Italy·October 9 - 12 2018

4 Day | Cheese & Wine Tasting Retreat

A cheese and wine exploration in the olive groves of beautiful southern part of Tuscany.

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Olive trees

Overview

Indulge in the finest mozzarella and pecorino, washed down by the very best Tuscan wines on your four-day cheese and wine exploration all whilst learning about the gastronomic delights of Italy with intimate cooking classes and instruction. Set against the backdrop of lush olive groves under the Tuscan sun, you'll explore the region's vineyards and meet local cheese producers, from buffalo mozzarella farmers to the innovative and sustainable producers making cheese using geothermal steam. Wake up in authentic Terracotta apartments with a view over your very own pool and the verdant countryside of Roccatederighi, before learning all there is to know about Italian cheese and its perfect wine pairings.

Schedule

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DAY 1

12:00

Dine on your pasta at a celebratory farewell lunch before checking out of your culinary adventure in Tuscany.
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DAY 2

17:00

Get to grips with gnocchi in the first masterclass of the retreat.
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DAY 3

19:00

Take part in a guided wine tasting and sip on your first aperitivo at the local vineyard with panoramic views over the Tuscan hills.
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DAY 4

20:00

Indulge in a four course feast al fresco, including the gnocchi prepared earlier, cooked by your private chef.
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DAY 5

19:00

Indulge in a five course traditional dinner at a family's local, organic vineyard, with wine pairings for every course.
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DAY 6

11:00

Visit an organic honey and Brunello wine producer for a tour, tasting and delicious lunch.
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DAY 7

15:00

Enjoy some free time in Pienza, a beautiful UNESCO protected town famous for its Pecorino cheese.
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DAY 8

17:00

Head to a pecorino farm for a tour and in-depth pizza making class, using the farm's very own cheese to top your handmade pizzas. Then loosen your belt for dinner and a cheese tasting al fresco, with panoramic views of the Tuscan hills.
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DAY 9

12:00

Learn how to make fresh pasta and the create a lunch using the buffalo mozzarella you picked up earlier before dining on your handy work.
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DAY 10

14:00

Check-in and get acquainted with the team and your beautiful surroundings
cheese tour

DAY 11

08:00

Visit a buffalo mozzarella farm and start the day with a buffalo milk cappuccino before enjoying a tour led by the producer followed by a tasting.
pizza making

DAY 12

09:00

Wander the beautiful town of Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine before the day's first tour.
pasta maker

DAY 13

09:00

Get hands on with a filled pasta workshop where you'll learn to make tortelli, ravioli, and 'plin'.

What's Included

What's Included

Accommodation (Breakfast Included)

Ground Transfers

Equipment

All Meals

Wine and selected aperitivos

Cooking classes, tours and tastings

Accommodation

Shared Apartment

Shared Apartment

FROM$940.55/pp

Private Apartment

Private Apartment

FROM$1,085.25/pp

Residencio Il Ciliegio

Poolside apartments in the olive groves below Roccatederighi.

Located close to the beautiful village of Roccatederighi in the north of Tuscany, Residencio Il Ciliegio provides the perfect Italian retreat in the olive groves. Lounge by the pool and soak up the Tuscan rays as you look out over the lush countryside to the picturesque village below or eat breakfast al fresco in the garden. Furnished in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse style, these terracotta apartments combine rustic elements like exposed brick with all the contemporary comforts of home.
Residencio Il Ciliegio
4 Day | Cheese & Wine Tasting Retreat

Italy·October 9 - 12 2018·3 nights

FROM$940/pp