Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

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21 Reviews

Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

From US$ 115.52 per person

Immerse yourself in the native Sicilian cheeses and wines on this 2-hour tasting tour in Palermo. Step inside a beautiful 16th century home to sample 6 wines and 6 cheeses from the local area. Finish off the tour with typical sweets and desert wine.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how to identify and taste Sicilian wine and cheese
  • Try 6 different wine samples and 6 different cheeses of Sicily
  • Relax in the charming and friendly location inside a 16th-century building in Palermo
Full description
Don’t miss out on this wonderful tasting tour of the best typical Sicilian wines and cheeses inside a charming 16th century private home, just a few steps from the famous Arab market Vucciria. This 2-hour tour is ideal for those who do not have enough time to travel to one of the wineries, many of them far from the city of Palermo. Inside a peaceful and relaxing home environment you can enjoy tasting original Sicilian wines, including Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Catarratto, Grillo, Anzonica (Insolia), and Grecanico. All wines will be happily combined with the best Sicilian cheeses, including Primo Sale, Caciocavallo fresco, Ricotta infornata, Canestrato, Vastedda del Belice, and Tuma persa. Enjoy sampling the wines and cheese, served with good black bread from Castelvetrano or Monreale and a rich mixed salad. To finish off the cheese and wine tastings, you will be served original cassatelle (fried sweets) of San Vito lo Capo and the classical sweet wine Zibibbo.
Includes
  • 6 different Sicilian wines
  • 6 different Sicilian cheeses
  • Black bread of Castelvetrano or Monreale
  • Rich green salad
  • Riedel glassware
  • Typical Sicilian ricotta sweets
  • Zibibbo sweet wine
  • Transfer to and from the hotel/B&B/port/train station
Not suitable for
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

Piazza San Domenico, near the entry to the store La Rinascente, Palermo

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Important information

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  • Transfers to and from the hotel/B&B/airport/train station are available on request.
  • A different schedule is possible on request.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 21 reviews

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  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
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Superb tasting, interesting local wines

A relaxed, informative and interesting tasting of local Sicilian wines and cheeses. A passioned host and her charming son led us through three whites and three reds, as well as cheese and other local foods. We also managed to taste her own homemade limoncello which was excellent. The wines were all local varieties, subtle and light. Highly recommended!

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November 8, 2016

Best three hours I've spent in a long time.

Wow what a wonderful afternoon. We booked this activity as we were stopping in Palermo on our cruise and we were both so glad we did. Our hosts met us in a location which was easy to find and a few minutes walk from their town house. The wine and conversation flowed all afternoon interrupted only by the cheese a snacks prepared by out hosts. We would recommend this tour to anyone and the bonus is we got to take any unfinished bottles of wine we wanted away with us.

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March 23, 2016

Lovely way to spend an evening

We booked this tour for the start of our holiday and had a lovely evening trying some beautiful wine and cheeses, home cooked treats and the best limencello ever! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

August 20, 2019

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