Pecorino & Ricotta Cheesemaking

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BellaVita Experiences

Experience BellaVita is a family-run and independent company that offers curious visitors, travelers unique local culinary and traditional experiences in Abruzzo. But not just this, our aim is also involving the best local producers, such as wineries, factories, farmers, into our activities.

 

  • 4 Hours
  • 10 People max
  • Abruzzo, Italy

Join this exclusive educational experience with a real local cheesemaker in Abruzzo. Have fun while making cheese and learning all the secrets of this ancient shepherds’ art in our Abruzzo region, near Rome. During this day you will get introduced to the cheesemaking techniques, and it will be all about getting your hands on MAKING. Pronti (Are you ready)?

What We Will Do

  • After a beautiful short panoramic drive, we will get to the countryside to Giuseppes’ farm. For over 3 generations, Giuseppes’ family has been making cheese and breeding animals in a small family-owned farm in the Abruzzo Apennines, near Teramo.
  • Firstly, we will meet Giuseppe and his family and then start with the cutting of the curd and onto molding + making the famous pecorino cheese shapes!
  • After this fun and challenging experience, we taste our cheeses with 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 its temperature, we go and check-out the animals of the farm: sheep, goats, cows, veals, Pastori Abruzzesi (Abruzzo shepherd’s dog) and hangs. But not just this, but also 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 dinner!
  • We end the day by letting you extracting with your own hands the ricotta from the pot!

What We Will Provide

Cheese & local products

You will taste:
a selection of cheeses (at least 3),
home-produced Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil,
Dried meat i.e. Salami,
Artisanal Bread.

 
Drinks & wine
Water,Local wine
 
Guided visit to one of the 3 Holly stairs in the world!
 
We will also take you to visit the ‘Scala Santa’ in the beautiful hamlet of Campli village.
 

Transport (on request)

Travel needs can be accommodated for an extra fee.

*We will be at an artisanal cheesemaking factory. Please, bring comfortable clothing and easily washable shoes.
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