A unique gourmet experience
If you choose this tour you will discover two Italian families who really show their deep love for particular products: cheese and wine.
The family of cheese refiners in Arona have been ageing cheese since 1876.
On the silent hills in the south of lake of Orta we find the vineyards that give the grapes for some unforgettable wines: Boca and Colline Novaresi.
***Customize - I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 4 people and need a larger vehicle.
The highlight of this tour is a visit to the cellars of cheese refiners in Arona, where Carlo, the fifth generation of a family completely devoted to cheese, selects and seasons artisan cheese in his company cellars, that we will visit. A guided tasting of a selection of the over 300 different kind of Italian artisan cheese coupled with local wines will end the visit.
After a stop in Arona, on the south end of Lake Maggiore, to complete the day, dedicated to discover the food and wine traditions of this region, we'll reach the hills in the south of the lake of Orta. Here we'll be guided through a vineyard (unless the weather is very bad) and then pass to the cellars of a local winery. The day will end with a tasting of 3 local wines, accompanied by some cheese, bread and salami.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any hotel or meeting place in Arona, Stresa, Baveno, Verbania, Orta San Giulio. If you are staying in a different town, please tell me and I'll reconfirm the price of the tour.
End location: Same place as the meeting place.
Duration: 8 hours
A modern and comfortable car with driver will come and pick you up in your hotel in the area of Lake Maggiore or Lake Orta (air conditioning is available).
For groups larger than 4, please contact me so that I can arrange a larger vehicle and customize a tour for you".
If you have your own car, I'll quote a different price.
- Transportation by private car during the whole itinerary
- My guiding during the day
- At the cheese cellar: guided visit of the cellar + tasting of three different kind of cheese, served with local wine and bread.
- At the vineyard: Tasting of two local wines, local salami and cheese from Valsesia, gorgonzola cheese, young and seasoned toma cheese + guided visit to the vineyards and cellar.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 eur - You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature (souvenirs, food, drinks).
Lunch if required, but usually the cheese tasting is enough!
I am not a professional driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver or accompany you in your vehicle.