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Making of handmade pecorino cheese!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Grosseto, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Giacomo

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The experience is focused on making cheese by hands.
We start from milking room, where the participants could see the milking machine that is used today but, above all, they could also try (and may be learn!) to milk the sheeps with their hands, as we used to do 30 years ago.
After that we start with the real making of pecorino cheese in a beautiful basement with stone wall, that originally was a church or may be a monastery.
We will use the ancient methods and tools to make pecorino cheese, that our grandparents thaught us and handed down to us. In this step the participant's collaboration will be really important (from the older one to the youngest!), they will make with their hands a little cheese wheel that they will bring with them as a souvenir of this awesome experience, but first of all as a symbol of their "work" in the noble art of cheesmaker, unfortunatly forgotten.
Obviously the guests could visit the entire farm with its animals: they could feed the little lambs, they could see our chikens with their chicks and they could visit our grazing lands where they will find our allies against wolf's attacks : the guardan dogs!
(Clearly during the experience there will be some pecorino cheese and oil tasting!)
The experience is focused on making cheese by hands.
We start from milking room, where the participants could see the milking machine that is used today but, above all, they could also try (and may be learn!) to milk the sheeps with their hands, as we used to do 30 years ago.
After that we start with the real making of pecorino cheese in a beautiful basement with stone wall, that originally was a church or may be a monastery.
We w…

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What's included

  • Food
    Pecorino cheese and oil tasting
    Cheese wheel for every partecipants to...
From €25
/ person
Sat, Aug 8
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This time is popular
€25 per person
€25 per person

Meet your host, Giacomo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi everyone!
My name is Giacomo and I administer this web page for my family. My father (Fabio) is a farmer since he was a teenager. He, as is father before him, puts all his energy, passion and sacrifices in his work, inspite of every difficulties thath this work has.
Our family has yet received class group from schools in our region, in order to learn how a farm is organized today, but above all which was the old methods and tools of this ancient vocation.
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Where you'll be

The guests colud visit our farm in its every space: from the green grazing lands to our basement where we will make the pecorino cheese.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Joëlle
July 2020
Giacomo and his family are truly passionate and warmhearted people. We experienced not only cheese making but also life on a real Tuscan farm. This experience is great for everyone, young and old! We definitely recommend :-)
Chiara
July 2020
This is a must do for anyone staying in the area. The family were extremely welcoming and we felt immediately amongst friends. The place itself is a rustic farm, full of character and is situated in some jaw dropping Tuscan countryside. The experience was a one of a kind and great fun. We ate delicious local produce with them, drank some wine, and got to take home some of our own hand made cheese! They were very passionate and had some great stories. Couldn’t recommend it enough. Thank you to Francesca, Giacomo, their lovely parents, and their beautiful dogs for this very special experience.
This is a must do for anyone staying in the area. The family were extremely welcoming and we felt immediately amongst friends. The place itself is a rustic farm, full of character…
Alessandro
July 2020
Esperienza indimenticabile che ci ha permesso, per qualche ora, di immergerci nei panni di una famiglia di allevatori. Giacomo e la sua famiglia sono stati estremamente accoglienti, gentili e disponibili, introducendoci al loro mondo e permettendoci di sperimentarlo direttamente. La loro passione per gli animali e per il lavoro traspariva in modo autentico e ha reso l’esperienza coinvolgente. Consiglio vivamente questa esperienza, formativa e divertente.
Esperienza indimenticabile che ci ha permesso, per qualche ora, di immergerci nei panni di una famiglia di allevatori. Giacomo e la sua famiglia sono stati estremamente accoglienti…
Grazia
July 2020
Esperienza fantastica, luogo suggestivo e host calorosi. È stato davvero un pomeriggio indimenticabile, l'intera famiglia trasmette una passione unica e trattano i loro animali tutti con lo stesso calore: cani, gatti, pecore o maialini e ti fa sentire a casa e a tuo agio anche in attività mai sperimentate. Consigliatissima per gli amanti della natura
Esperienza fantastica, luogo suggestivo e host calorosi. È stato davvero un pomeriggio indimenticabile, l'intera famiglia trasmette una passione unica e trattano i loro animali tut…
Tony
July 2020
Ci siamo trovati benissimo e ci sentivamo parte della famiglia. È stato bellissimo vedere come trattavano bene gli animali non come fonte di reddito ma come parte della famiglia stessa.
Lang
September 2019
We had a great time making cheese and visiting the farm with Giacomo and his family. We also got a tour of the farm including their working sheep dogs, pigs, cats, chickens, olive trees. A very friendly and welcoming family-We will come back next time we are in this part of Italy!
We had a great time making cheese and visiting the farm with Giacomo and his family. We also got a tour of the farm including their working sheep dogs, pigs, cats, chickens, olive…

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  • Sat, Aug 8
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This time is popular
    €25 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

If someone is intrested in coming in a different day or hour from those that are planned, just conctact us with a message and we will agree on the most suitable date and hour!

What to bring

Comfortable shoes that could get dirty