Visita al pastore


Visit to a Ricotta cheese farm in the Madonie mountains

A visit to a real Sicilian shepherd, an authentic experience of the rustic Sicilian country life. You will attend the Ricotta and Pecorino cheese making process, and taste sheep curd cheese, tuma as well as ricotta. The guide and the shepherd will explain the different steps and the process used. 

From January to February to July it is possible to do a classic short visit to the shepherd, near Castelbuono. (about 2 h).
Price is €25 plus VAT per person

From November to June, the visit takes place as follows:

Duration: about 4 hours (morning and lunch)

You will stay with the shepherd while milking and making cheese, then have lunch with him (a simple but authentic lunch: a dish of pasta, bread, cheese, coffee)

There is a bit of a walk, about 2 km - Level of difficulty: easy

Prices: 1 person € 80 plus VAT

2 persons 50 € plus VAT / person

3 or 4 people € 40 plus VAT / person

from 5 people: 30 € plus VAT per person

Extra: € 70 plus VAT for a guide (needed for groups over 5 persons and for those not speaking Italian)

From July to October (included), the same program happens in the mountains: because of the transhumance, the shepherd spends half of the year in the valley, and the other half in the mountain.

Duration: full day (7 hours)  

From Castelbuono, stop in Petralia Soprana, short visit of the charming village, then arrival at his farm- 10 min walk (easy walk). Comfortable shoes recommended. When we reach the shepherd, he will probably have already finished milking, but it will still be possible to assist in the preparation of the cheese and / ricotta, which then you will taste with him during lunch.

Prices: 1 person 110 € plus VAT

2 persons 70 € plus VAT / person

3 persons 60 € plus VAT / person

4 people € 50 plus VAT / person

from 5 people: 30 € plus VAT per person

Extras: guide € 110 plus VAT (compulsory for groups of more than 5 persons and for those not speaking Italian)

food experience in Sicily (Castelbuono)
Duration: 1,5h - Rates:

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