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All about Cantucci: Factory Museum Visit and Masterclass

Duration:4 hours
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!

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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It was an amazing experience. The personal touch of the host Elinda and her technique was really good. She was very particular about everything
febbraio 2020
This was the best cooking class I have ever attended. We try to take a cooking class on every vacation, and we've had some very good ones, but
febbraio 2020
My husband and I can honestly say that this was one of our favorite cooking class experiences! We really enjoyed having Oriana as our pasta
febbraio 2020
We had an absolutely fantastic experienced with our Cesarina Barbara! My friend that went with me is really shy, but she helped him to really get
febbraio 2020
Martina was incredible and made us feel so at home during this experience! Her cooking was exquisite and she was able to express her passion for
Ashlyn + Blake
febbraio 2020