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Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting in Florence

Foodies are sure to love this relaxing late-afternoon tasting session in a traditional Florence wine and food shop that explores specially selected wines and traditional flavours of the Tuscan countryside.

This one hour wine-tasting tour takes place in an authentic, traditional Enoteca located in the heart of Florence and is led by an expert sommelier who will show you different tasting techniques and how to differentiate the ingredients in the wines you taste.

You will be given a brief introduction to the history of wine and in particular the world famous Chianti wine which is produced in Florence before learning how each is made and the correct glasses that should be used when serving.

Try three different wines with a luscious spread of locally sourced produce.

What's more, enjoy some of the many delicious tastes of the Tuscany region: have you ever put some jam on the cheese? Tuscans like to match the sweetness of the jam with the taste of the cheese, that could be pecorino (sheep) or caprino (goat) or parmigiano (from cow milk).

And don't forget about the oft-overlooked extra virgin olive oil. The olive tree's roots are inextricably entwined with the culinary history of the region and this fascinating tasting experience is a voyage of discovery through the palette of Tuscan olive oils.

Sample Tastings (this is changed seasonally)

  • 1 glass of red wine Chianti colli Senesi DOCG accompanied by selected cheeses and fruit
  • 1 glass of red wine Brunello di Montalcino Tiezzi accompanied by Pecorino Cheese and fruit
  • 1 glass of red wine Super Tuscan Noir accompanied by goats cheese and fruit
  • Samples of Tusan olive oil, including frantoio, leccino and moraiolo olive varieties

Florence Wine Tasting is limited to small groups, so we guarantee a unique experience; in this way you are able to ask many questions or curiosities to your sommelier.

Experience Includes

  • Wine tasting experience in an historic Enoteca (Italian restuarant)
  • Sample 3 different type of Tuscan wines: Chainti classico, a Pure SanGiovese and a white wine
  • Try two types of Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Learn about different types of cheese (goat, sheep, cow, that each time will vary according to availability and combinations)
  • English speaking guide
  • Small group experience - maximum 10 persons

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Tuesdays to Saturdays, year round. Closed all of August

Departure location

Divina Enoteca, located in Via Panicale 19 Red close to the San Lorenzo Market.

Start times

5.00pm.

Duration

Around 60 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Florence wine and cheese tasting session is undertaken in small groups with a maximum of 20 persons.
  • Please note, it is your responsibility to inform of any food allergy you might have.
  • The menu is changed seasonally.