- Tour in the area of the Pisan hills with tasting of wine and cheese -
- WINE TOURS -CHEESE & WINE TASTING TOUR

Private day cheese & wine tasting tour to an organic cheese farm and to a scenic winery in the area of the Pisan hills

A visit to the sheep shed on a cheese farm

 


A winery near Terricciola,
exporting wine to all the world




Oak wood casks at the winery

 



Seasoned pecorino cheese





Panorama over Volterra from the farm in mid June

One of the best tour options for visitors to the rural Tuscany is enjoying the fantastic countryside while visiting local producers of excellent specialties.
Arianna & Friends arranges a fantastic full-day experience at an organic cheese farm and at a winery in one of the most enchanting rural areas of Tuscany.





MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

Our guide meets you at an agreed meeting point by Volterra and takes you to a very panoramic cheese farm in the middle of the countryside. The visit to the farm starts in the workroom during the production of cheese. The production may vary according to the season, from milk coagulating, to cheese salting or cheese-mould rinsing. You will also visit the barn where the sheep and the pigs have their lodging. The visit to the farm is completed only when you meet the fabulous Orazio, a very nice donkey who acts like a pet. The encounter with all these animals make this tour ideal for families with children.

In the end you will enjoy a genuine buffet lunch by tasting different kinds of pecorino cheese, caciottas together with local hams, different kinds of salami, home-made honey, ricotta and wine.

After the lunch break, you will drive just 30 minutes to reach
an extraordinarily panoramic and beautiful winery, whose premises are mostly all underground. The facility has a wonderful view over its vineyards and is the starting point of a nice walk among the vine rows together with the winemaker. The visit to the premises continues with a detailled explanation of the fermentation area, where the grapes boil inside several casks just after being harvested. Following is a visit to other storage areas where the rest of the aging process takes place, up to the most fascinating room in the whole complex: a large and artistically decorated barriccaia full of wooden barrels.
The visit is followed by the sampling of at least 4 excellent wines in a very charming tasting room.

Our day cheese and wine tasting tour takes about 6 hours.
Transportation to the locations is not included.

If you need collection with our chauffeured car, van or minibus, please specify this in the booking form.







Piglets on the farm get their daily meal



Sheep on the farm with Volterra in the background

Tasting pecorino cheese of Volterra

Pecorino, tricotta and baccellone cheese



Orazio the donkey welcomes you



The curd being poured into moulds



Waiting for fresh ricotta to be ready



800 sheep live on the farm



Massimo describing the dishes for lunch



Scenic winery near Terricciola



A walk among the wine tanks



A walk through the vineyards



Artistic barrique room







Rates and enquiries

 

 

PRIVATE FULL-DAY CHEESE & WINE
TASTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

with lunch

- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 280
2 persons
€ 300
3 persons
€ 350
4 persons
€ 400
5 persons
€ 450
6 persons
€ 500
7 persons
€ 550
8 persons
€ 600
9 persons
€ 650
10 persons
€ 700
extra person
€ 50
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 25
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the dairy and the farm
+ a visit to the winery
+ a cheese and salami based light lunch
+ wine tasting of 4 wines with snacks and extra virgin olive oil
+ tax

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.

The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.


You can choose to combine a half-day cheese and olive oil tasting tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.



Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of Volterra and Terricciola, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.

 

 





Testimonials from our guests

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Barbara, who took our half-day tour including a visit to an organic cheese farm and an oil mill.

Hi Arianna,

Jay and I just wanted to thank you so much for arranging our tour with Massimo. We had a great time and thought that Massimo was a fantastic and very informative guide!. The Olive Mill and Cheese tour was wonderful. We really enjoyed it.

All the best -

Barbara

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received from Ilene & Gary, from the Arizona. They spent a day with us in the area of Volterra for an olive oil and cheese tasting tour:

Greetings from back in Phoenix, Arizona. Karen, we just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful day of our entire vacation. You were so kind and generous with your information, we will never forget what a great time we had. I hope Massimo has recovered but thank you for filling in for him. I will get on trip adviser this week and give you guys rave reviews.

Also, the organic farm outside of Volterra. Was that part of "town" considered part of Volterra or another name?

Again, we could not have asked for anything better (except for weather perhaps) but I will send you a picture of that quilt once I get it done. I have a few other projects ahead of it but will make sure I send you a picture. Hope everything went well at your son's school and things worked out. If you don't mind, we might be back in touch for some real estate advice!! You never know... our dreams might come true.

Hope all is well and again, thank you. Keep in touch!
Best Regards,
Ilene & Gary

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received from Karin, spending one day with us at the organic cheese farm:

Hi Arianna,

Hope the sun is shining in Tuscany, and that you are fine!

We all have had a nice program at the farm.
Again I would like to thank you for your kind welcome.
And the lunch with the beautiful table presenting all the delicious
cheese, I liked very much. (long tables, nice people and nice food!!!!)
Whatmore do we need?
So, I hope you are able to send me the recipy of the "spelt" salade.

I hope you like the foto which I have attached.

Here in Holland, the weather is nice and we are enjoying spring-
time. Although I always want to go to Italy.
Next time, when we are in the neighbourhood, I let will you know.

with kind regards,

Karin



Karin and her family visiting our farm

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Jacob, staying in Tuscany with his girl and visiting the cheese farm with us:

Arianna,

I wanted to pass on a thanks for everything that was put together. We had an excellent time. I've already passed along the info about you to some others who were considering visiting Italy within the next year or so. In addition, I've included some of the pics that I took while I was down there. You're welcome to use them however you like. Once again, thanks.

Jacob (USA)

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received from Lisa:

Arianna and Massimo,

I just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed
our tour with your company. It was wonderful. We really enjoyed Massimo's company and his information about the area. We loved our time in Tuscany and hope to return again soon. We'll be sure to recommend your services to others who are traveling your way.

Thank you again and keep up the good work!

All my best,

Lisa (USA)





Lisa and her family visiting the cheese
farm near to Volterra

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