Traditional Gelato Making Class in Florence, Florence


Discover the delicious craft of gelato-making with a workshop in the heart of historic Florence. In the ambiance of an authentic family-run gelateria and gelato-making school, you’ll learn the ins and outs of producing that perfect scoop of creamy goodness with the help of a true professional. Identify the differences between gelato and ice cream, learn about the ingredients used, and practice the special process that makes gelato so creamy and delicious. End the class by making your very own flavor from scratch and tasting your creation!

You’ll meet your local guide just outside the Perché No Gelato Academy. This gelateria is beloved by locals and known for its exceptional flavors. Start by meeting some of the family members and immerse yourself in the art of gelato-making. Historians can trace the concept of gelato back thousands of years, but it evolved into the creamy goodness we all know and love over time. The key to a great Italian gelato is respecting tradition while still understanding how to be innovative. These are the secrets you will learn from professional gelato makers. 

Once you know the basics, you’ll create your own gelato, choosing various flavors and high-quality ingredients. Your teachers will provide everything you need, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. This hands-on, family-friendly experience is great fun and an excellent way to dive deeper into the culture of Florence, one of Italy’s favorite gelato destinations.

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Lauri F.
Pittsburgh, PA | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022
He was hysterical, and excellent teacher, and so much fun! Read more

He was hysterical, and excellent teacher, and so much fun!

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