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In addition to cooking lessons or truffle hunting, it is possible to book an excursion in the countryside, together with a shepherd and his animals, with the opportunity to taste the cheeses made from sheep’s milk.
A unique experience that allows you to fully experience the Italian tradition by spending a few hours with a shepherd who will welcome you to his country house.
You will discover how the land is processed and how sheep’s cheese is produced.
Pick up at your hotel and transportation throughout the day.
* Pick up / drop off is only for the area around Alba (within 25 km)
If you are staying in Turin or Milan, we offer pick up at the train Asti station
Departure from hotel at 9:30 a.m.
To enrich your Langhe wine tour, choose an excursion into the Piedmontese rural life. Even today in Italy we live with our own resources with the care and maintenance of animals and with the production of tasty cheeses.
Piedmont is the most productive and creative area in Italy with over 30 types: goats, vaccines, hard, soft, fresh and aged. Piedmont is one of the most renowned regions for the production of cheeses, in fact, you can count more than 30 types of cheeses produced in the Langhe area such as goat and cow cheeses.
9 types of cheeses produced, including soft, fresh and aged cheeses, are part of the DOP brand. In this area the most known and most widely produced cheese is surely the Robiola. Contact us for a custom itinerary
Personalize your wine tour with a culinary experience of all respect, Stefano will accompany you to the shepherd’s house, where you can have lunch and taste many typical kinds of cheese of the Alba area.
To taste the cheeses during your food and wine experience, you will have to use almost all the senses, smell, taste, touch and sight.
And to complete your gastronomic experience, you will be offered glasses of wine that go well with cheeses.
Your guide will advise you on the wine to taste during the tasting of cheese, in fact, the fat cheeses prefer round wines, the lean ones want low-alcohol wines. Instead, the slightly aged cheeses are accompanied with fresh wines and with the most full-bodied cheeses, structured wines are recommended.
During the visit to the shepherd with samples of sheep’s cheese, you can taste Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto wine.
Really great Experience