Florence Cheese and Wine Tasting

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3092CHEESE
Fine-tune your appreciation of Tuscan wines and cuisine on this convivial 1-hour wine and cheese tasting in Florence. Head to a traditional, family-run 'enoteca' (wine bar) and enjoy the authentic setting as your expert, distinguished sommelier introduces you to four delicious Tuscan wines and platters of Tuscan produce. Taste four classic wines as you hear about their production, flavors and textures, and savor tantalizing cheeses, olive oils and other delicacies as your sommelier explains each flavor combination.

The group size is limited to 12 participants for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Free drinks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
Make your own way to the venue for your small-group experience: a traditional enoteca in Florence’s historical San Lorenzo quarter.

Head inside and meet the friendly and knowledgeable owner-come-sommelier, Livio. A winner of the prestigious ‘Best Sommelier Fisar Italia’ award, Livio will guide your tastings and introduce you to the world of Tuscan wine and cuisine so you can get the best from the experience.

Take a seat and learn how the bar opened in 1895, first as a delicatessen and then a fish shop, and has stayed in the hands of the same family since. See the beautiful marble basins, complete with sculpted marble spouts, that were once used to wash the fish sold here.

Then, set about sampling the wines and snacks prepared for your tasting: a selection of four classic Tuscan wines and a luscious spread of locally sourced produce.

Although the wines and foods may vary, you can typically expect to sample wines such as a Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG red and Super Tuscan Noir red accompanied by local cheeses, fresh fruit, cold cuts and some of the region’s finest olive oils (See the Itinerary for a sample menu).

As you sip and nibble, swap notes with your fellow tasters and get the benefit of Livio’s exhaustive knowledge of Tuscan wine. Discover how the wines are made, the vineyards they hail from, and hear about the culinary delicacies on offer and how they complement each wine.

After around an hour of enjoying the tastings and convivial atmosphere, your wine and cheese sampling session then comes to an end.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence
Departure Time:
5pm
Duration:
60 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Florence Cheese and Wine Tasting

Florence Cheese and Wine Tasting

Inclusions:
  • Cheese, wine and olive oil tasting
  • Expert sommelier guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Itinerary:
Sample Tasting Menu:
  • 1 glass of Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG red accompanied by selected cheeses and fruit
  • 1 glass of Brunello di Montalcino Tiezzi red accompanied by pecorino cheese and fruit
  • 1 glass of Super Tuscan Noir red accompanied by goat’s cheese and fruit
  • Samples of Tuscan olive oil, including Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo varieties
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lori Y, March 2015

A wonderful evening...good wine, interesting facts and fun people. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence!

Reviewed by: Michelle W, December 2014

The guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the different wines, meats, and olive oil. We learned so much from this one hour tour. Highly recommend the tour.

From USD $38.88

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Tour code: 3092CHEESE