Guided tour

Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Activity provider: LaBotteghetta

Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Activity provider: LaBotteghetta

From US$ 48.93 per person

Learn to distinguish five different types of local cheeses and create basic combinations. Understand the production philosophy and traditions of important regional products.

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Duration 1 hour
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English, Italian, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste important regional flavors that have defined cuisine in the area for centuries
  • Round out your experience of Verona with a tasting experience that includes all your senses
  • Taste five different regional cheeses
Full description
Learn firsthand why the Veneto area is known for its incredible cheeses. Take part in a tasting experience that involves all your senses and gives you a better understanding important regional gastronomic traditions. Let your experienced guide expand your sensorial relationship with delicious cheese and understand why relying only on your sense of taste will not suffice. Start by viewing the piece of cheese you are about to taste. Continue priming your palate for the first bite by touching and smelling it, beginning the tasting experience long before it enters your mouth. Finally, discover its true flavor by taking a bite.  Appreciate the artistry of the cheese platter. Learn how the arrangement of the cheese alongside fresh fruit, honey, and sweet jams create a complementary cornucopia of fragrances, aromas, and flavors that will saturate your palate.
Includes
  • Cheese tasting
  • Tasting of jams, honey, mustards, fresh fruit
  • Sparkling and mineral water
  • Bread and breadsticks
  • Wine pairings (on request)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    As the meeting point you will find the historic shop Botteghetta.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • Minimum drinking age +18. Please bring your ID
    • No wheelchair access
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
    • The cheese tasting also includes jams, honey, mustards, fresh fruit, bread, and breadsticks
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

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      5/5
    • Value for money
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    Natalie was fantastic! We tried 5 different cheeses with 3 pairings (the honey is delicious!). She was great at explaining the reasons for the pairing, the qualities of the cheeses, DOP etc.. she was also very happy to take us through the wines - we really enjoyed the Valpolicella Ripossa. Overall, excellent and well worth booking!

    October 8, 2022

    This was a boutique experience, Nathalie was wonderful, and there were just the two of us, it was a very personal experience. The fare was outstanding, the cheeses and the accompanying relishes and home made bread, superb. Getting to know Italy isn’t all about museums, experiences like this is about history to be sure, but about real Italian life.

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    December 5, 2019

    Our guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the products’ history and origin. She gave us a lot of information about how a tasting should go and what to pay attention to. The cheese itself was delicious, and we got to taste some wine and balsamic vinegar as well. Would definitely come again for different tastings. The stores are very authentic.

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    September 5, 2019

    Product ID: 235347