Cheese & Wine Tasting Retreat

Italy · 9 - 12 October 2018

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

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.

Included
  • Accommodation (Breakfast Included)
  • Ground Transfers
  • Equipment
  • All Meals
  • Wine and selected aperitivos
  • Cooking classes, tours and tastings

The P l a n

The Plan

  • Please note that itineraries are subject to change due to weather, availability etc.
  • 1
    14:00

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

    17:00

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

    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.

    20:00

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

  • 2
    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.

    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.

    19:00

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

  • 3
    09:00

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

    11:00

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

    15:00

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

    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.

  • 4
    09:00

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

    12:00

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

Residencio Il Ciliegio

Poolside apartments in the olive groves below Roccatederighi.

Overview

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.

Cheese & Wine Tasting Retreat

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Included
Accommodation (Breakfast Included)
Ground Transfers
Equipment
All Meals
Wine and selected aperitivos
Cooking classes, tours and tastings
Accommodation (Breakfast Included)
Ground Transfers
Equipment
All Meals
Wine and selected aperitivos
Cooking classes, tours and tastings
Private Accommodation