If you know Tuscany then you’ve probably heard of the Val d’Orcia, one of Tuscany’s Unesco World Heritage Sites. The region has a quieter sophistication than Chianti but with its powerhouses in the way of wine and food. Get to the heart of the renowned Val d’Orcia gastronomy with an immersive tour and demonstration of an organic dairy, followed by lunch and a guided visit to three of the region’s iconic hilltop towns. 

Swap dense forests for vast expanses of gentle hills and sky. Trade Chianti for Brunello and meandering cypress-lined roads. But most importantly, discover the fascinating story behind Val d’Orcia cheese production and savour the local produce with a 3-course lunch. An expert guide will then accompany you on a tour of Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino, providing you with further opportunities to sample and purchase cheese, wine and other local produce. 

Immersive Val d’Orcia cheese experience with lunch

To make your day trip to the Val d’Orcia as seamless as possible, your private driver will pick you up from your luxury villa in Italy and take you to the organic dairy farm for the start of your experience. Here you will begin with a morning tour with a master cheesemaker, who will immerse you in the entire production process, from stable to dairy. You will get to witness firsthand the fascinating maturation phases of the cheese, followed by a demonstration of a primo sale cheese. This interactive tour means you can ask questions during the process and discover the secrets behind the fine art of cheesemaking in Val d’Orcia. 

After the tour, indulge in a delicious 3-course lunch, with an appetiser course and fresh pasta primo, followed by a selection of 0km cheeses and dessert washed down with local wine and coffee. 

Explore picturesque Val d’Orcia hilltowns 

Following your dairy experience, your driver will take you and your expert guide to three of Val d’Orcia’s iconic villages. Passing ancient villages and vineyards, take in the stunning Tuscan landscapes as you travel between Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino. 

Starting in Pienza, this ancient village boasts extraordinary views. It is also a hub for the delicious pecorino cheese, so this is a great opportunity to stock up on your favourite styles! 
San Quirico is a charming village between Pienza and Montalcino, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees, and is home to several important churches. The Chapel of Madonna of Vitaleta, just outside of the village, and the San Quirico d’Orcia cypress trees are among the most photographed landmarks in Val d’Orcia and it is not hard to see why. 

The final destination of your day in Val d’Orcia is the iconic Montalcino. Home to the powerhouse Tuscan red wine, Brunello di Montalcino, be sure to stock up the wine cellar before returning to your luxury villa in Tuscany. Hopefully just in time for aperitivo! 
Schedule details

The experience will begin at 10.00am when you and your guests are dropped off at an organic dairy farm where a master cheesemaker will lead a tour and cheesemaking demonstration. A 3-course lunch with wine follows this at 1.00pm. You will then visit the iconic Val d’Orcia towns of Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino. Your driver will pick you up at 6.00pm for your journey back to your luxury villa. 

  • Min. 4 persons — Max. 16 persons
  • Full-day 
  • Available all year round
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian
  • Enquiries welcome for groups under four — prices may vary
  • Child-friendly: Children receive a special discount for lunch
  • Advance booking of 1-2 months recommended 
  • Private transfers are mandatory; the transfer cost is dependent on your villa's location and is not included in the initial displayed price.
Included in the price: A behind-the-scenes tour and cheese-making demonstration with a 3-course lunch. A guided visit to Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino.

Experience details
Min 4 persons - Max 16 persons.
  • Full day
  • Available from August to August
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Child friendly
  • Transport is not included in the price
Included in the price:
A behind-the-scenes tour and cheese-making demonstration with a 3-course lunch. A guided visit to Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino.
€ 520 for 4 people
Or call us on +44 20 7684 8884 to speak with one of our experts
Price List:
Persons € Euro (*) £ Pounds (*) $ Dollars
4 person € 520.00 £ 447.20 $ 561.60
5 person € 650.00 £ 559.00 $ 702.00
6 person € 780.00 £ 670.80 $ 842.40
7 person € 910.00 £ 782.60 $ 982.80
8 person € 1,040.00 £ 894.40 $ 1,123.20
9 person € 1,170.00 £ 1,006.20 $ 1,263.60
10 person € 1,300.00 £ 1,118.00 $ 1,404.00
11 person € 1,430.00 £ 1,229.80 $ 1,544.40
12 person € 1,560.00 £ 1,341.60 $ 1,684.80
13 person € 1,690.00 £ 1,453.40 $ 1,825.20
14 person € 1,820.00 £ 1,565.20 $ 1,965.60
15 person € 1,950.00 £ 1,677.00 $ 2,106.00
16 person € 2,080.00 £ 1,788.80 $ 2,246.40
Please Note: Tuscany Now & More act only as an agent in respect of any bookings for experiences which we take and/or make on your behalf. Your booking with us is subject to our Booking Conditions and the specific booking conditions of the Property Owner and you are advised to read both carefully prior to booking.
Note: Transport is not included in the price.
Or call us on +44 20 7684 8884 to speak with one of our experts

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