Our pizza chef was engaging and passionate about cooking, our class was private, and the food was delicious! This class was a total pick-me-up - switching it up from our walking/sightseeing gave us a well-needed break from our regular routine on our trip. The location of the class was really beautiful and clean - our chef walked us through the basics of pizza crust making and we learned some techniques that we had struggled with when we made pizza crust at home. We found our chef to be very knowledgeable - he was able to answer our specific questions about pizza-making and wood ovens to our satisfaction.
Frances H., Germany
Learn to make genuine Italian-style pizza with pizza chef
Experience and taste differences first-hand in pizzas from wood-burning oven
Grasp secrets and recipes of authentic Italian pizza
Beautiful views and delicious food made 35 minutes outside Florence or Siena
Your day of Italian pizza-making begins when you arrive at the beautiful local restaurant set in the rolling hills of the Chianti countryside, located halfway between Florence and Siena. Your expert Pizza chef will greet you and lead you into the kitchen to begin your lesson. Your pizza-making cooking class starts with the fundamental step to excellent pizza-making: creating the dough.
After learning the art of dough-making and kneading, your chef will tell you about the great differences in Italian styles of pizza throughout the country, and discuss the Naples' angle - where pizza was invented and where many amazing pizza master chefs come from.
Your pizza-making cooking class continues when you learn how to light your oven, a traditional wood-fired pizza oven that produces the amazing pizzas you'll soon be tasting. Learn about the wood, how to heat the oven, and how to properly move wood in order to cook your delicious pizzas once they've been prepared by you and the chef, and will be ready to cook.
Next up will be a lesson in rolling the different shapes and varieties of pizza complete with different delicious toppings. Your pizza chef uses only the freshest, best ingredients when creating these mouth-watering pizzas.
After your pizzas are in the oven, you can sip some wine as your pizza pies are cooking. Before you know it, you'll be tasting the pizza delights you have created together in this unique pizza-making cooking class! You'll never look at pizza the same way after eating your special creations during your amazing pizza experience in the heart of Chianti!
Complete pizza making lesson, beginning from dough-making to fire-stoking to final tastings as guided by your pizzamaker (approx. 2.5 hours).
Seated meal of prepared pizzas at restaurant (approx 1 hour).
Water and delicious local wine to accompany your pizzas.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
Transportation to the restaurant in a charming Chianti village where the pizza-making cooking class takes place is not included. The village is halfway between Florence and Siena and can be easily reached from Florence, Siena or within Chianti by private car or public transportation. If you would like us to arrange for a luxury car and driver for the day, please contact us before booking your class.