italy or other authentic Italian cooking classes, check out our cooking classes in Italy page to find the course closest to you.