The Tuscan hinterlands
Visiting the rivers and valleys of this beautiful untouched corner of Italy
... and of course tasting it’s beautiful offerings
Piacenza Fine Food Tour summary
SCHEDULE: THE ANCIENT PIACENZA CHEESEMAKING
Ancient Val Trebbia – Little Tuscany
Meeting at 9.00am Piacenza
- Monks to Masters: Visiting the master cheesemaker
- Castle tour
- Vineyard visit and tasting
- Hillside Gourmet Lunch
The Last maker
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.
Making the Great Cheese and its cousin
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.
Booking is easy talk to your tour planner Nick or Cate +39 3383111950
Fantastic Gourmet Lunch lunch awaits
Grana on fresh pasta with a twist of pepper. Simple yet good starters.
Info, prices and next steps
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Heading on… more quality things to discover!!
Fantastic cooking course near Parma starts at 3.00 pm with all the rustic regional; speciality dishes… then you get to eat it all!!