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Fresh Pasta & Tiramisu Class for Dinner

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Charles

3.5 hours
Italian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Entering a beautiful Renaissance apartment in the very heart of Florence, you’ll be greeted with a glass of bubbly, get to know more about me, my cooking experience and a little history of the city itself.

Once gathered, we will start preparing our fresh pasta, where I’ll explain the differences between how pasta is made, the various shapes and sauces and which sauces are paired with which types of pasta, and why.

We’ll mix the ingredients by hand to create our pasta dough, stretching and then rolling it out; then leaving it to rest.

Now to prepare the delicious tiramisù, one of the Italian classics made with mascarpone, coffee and a special type of biscuit plus a few more ingredients. As we leave it in the fridge, we turn our attention back to our pasta.

We’ll make ravioli, with its stuffing, and tagliatelle among others. After making our sauces, we cook some of our fresh pasta, enjoying it with wine produced by ancient Florentine families. I’ll explain the history of these families and the wines we are drinking

By now, our dessert will be ready to enjoy around the table. Coffee is available as is water throughout the experience. Finally, you head out onto the streets of Florence with new cooking skills and the recipes.
Other things to note
Please, let me know in advance of any food allergies or intolerances
Entering a beautiful Renaissance apartment in the very heart of Florence, you’ll be greeted with a glass of bubbly, get to know more about me, my cooking experience and a little history of the city itself.

Once gathered, we will start preparing our fresh pasta, where I’ll explain the differences between how pasta is made, the various shapes and sauces and which sauces are paired with which types of pasta, and why.

We’ll mix…

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What's included

  • Food
    I will provide the ingredients for you to make the meal under my expert gui...
  • Drinks
    Wines from the estates of famous, ancient Florentine families will be provi...
From $45
/ person
Fri, Dec 4
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sat, Dec 5
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sun, Dec 6
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Charles

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 24 Reviews
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I started cooking at a very young age as my father worked away from home a lot and I was my Mum’s helper. Our holidays were often to Tuscany where we would have a house and a local cook to help us. I’d spend much of my time in the kitchen practising Italian, watching the cook and asking lots of questions. Today, my mushroom risotto owes its flavour to Maria from Montevarchi, Tuscany.

I have attended many cooking classes. Cooking Italian food, in particular, fresh pasta is my passion, which I’ve made for decades & I’ve taught most of my friends to make pasta, risotto, panforte & panna cotta. I host dinner parties for 12 with ease.

I live in Florence with a great insight into the city as I hold two MAs in History of Art & Renaissance Studies. I will offer fun, enjoyable cooking experiences for Airbnb guests.
I started cooking at a very young age as my father worked away from home a lot and I was my Mum’s helper. Our holidays were often to Tuscany where we would have a house and a local cook to help us. I’d spend much of my time in the kitchen practising Italian, watching the cook and asking lots of questions. Today, my mushroom risotto owes its flavour to Maria from Montevarchi, Tuscany.

I have attended many cooking classes. Cooking Italian food, in particular, fresh pasta is my passion,…
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Where you'll be

The cooking experience takes place in an apartment within a stunning palazzo in the heart of Florence. The spacious and airy rooms retain their history and provide an authentic environment for you to learn how to cook Italian dishes, make fresh pasta and enjoy Tuscan wine.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Marquitos
October 2020
This was a wonderful experience and it was the perfect ending to our vacation in Italy. Charles was absolutely great. We enjoyed the cooking as much as the conversations. We would definitely recommend this experience to anyone that likes Italian food and great conversations.
This was a wonderful experience and it was the perfect ending to our vacation in Italy. Charles was absolutely great. We enjoyed the cooking as much as the conversations. We would…
Noa
October 2020
Charles is very knowledgeable about Florence's history, culture, and art. His English is perfect and he likes to explain and talk about the history of the city. The experience lasted 4.5 hours from 6 pm to 10:30 pm and we felt comfortable during the whole stay. We started eating quite late after 9 pm.
Charles is very knowledgeable about Florence's history, culture, and art. His English is perfect and he likes to explain and talk about the history of the city. The experience last…
Katie
October 2020
Charles was an extremely welcoming host and very knowledgeable about Florence’s history! We loved learning from him and getting an insider’s perspective of Italy. The pasta was delicious and he made sure we would feel confident taking our skills home with us. This was the highlight of our time in Florence!
Charles was an extremely welcoming host and very knowledgeable about Florence’s history! We loved learning from him and getting an insider’s perspective of Italy. The pasta was de…
Kevin
October 2020
We learnt how to make pasta, ragù and tiramisu in a friendly environment in the heart of Firenze. We then ate together overlooking a beautiful piazza.
Zoe
August 2020
It was a great experience all in all. Beautiful location with a special view, kind and welcoming host and delicious food. So pleased with my new skills and I would definitely to others. Thank you Charles!
Andres
February 2020
Charles gave us an unforgettable experience. He was very personable and easy to talk to. We had a great conversation, great wine, and even better great food. Thank you Charles for the great lessons and recipes. Regards, Andres

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

An appetite and a smile