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Cheesemaking at organic farm in Abruzzo

1 reviewCivitella del Tronto, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Marino

3.5 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

During this day, you will get introduced to the cheesemaking techniques and it will all be about getting your hands on MAKING. Pronti (Ready)?

After a beautiful short panoramic drive we will get to the countryside, at Giuseppes' farm.
For over 3 generations, Giuseppes' family have been making cheese and breeding animals in a small family-owned farm in the Abruzzo Apennines near Teramo.

We will meet Giuseppe and his family and start with the cutting of the curd and then onto moulding and making the famous pecorino cheese shapes!

After this fun and challenging experience, we will have a taste of our cheeses, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other home-produced delis, as well as wine and other drinks.

While we wait for the ricotta to arrive at temperature, we will go and see the animals of the farm: Sheep, goats, cows, veals, Pastori Abruzzesi (Abruzzo shepherd's dog) and hangs. As well as the beautiful panorama of the 'Gran Sasso & Monti Della Laga' National Park and its ancient hilltop medieval villages.

Once the Ricotta cheese is ready, you will taste the purest and fresh(warm) Ricotta cheese. This is the best Organic Ricotta in Abruzzo. I bet you to find a better one and I'll offer you a dinner!

We end the day with you extracting with your hands the Ricotta from the pot!
During this day, you will get introduced to the cheesemaking techniques and it will all be about getting your hands on MAKING. Pronti (Ready)?

After a beautiful short panoramic drive we will get to the countryside, at Giuseppes' farm.
For over 3 generations, Giuseppes' family have been making cheese and breeding animals in a small family-owned farm in the Abruzzo Apennines near Teramo.

We will meet Giuseppe and his fam…

Marino's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Cheese & local products: 1 Freshly made cheese.
    2 The best fresh Ricot...
  • Drinks
    Drinks
    -Water
    -Local wine
  • Tickets
    Guided visit to 1 of the 3 holly stairs in the world: 1 We will also take y...
  • Transport
    I can drive a max of 4 people in my car, from/to Teramo (city).
    Other...
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/ person
Tue, 14 Jul
10:00 - 13:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Fri, 17 Jul
10:00 - 13:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Tue, 21 Jul
10:00 - 13:30
£60 per person
£60 per person

Meet your host, Marino

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm food lover by nature and also a native of Abruzzo.
As well as being an official Tour Leader recognised by the Abruzzo Region, I found Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable culinary experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo.
They make the famous 'Pecorino Abruzzese' cheese, cow and THE BEST ricotta cheese, as well as producing their own Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cured meats. With the family recipes that were passed on generation after generation.
I'm very honoured to welcome you to Giuseppe's Organic Farm and share with you our passion for the land, the animals and for keeping this family’s tradition alive, despite the pressure of the big industry players.
I or my colleague Alberto will be guiding you through this true Italian experience within Giuseppe's family.
I'm food lover by nature and also a native of Abruzzo.
As well as being an official Tour Leader recognised by the Abruzzo Region, I found Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable culinary experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo.
They make the famous 'Pecorino Abruzzese' cheese, cow and THE BEST ricotta cheese, as well as producing their own Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cured meats. With the family recipes that were passed on generation after generat…
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Where you'll be

Abruzzo, greenest region of Europe will surprise you!
The farm is on the hills, located in the green countryside of the 'Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga' National park. A great spot for visiting the whole region, from the mountains, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, to historic hidden medieval towns, vineyards, olive groves and at 20m away from the beach.
Great if you have few days to spend, I'll be able to advise you on the best spots of the Region

1 review

Reine
September 2019
A wonderful and unique experience - grazie Marino!

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  • Tue, 14 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Fri, 17 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Tue, 21 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Fri, 24 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Tue, 28 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Fri, 31 Jul
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Tue, 4 Aug
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person
  • Fri, 7 Aug
    10:00 - 13:30
    £60 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

If you have special requirements do not hesitate to contact me, I will be very happy to accommodate your needs :D
Grazie
Also, check my other experiences, truffle hunts, pasta making, winery visits and much more at Experience BellaVita

What to bring

We will be at an artisanal cheesemaking factory, bring comfortable clothing and easy washable shoes

Based on milk availability it will be decided the kind of cheeses we will be preparing that day.