Food & Wine Tour in Tuscany from Arezzo
Private food and wine experience in Arezzo with English speaking guide, visiting the best wineries in Tuscany and tasting delicious Tuscan specialties.
Guided food and wine tour in Tuscany with English speaking driver and private transportation with car service from Arezzo.
- Private food and wine tour from Arezzo with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the iconic Tuscan countryside
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- How extra virgin olive oil is made and EVOO tasting
- Visit of a Chianina breeding farm: learn the story of this breed of cattle and how we get the famous Florentine T-bone steak
- Winery visit in the Arezzo wine region, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Visit of a cheese maker’s farm enjoying a Tuscan farm lunch and tasting delicious Pecorino cheese and many other farm’s products
- The Tuscan hill towns and their charming atmosphere
This food and wine tour in Arezzo is designed for food and wine lovers looking for authentic experiences with producers and for tasting finest Tuscan wines and delicious food specialties.
The tour starts at your accommodation in Arezzo, where your private driver will pick you up for guiding you in your special daytrip in Tuscany.
Tour will first stop in a farm and winery in Arezzo area that produces olive oil, where you will discover how extra virgin olive oil is made, and then taste it with bruschetta paired with a wine of the Arezzo wine country.
The morning will continue visiting a Chianina cattle farm; the visit of the farm will give you the chance to learn why this breed and its meat are so valuable, so much so that it is chosen one for the famous Florentine steak, authentic milestone of the Tuscan cooking.
Talking about cooking, it’s lunch time and a traditional Tuscan lunch is waiting for us. Lunch will be prepared directly by the owner of a small cheese maker farm, run by the father and daughter, with the good products that the farm has to offer, including their delicious Pecorino cheeses.
Tour continues in the afternoon stopping in an organic winery of the Arezzo wine region; a qualified winery expert will guide you visiting the cellar and explaining everything you want to know about their ideas of winemaking, for then follow you in a wonderful tasting of several fruity and rich wines. Cheers!
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Tuscany is a private experience with departure from Arezzo.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Food guide and wine expert
- Extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Winery visit and wine tastings
- Visit of a Chianina breeding farm
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Traditional Tuscan lunch at the cheese maker farm (vegetarian menu is also available)
Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Since 1998 Tuscan olive oil has been prided on its IGP status (protected geographical indication PGI), and is produced exclusively with olives coming from local producers, and processed in olive-presses located within the Tuscan territory. The main variety of olives of the classic Tuscan blend are: Frantoio, Lecccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino, with the addition of minor varieties of less than 15%. Extra virgin olive oil is the best product, with an acidity of less than 1%. The fresh olive oil is bright green in color, which becomes yellow when mature. With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, the Tuscan blend of Evoo is very eclectic and it goes very well as a condiment for soups, bruschetta, fish, meat and vegetables, but also for more structured dishes such as roasts and sauces for pasta. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.
Chianina Cattle Breed and Florentine Steak: The porcelain-white Chianina is the largest breed of cattle in the world with a very long history that dates back to the Etruscans and Roman times. It takes its name from its homeland, the Valdichiana (valley of the south east of Tuscany) and until recent times the Chianina were used primarily as draft and work animals. With the advent of modern farming practices, selection emphasis has been placed on the breed’s ability to produce beef. Its meat (protected by the certification IGP) is one of the most valuable of Italy, by it we get the famous Florentine T-bone steak and the Tuscan cooking method can be only one: strictly to blood!
Pecorino Toscano DOP cheese: It is a soft, semi-hard and aged cheese produced from sheep’s milk, coming exclusively from the area of origin (Tuscany region). It is white or pale yellow in colour, with an intense flavour, fragrant and sweet. The product has a certification of authenticity and protected origin (DOP) since 1996 issued by the European Community. It is to be remembered that many cheese makers produce ricotta as well, a byproduct coming from the manufacture of cheese, often used in the preparation of handmade pasta (Ravioli, Tortelli) or confectionery specialties.
Tuscany Wine Regions: Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has forty-one Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and eleven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as “Super Tuscans” emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. Many of these wines are based on a “Bordeaux-blend” and became cult wines. Others very well reputed Tuscan wine regions and Tuscan wines are Cortona, Morellino di Scansano and Carmignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.