BOOKING YOUR TOUR
Meet the 2 Kings of Grana Cheese
The Po valley and the Tuscan hinterlands of Val Trebbia.
2 simply Great destinations +Lunch!
The Grana half day tour with lunch
Grana is the forefather of Parmigiano Reggiano. It has a wholesome buttery, almost sweet, nutty taste and is full of the original character of this great cheese.
Visiting the rivers and valleys of this beautiful untouched corner of Italy
... and of course tasting it’s beautiful offerings
Real Italian cuisine!
By the home cooked hands of the river PO bassa region Trattoria
Unique, rustic untouched beauty… you’ll see lots of Italy and no other tourists!
This tour takes you to meet 2 great cheese artisan brothers.
The last family producing the Grana Piacentini.
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Book your fantastic 2 Kings, Country Italia day today!
SCHEDULE: THE ANCIENT PIACENZA CHEESEMAKING
Ancient Val Trebbia – Little Tuscany
DRIVING TO/FROM MILANO? easy…
Meeting at 9.00am Piacenza turn off A1 Autostrada at Piacenza Sud.
Monks to Masters: Visiting the 2 Kings master cheesemakers
Vineyard visit and tasting
Hillside Gourmet Lunch
DESTINATION 1 – 3
The Last great ‘by-hand’ Grana makers
Meet point Piacenza: 9.00am Head to the first destination.
Watch the cheese-masters turn their magic, cooking and lifting the freshly cooked grana cheese. The safe handling, salting and storing for the stagionatura ageing of the wheels. We see and tour the ageing rooms then head to the counter for tastings and purchases if you like.
Below: the wheels of the famous yet rare Grana Padano Piacentina, cleaned and ripening for 24 months. Only 1 maker remains.
Traditions going back 1100 years. We are the celebrated Food n Wine Tour Co.
Below the Spinola used for pounding the whey and granulating it into ‘grana’ cooked grains.
Cacio del Po a local delicacy cheese.
By Hand… artisan cheesemakers continuing the steps of their ancient brothers, will show you extraordinary traditional skills, up close on the tour. Aromas and tastings.
Castle tour and Vineyard Tastings
Into the foothills for a special tasting of Gutturnio and Ortrugo speciality wines from the region.
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A Fantastic Gourmet Lunch
Grana on fresh pasta with a twist of pepper. Simple yet good starters.
Info, prices and next steps
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