TASTINGS

The kitchen is an important part of the Umbrian culture and has strong ties with the landscape and architecture, this is why Umbria in Tour can offer a full range of culinary activities: wine, oil, cheese and honey tasting, together with private and group cooking lessons.

We'll help you discover the taste of Orvieto and Umbria region, with tastings of local products organized directly at the source. Wine, cheese, cured meats, seasonal produce, honey, truffles, jams, preserves and much more - presented to you by the traditional producers themselves!  

 

Wine

In Umbria you also drink well! From a wine growing point of view the native region is rich in the variety of vines that are grown, not only from ancient times but also of the more recent valuations of the Grechetto, Verdello and Ciliegiolo varieties. Also precious is the Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG and acclaimed Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG. But of all, the Orvieto Classico is surely the most famous of white wines in Italy, then there is the superb dessert wine of the Sagrantino Passito wine, and the sweet, “wine of the saints”, the Orvieto Vin Santo, obtained from the pressings of the grapes after being left to wither, in a dry and well ventilated area for a couple of months. This latter is generally prepared in the months of December and January.

    

Thanks to its specialization in Umbrian wines, from Super Umbrians to the less famous ones, we can satisfy also specific requests creating "tailor made" tours.

        

Olive oil

Umbria is one of the major producers of olive oil. Orvieto has a long tradition of olive growing. Today's older generation can still remember when there were a few olive presses in the village and all of the inhabitants of the surrounding area would bring their olives to be pressed. At that time, without the help of machines, the olive harvest could last for several months, as it did during the time of the Romans. This was the main factor in the production of oil of varying quality.

   

Today, the cultivation of the olive trees is still carried out in the traditional method, but the harvest and pressing of the olives is facilitated by modern equipment that nonetheless manages to preserve the quality of the olive oil.
We are proud to co coperate with some oil mills present in the territory, all in traditionally agricultural areas a few kilometers from Orvieto. Most of the structures are located in old farm houses - some of them dating to the first half of last Century - because they have been always used to produce oil.
All of them are still extracting the oil using the traditional systems that permit to obtain a pure and excelent top quality extra virgin olive oil 

    

Craft Beer

For the past ten years, the Italian craft beer industry has grown and changed while remaining largely under the radar to most visitors. Today, more than ever, beer in Italy is a serious topic. With more than 500 breweries nationwide, thousands of labels on the market, and constantly changing trends, deciphering Italian craft beer culture is no easy feat (particularly considering that most joints still serve industrial lager!). For these reasons, I began offering private beer tastings

Although true that Umbria is famous for its wine traditions, Umbria in Tour wants the world to know that there is a burgeoning craft beer scene in Umbria! Orvieto & Spello are not escaping the trend. Our Craft Beer not so much for its beer,  is an excursion where I take you to some of my favorite locales to help further your understanding of this complicated world.

   

       

      

Honey

Honey is an alimentary product that the bees produce from the nectar of the flowers, arrange with own specific substances, store and leave to mature in make you. The bottinatrici bees store melata nectar to in the ingluvie and, reached in the stream bed, the nectar comes enriched from enzymes (above all of inverts) contents in the secreti of the salivary glands of the bees.Later on progressive dehydration endures.
When the percentage of water is come down 17-18 % and great part of the saccharose has been invert, the honey is ready for being store to the inside of the cells of the honeycomb with a layer of wax that the island from the external atmosphere.
In according to time the bee-keeper takes part who supplies to the collection of telaini honey cargos. At this point the honey comes extracted from makes by means of the centrifuge force.
It comes then leaked and stored in maturatori until when the lighter part as wax and propoli do not know them in surface so as to be able to extract the honey from the limpid bottom.

    

Cheese

An important thing to know is that a cheese tasting is not only for professionals.

In fact really focusing on the characteristics of a particular food is a personal experience through which we determine whether the flavors we are discovering are appreciated or not: nobody can tell us what to like...

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