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Culinary Umbria Cheese- and Winetrip

Culinary Umbria: Cheese and Wine trip

5-day trip from 3 to 7 October 2023

From €1.270,- p.p. based on 1 person per room
From €990,- p.p. based on 2 persons per room

A unique culinary cheese and wine trip through the green heart of Italy
Discover the delicious flavours of Umbria during our cheese and wine week! Travel through the beautiful vicintiy of Assisi and its surrounding towns during this culinary week. Throughout this week, you will be immersed in the gastronomic world of Umbria. Taste the flavours of the region such as the famous Pecorino di Norcia and the delicious Montefalco Rosso wines.

During this trip, you will visit local cheese makers and wineries, where you will get a behind-the-scenes of these passionate entrepreneurs. Besides you will get to know the (food) culture as you wander through picturesque towns such as Bevagna, Montefalco and Torgiano.

The programme of your 5-day trip (from Tuesday to Saturday) is as follows: you will stay in the beautiful Italian Borgo Castello Panicaglia in Umbria. On the day of arrival there will be a wine tasting workshop and a welcome dinner in the evening. This is followed by three days of visits to local wine and cheese houses, tastings, workshops, a museum visit and time to explore the authentic towns. Of course, Italian cuisine cannot be missing in all this and we will enjoy all the goodies Umbria has to offer.

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00 Day programme (workshops, guided tours, museum visits)
13:00 – 15:00 Tasting and lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Continuation of day programme
19:30 Dinner at Osteria Panicaglia

The programme in detail

From 15:00 you can check in at the Borgo and there will be time to settle into your room. At 17:00, you will meet the group during a wine-food workshop. Under the guidance of our chef, you will start putting together a cheese board, followed by matching the wines with our sommelier. Learn how the flavours and aromas of the cheeses and wines can best complement each other. After this workshop, there is a welcome dinner.

City toue through the wine city of Umbria: Montefalco. After this walk, we will have a guided tour at a local wine and cheese producer. This passionate entrepreneur is supplier for many restaurants in the area, including Michelin-starred restaurants. We will have a tour at the goat farm where you will experience all the steps of the cheese-making process. After that it is time to get to work yopurself and make cheese! After some hard work it is to join a delicious tasting of the wines and cheeses.

Visit to the Torgiano Wine Museum, the Umbria region’s most famous museum of wine. The museum features an extensive collection of historical wine machines, bottles, labels and other memorabilia, as well as a multimedia exhibition on the history of wine production in Umbria. After the museum visit, we head to Torgiano’s second largest winery. It is a family-owned winery that has been producing wine for four generations. Besides local grapes, they plant Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the 20 hectares of vineyards. After the tour, you will taste the wines over a delicious lunch.

On the last day, you will join local grape pickers harvesting the grapes.  Grape picking, also known as ‘vendemmia’, usually takes place between September and October, depending on the weather and the ripeness of the grapes. During the harvest, the grapes are removed from the vines by hand in this case. After all the hard work, it is time for a picnic in the vineyard to enjoy the winery’s delicious wines. In the evening, we toast one last time over dinner at the Borgo!

On Saturday, we have breakfast together before getting on the road to surprise your loved ones with Umbrian delicacies. Are you coming by plane? We are happy  to assist in arranging a home delivery for your favourite products.

Included                                                                                              Not included

  • Four nights                                                                                       – Transport
  • Full board                                                                                         – Drinks outside the tastings
  • Visits wineries and cheesemakers
  • Tastings
  • Wine museum tour
  • Workshops
  • Bottle of wine in the room upon arrival

You can choose to travel to the Borgo by car from home or fly to Perugia, Ancona, Rome Fiumicino, Florence or Pisa. From the airport, it is possible to travel to the Borgo by hire car. During the week, you will need a car to go to the company visits. Should this not be a possibility for you, we are happy to look into how to organise this. We offer the possibility to get in touch with other participants beforehand so that, if you like, you can travel together.

Number of participants
During this wine and cheese trip, we have room for 12 participants. So don’t wait any longer and make a reservation for this unique culinary experience!

Culinary Umbria: Cheese and Wine | 5-day trip

  • Four nights
  • Full board
  • Visits wineries and cheesemakers
  • Tastings
  • Wine museum tour
  • Workshops
  • Bottle of wine in the room upon arrival

990 euro

starting price, p.p.