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Sheep and cheese in the countryside

Animals

Sheep and cheese in the countryside

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian
Animals

Sheep and cheese in the countryside

Animals

Sheep and cheese in the countryside

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian

What you'll do

We will know the shepherd’s life and his 500 “massese” and “Garfagnina” sheep; you may be “shepherds” for one day: lead the flock out of the fold, feed them and, depending on the period, pamper the little lambs or watch the shearing. We will show you the processing of sheep’s milk in the many products offered by the dairy: pecorino (typical Tuscany cheese), stracchino, ricotta, yogurt and ice cream. EveryTuesday, Thursday and Saturday only, by appointment, you can make with your hands a small form of first salt cheese, which you can then take with you. Finally we will taste in the open air (in case of rain in the nearby barn) all dairy products, accompanied by local honey, walnuts, fresh fruit, bread and a good glass of Tuscan wine. Depending on the availability of the miller, the visit can end nearby by admiring an old water mill still working, located in a small village linked to the flow of water.
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Learn more about Simona

Simona

Hello! We are Simona and Giulio, a couple from Lucca. “Curiosity” is our watchword, which has always led us to discover the most typical and hidden corners both in the many trips we have made and in the various places where we have lived for work. Having returned permanently to Lucca few years ago, with the same above-cited spirit, we would like that the tourists who visit our beautiful city, know places and taste unusual emotions, outside the classic tourist tours. The experience we propose has this purpose: share with you two "genuine" places, not well known also by the Lucchesi (citizens of Lucca).

What's included

Food
We will taste all the dairy products (the special characteristics of sheep’s milk make them suitable for those suffering from…
Transportation
Up to a maximum of 3 people transportation from/Lucca historic center can be provided by car, subject to prior agreement…
Equipment
For those who participate in the cheese workshop, the appropriate clothing will be provided: gloves, headgear, coat covers.

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Where you'll be

The family-run farm is located less than 20 minutes by car from Lucca historic center, on the hills near the small village of San Ginese, surrounded by olive groves, cornfields and sunflowers.

This experience is available starting May 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothing, camera and cheerfulness

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Spoken languages: italian, english and french
Simona
Sheep and cheese in the countryside
9 reviews
From $56/person
9 reviews
From $56/person