day tasting tour to a very authentic and organic
cheese farm and to an olive mill in the wonderful
area of Volterra
are staying in Tuscany for your holiday,
very original idea is spending
a local farm specialized in the
production of fully organic cheese,
from fresh ricotta to seasoned
pecorino, as well as traditional
oil mill, where olives are processed
to make excellent extra virgin
Both the farm and the oil mill are
located near the Etruscan town Volterra,
a jewel on the top of a hill, surrounded
by a unique landscape.
guide meets you at an agreed meeting
point by Volterra and takes you to
the farm. Thevisit to the
farm starts in the workroomduring 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 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 groups and families with
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 (all
of them deriving from the pigs of
the farm), home-made honey, ricotta
After the lunch break, you will drive
just 25 minutes to visit a traditional
olive mill. A very important part
of the overall Tuscan agricultural
production is olive oil. While visiting
the mill, the guide helps you discover
all the phases of the olive pressing
process and the secrets of a good
extra virgin olive oil. Eventually
you will have the chance to taste
and compare different types of olive
oil of local production. The olive
oil tasting is accompanied by some
local olive-oil-based delicatessen
and good wines.
day cheese and olive oil tasting tour
takes about 6 hours.
Transportation to the locations is
If you drive your own car, you meet
our guide at an agreed meeting point
and you go all together to the two
If you need collection with our chauffeured
car, van or minibus, please specify
this in the booking form.
late October to ealy December it is
possible to see the squeezing process
at the mill.
DAY CHEESE, SALAMI AND
OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR IN
- Rates 2014 -
in your party
OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS
English speaking tour leader
for the whole tour
+ a visit to the dairy and
+ a visit to the oil mill
+ a cheese and salami based
+ olive oil tasting with snacks
+ 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.
tour takes place in the area
of Volterra and Terricciola,
a rural region between Pisa
and San Gimignano where little
public transport service is
Here are the transportation
options for you to reach
the destinations of the tour.
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
VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
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.
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.
an email we received from Barbara,
who took our half-day tour including
a visit to an organic cheese
farm and an oil mill.
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
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:
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
Also, the organic farm outside
of Volterra. Was that part
of "town" considered
part of Volterra or another
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!
Ilene & Gary
an email we received from Karin,
spending one day with us at
the organic cheese farm:
the sun is shining in Tuscany,
and that you are fine!
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
Whatmore do we need?
So, I hope you are able to send
me the recipy of the "spelt"
hope you like the foto which
I have attached.
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
and her family visiting our
farm in Spring 2009
is an email we received from
Jacob, staying in Tuscany with
his girl and visiting the cheese
farm with us:
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.
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
you again and keep up the good
and her family visiting the
farm near to Volterra - August