Olive oil workshop & tasting experience at your villa

Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays
Duration: from 2 to 3 hours



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THE “GREEN” GOLD OF TUSCANY DIRECTLY AT YOUR VILLA
Do you want to get immersed in the traditions of Tuscany by simply sitting in the comfort of your Tuscan holiday home? Are you curious about the use of olive oil in the local cuisine and you want to learn more about it? Yes, it is all possible! Our expert and knowledgeable guide will come to your place and share with you everything you need to know about one of the symbols of Tuscany: extra virgin olive oil!

 

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The heart of Tuscan culinary tradition
When we mention extra virgin olive oil, we mean local culture, traditions, history, heritage and lifestyle. This is what it will be all about. Our olive oil expert will come to your villa and share with you all the secrets for the excellent local production of extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany. We will talk about the life of olive trees, the different varieties of olives, the harvesting and the production process, the best methods for preservation, the uses in the cuisine and much more.

 

Olive oil comparative blind test
We will organize a comparative olive oil tasting session in the dining room or on the terrace of your villa.
You will be able to recognize the differences between a quality olive oil made with love and care and a commercial one, marketed as a mass product with little care for quality. Two aromatic olive oils will be tasted too, with special flavors of lemon, chili pepper, garlic or orange. Your will learn about how they are made and what they match best.
Some bruschettas are included in the experience, prepared by the olive oil expert in your kitchen. Your kitchen will be left tidy before the end of the experience.

 

Full meal formula
You can opt for our full meal option, in case you want to associate our olive oil experience to lunch or dinner. Our olive oil expert coming to your villa will be accompanied by a local a chef. The chef will bring all ingredients and tools and will use your kitchen to prepare some traditional dishes, in which extra virgin olive oil is one of the most important ingredients. While the chef is preparing the meal in the kitchen, our expert olive oil story-teller will arrange a tasting experience with a blind test (as described above), revealing all best features of good extra virgin olive oils. While thoroughly talking about the best use of EVOO in the cuisine, the expert will have many chances to answer any of your questions on the theme. Some local wine is included to make the experience complete. Before leaving, the olive oil expert and the chef will tidy up and clean your kitchen.

 

You will learn how to use the olive oil in the right way in the preparation of food, so much that you will feel an olive oil snob!

This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample during this experience. Please, note that these are just some examples of what can be prepared. Our booking staff will send you detailed information.

For this service you will meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in your wine tasting experience. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.

Luca

guide

Massimo

guide

Moira

guide

Arianna

guide

Ester

guide

Silvia

guide

Laura

friend

Daniela

guide

Lorena

guide
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The total rate for this service varies according to the number of people in your party and
the distance of your villa from our premises in Terricciola (Pisa area).
Check rates in the table below.

OLIVE OIL WORKSHOP at your villa WITH SNACKS (2 hours)

– Rates 2022 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

2 persons € 280
3 persons € 300
4 persons € 320
5 persons € 340
6 persons € 360
7 persons € 380
8 persons € 400
Extra adult € 20
Extra child or teen € 10
* Rates refer to services provided in villas within 30 minutes
from our premises in Terricciola (Pisa area)
Surcharge for villas located 35 to 60 minutes from our premises € 70
Surcharge for villas located 65 to 90 minutes from our premises € 120

 

VILLA LOCATION

All rates above refer to services provided at villas located within 30 minutes from our premises Terricciola, Pisa district.
Here below the extra costs in case your villa is located further:

From 35 to 60 minutes from Terricciola: € 70 additional fee on the standard rates above, for the extra time and extra fuel needed to reach the villa and provide the service.

From 65 to 90 minutes from Terricciola: € 120 additional fee on the standard rates above, for the extra time and extra fuel needed to reach the villa and provide the service.

 

OLIVE OIL WORKSHOP at your villa WITH FULL MEAL (3 HOURS)

– Rates 2022 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

2 persons € 390
3 persons € 425
4 persons € 460
5 persons € 495
6 persons € 530
7 persons € 565
8 persons € 600
Extra adult € 35
Extra child or teen € 20
* Rates refer to services provided in villas within 30 minutes
from our premises in Terricciola (Pisa area)
Surcharge for villas located 35 to 60 minutes from our premises € 70
Surcharge for villas located 65 to 90 minutes from our premises € 120

 

VILLA LOCATION

All rates above refer to services provided at villas located within 30 minutes from our premises Terricciola, Pisa district.
Here below the extra costs in case your villa is located further:

From 35 to 60 minutes from Terricciola: € 70 additional fee on the standard rates above, for the extra time and extra fuel needed to reach the villa and provide the service.

From 65 to 90 minutes from Terricciola: € 120 additional fee on the standard rates above, for the extra time and extra fuel needed to reach the villa and provide the service.

Rates include

  • A private English speaking olive oil tour guide and olive oil expert
  • Snacks or full meal prepared on the spot
  • Wine (only in the full formula)
  • Extra virgin olive oil and condiment oils
  • Setting of the table and presentation of extra virgin olive oils
  • Final cleaning of the kitchen
  • Tax

 

Rates do NOT include

  • Extra courses beside the snacks
  • Extra courses beside the full meal
  • Extra wine
LOCATION OF ACTIVITY:
This service is delivered to your villa in any location in Tuscany within 90 minutes driving from our premises in Terricciola, Pisa area. For destinations located between 30 and 90 minutes from our premises a surcharge applies, depending on distance and cost of transportation for our staff. See more details in the rate table.

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Our olive oil expert meets you directly at your villa at an agreed meeting time. Please, provide us with full details on the location of your accommodation.

TYPE OF SERVICE:
Our staff prepares some bruschettas or little snacks like focaccia with cold meats and cheeses. In the full formula, a whole meal is prepared. All foods are local and all recipes are traditional. We prefer to use seasonal ingredients only but we are happy to accommodate all requests.

DURATION OF SERVICE:
This program takes 2 or 3 hours according to the option you choose.

AVAILABILITY:
Available all the year through from Monday through Saturday.

LANGUAGE:
The service is provided in English. Spanish, German and Russian available upon request with no surcharge.

FOOD RESTRICTIONS:
The foods served during this activity might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our booking staff during the booking phase.
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