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All about Cantucci: Factory Museum Visit and Masterclass

Location:Firenze
Duration:4 hours
Experience:Private
Reviews:4.6 ★ (8)
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When you think about Tuscan authentic sweets you think about the iconic ‘Cantucci’ biscuits. ‘Cantucci’ are sweet almond cookies from Prato, typically enjoyed with Vin Santo, a sweet wine from Tuscany.

Would like to enjoy an authentic Tuscan experience? Immerse yourself in the crunchy and delicious world of Tuscan cookies, visit an historic ‘Cantucci’ factory museum and enjoy a cooking class where you will learn to make these iconic biscuits.

The experience starts at Museo Bottega Mattei in Florence, a cozy shop and museum of the historic biscuit factory of the nearby Prato. There you will learn about the origins of the iconic Biscotti di Prato, internationally known as “Cantucci” biscuit and about the history of this family business.

Mattei Biscuit factory has been producing “Cantucci” since 1858. This will be a fantastic journey through the history of one of Tuscany’s most famous exports.

The visit of Museo Bottega Mattei includes also an amazing Tasting session. You will taste a selection of Biscotti di Prato (1 Almond, 1 Chocolate, 1 Pistachio and Almond, 1 Hazelnuts) together with Espresso, Mantovana Cake, Filone Candito and Brutto Buono.

After the visit you will head to your Cesarina’s home to enjoy a classic Italian aperitivo. Then it’s time for the Cooking Class. Learn how to make ‘Cantucci’ biscuits from scratch with your host and discover the secrets of regional Tuscan cuisine.

After the lesson, you will taste your biscuits with local Vin Santo. Just delicious!

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This experience is organized in collaboration with Museo Bottega of Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, in the heart of Florence. Mattei Biscuit factory has been producing ‘Cantucci’ since 1858. Come and discover the fascinating history of this world-famous Italian biscuit!

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Karen - Jan 2020
I had a very lovely night with Daniela, and her husband. I felt like I was part of an Italian family making a nice dinner for the night. Daniela
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I had a wonderful time with Emanuela and I would like to thank her for her hospitality, she invited me into her family home, cooked delicious
Betty - Jan 2020
The cooking experience in Napoli with Elinda was truly unforgettable and great! It was a very interesting experience to have the lesson at the
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I booked a 3 gang dinner and it was FANTASTIC!!!!! The food was fine and light, the ambient cosy and the cooker very friendly. I felt home