Yes, Florence became a tourist hot spot and by being squeezed in bus loads of tourists, you might miss the charming part of Tuscany.
The original still exists, it just pulled back to the countryside. There you still find traditional working farms which produce the products, Tuscany became famous for: wine, olive oil and cheese.
We offer a small group tour (2-4 pers.) to a goat cheese dairy and a winery/olive oil farm.
In order to be able to watch the cheese production, we have to get up early and leave Florence at 8 am. Within an hour drive through the Chianti countryside we arrive at the family run goat cheese farm and watch step by step how Ricotta and Toma are made. The guided visit of the farmhouse will end with a delicious cheese tasting.
On our way to the wine and olive oil farm we have lunch in Greve, a small wine town in the hills of Chianti. The beautiful landscape is worth the drive itself, but will be topped by the winery: vineyards and olive tree hills, crowned by the Tenuta (wine estate). It’s one of the few which is still producing Vinsanto the traditional way – hand picked grapes and a very low production guarantee the highest possible quality. Sure enough we taste the wine and olive oil after we have seen the Olive Mill and cellar.
We are a member of Fairmenti, which is a cultural association based in Florence that promotes a natural life style and bio events.
Day tour includes:
Private transportation
English speaking tour guide
Guided visit of a goat cheese farm (approx 1h/30)+ cheese tasting
Stop in the small town of Greve in Chianti for a rustic lunch ( lunch not included)
Guided visit of a wine and olive oil farm (approx 1h) + wine and oil tasting
Price for pax 160 euro