Activity type: Private tour with English speaking local tour guide and/or driver
TIP: Best season is Autumn
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING
Olive Oil in Tuscany has always been the base of every meal and recipe and it is considered the best oil in the world. Its flavor and taste vary depending on the land in which it is grown so you can recognize and find many differences from one area to another.
Tasting class and mill visit
We start with a very entertaining tasting class, during which you'll be explained of the entire process of oil making and you'll have all the infos to understand how to distinguish between a quality oil or a poorer one.
On our tour you will be guided in the entire process from the olive to extra virgin oil in an authentic olive mill. We will show you the ancient tradition of the cold press step by step. You will learn how to taste and recognize true Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil and how to use it in your kitchen. The tasting will include several olive oils (all cold-pressed, virgin and extra-virgin) from all over the area of the Valdichiana as well as the rest of Tuscany.
The tasting will also be accompanied by a selection of local food and wine.