We begin the day with a visit to one of the best cheesemakers in Tuscany, renowned for their fresh sheep’s milk cheeses which are made only seasonally. Depending on the time of year we may taste fresh or aged cheeses including everything from sheep’s milk mozzarella to classic semi-firm pecorino to a soft-ripened “mistake” so great that it became the farm’s flagship. This family-owned farm also produces olive oil and wine, including a Chianti and a Chianti Riserva.  We will taste them all.

After our late “breakfast” we will head into the heart of Chianti, passing Antinori’s famous architectural wonder of a winery, and making a brief stop to take pictures at a breathtaking medieval abbey where Galileo once taught, before stopping for a tour and tasting at a custom-built award winning winery who has made a name for itself breaking from tradition and pursuing personal passion – to great result. You might want to pick up a bottle to bring with you as our next stop is lunch at the world famous Dario Cecchini, so called “Butcher of Panzano.”

After a hearty lunch, and a small taste of grappa, you may have free time to explore the the ancient hill top village of Panzano before returning to Florence, full.

START TIME 9:00 AM Meeting point to be determined based on your hotel
WEAR  Consider bringing  light jacket as it can sometimes be windy. We recommend comfortable shoes.
Round trip transportation

Cheese tasting


Native English speaking food & wine expert guide

2 generous wine tastings and tours

Guide tip

Please Note: This tour is for 2 – 4 people. It is possible to book up to 7 people for an additional supplement.

Additional information


9.00 AM – 11.30 AM: Visit Tuscan Cheesemaker

Meeting point to be determined based on your hotel.
  • Transport to Chianti
  • Brief tour of the cellars and learn how the cheese is made
  • Cheese tasting of 4 local cheeses
  • Wine tasting of 3 wines
  • Olive oil tasting

11.30 AM – 2.00 PM: Winery Visit and Wine Tasting

  • Photo opportunity at medieval abbey
  • Wine tasting of 3 wines

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM: Lunch at Panzano Butcher

Lunch at the world famous butcher’s
  • Generous lunch including various meats, vegetables, side dishes and dessert
  • Free time to explore Panzano
  • Return to Florence
tuscanys best cheesemaker
Tuscany's best sheepsmilk cheeses tour and tasting