Spend a day in an organic farm, a wonderful location in the green hearth of the Italian Apennine mountains. Meet with our qualified Chef, the owner of the farm, who is also agriculturalist, viticulturalist and livestock farmer who has chosen to live in harmony with nature. Spending a day with him means learning all about local raw materials and hand made fresh pasta, both traditional and modern techniques.
In the morning you will visit a mountain dairy producing Parmigiano Reggiano PDO accompanied by the Chef. You will discover why mountain-cheese is more sought after and of higher quality, with aromas and flavors that distinguish it from cheese from the plains. The visit will end with a vertical tasting of Parmigiano to enjoy firsthand the uniqueness of the 3 proposed ages (12-24-36 months) and their pairings.
Next, at the exclusively reserved Agriturismo, with a terrace overlooking the green hills of the Apennines, mini-cooking course for the preparation of homemade ice cream: you will learn the secrets of traditional Italian ice cream, using only natural ingredients, without the addition of chemical synthesis products. After the necessary resting phase, you can enjoy it for dinner with an endless range of toppings to accompany it!
Lunch at the Agriturismo where 0 miliage and organic products take center stage: tasting of cured meats, goat and cow cheeses of different kinds and areas, focaccia, savory pies and stuffed pies, salad with seasonal vegetables and a first course. To end on a sweet note: "Amors," the typical Borgotaro dessert!
In the afternoon you can choose the activity that most intrigues you and suits you according to the season, including:
Upon returning to the Agriturismo, a cooking class will be set up in the panoramic room for the preparation of fresh handmade pasta typical of the area. You will get to work together with the chef to make a dish created in this small portion of the territory: crosetti pasta. Not only will you make the dough needed to make them, but using the special wooden mold, you will produce and print the "discs" of pasta that, once dressed with a typical sauce, will be part of your final dinner. Upon request, we can get customized molds make by hand by the historic carpenter in the village with drawings or letters or logos, to take home a tangible souvenir of the experience. Use your mold at home to impress friends and relatives with this delicious recipe.
To follow dinner at the Agriturismo: appetizer with trout croutons, freshly handmade crosetti with dried porcini mushrooms, salami and chicory, stuffed guinea fowl with roasted potatoes, the homemade ice cream prepared by you in the morning. You can end the evening savoring homemade spirits losing yourself in the starry mountain sky.
Possibility to stay overnight in the Agriturismo, immersed in the peace and calm of the green hills of the Alta Val Taro. In the morning you will be pampered with a rich sweet and savory breakfast made with genuine and tasty 0-miliage and organic products: fresh traditional pastries, tasty jams, milk, butter and yogurt from the local dairy, fragrant bread, homemade cold cuts and cheeses. Breakfast is the most important moment of every day, loaded with expectations!
You can continue your stay among the green valleys of the Apennines, visit the castles of the Castelli del Ducato of Parma, Piacenza, and Pontremoli, discover other PDO products such as Prosciutto di Parma and Culatello di Zibello, visit the elegant and welcoming city of Parma, or spend a day at the nearby charming Cinque Terre.