Say cheese! Cheese tasting and pairing
Excursions & day trips

Say cheese! Cheese tasting and pairing

Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Dedicate yourself completely to a sensory experience, surrounded by the scent of excellent fresh fruit, honey and sweet jams
  • The cheese platter is perhaps the maximum dairy art expression, a wooden disc on which will be supported with skill and wisdom a series of cheeses in an increasing of fragrances, aromas and flavors that fill the palate
What to expect

Ready for a gourmet cheese tasting in the suggestive Veronese area? Indulge in the creamy pleasure of cheese!
You will listen to the philosophy of production, learning the traditions and knowing the excellent cheeses that boast the DOP brand. For the tasting will be involved not only the sense of taste but also the other four senses, to fully enjoy the organoleptic characteristics, aromas and sensations that gives us the cheese.

The sensorial analysis of the cheese starts from the view, looking at the piece we will taste, then touch, touching it, and smell, very important because from this step we understand if the cheese could be to our liking, thanks to its aroma that develops once tasted the piece; finally, it ends with the taste savoring it and knowing its true flavor.

The experience will then end with the tasting of the cheeses presented, accompanied by the precious red Valpolicella wine with various combinations including honey and seasonal fruit. A work of art which will be juxtaposed with carefully chosen ingredients: fruit, vegetables, jams, honey and bread; a real composition full of taste.

SENSORY ANALYSIS

The sensory analysis of the cheese is very similar to that of many other foods: it assesses its visual, tactile, olfactory and taste-olfactory characteristics and the examination of the structure in the mouth.

OLFACTORY ANALYSIS

The fragrances that a food can offer us are many, and indeed the olfactory analysis is the most complex of sensorial analyzes.
The most difficult thing is to identify, giving it a name and then making a direct comparison, a particular smell that we distinctly perceive.

The main families of the smells referred to the cheese are:

  • latex smells (fresh milk, sour milk, boiled milk, yogurt, butter, cream, etc.);
  • vegetable odors (grass, moss, hay, etc.)
  • spicy smells (pepper, nutmeg, saffron, cloves, etc.);
  • floral odors;
  • smells of toasted (chocolate, caramel, vanilla, burnt, smoked, etc.);
  • animal odors (stall, leather, animal hair, etc.)

TASTE-OLFACTORY EXAM

As a taste, we can only recognize sweet, salty, spicy, acid, bitter and astringent.
The aromas, or the olfactory sensations that return through the retronasal route, will be similar to the perfumes perceived with the sense of smell but modified, made more complex.
The taste-olfactory persistence is the duration of the flavor, which can vary from a few seconds to over 30 seconds.
Finally, the consistency in the mouth can be evaluated, which can be hard, elastic, deformable, fine, granular, rubbery, etc.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 5 cheese tasting
    • 3 pairings tasting with fruits, canned food, honey, mustards and jams
    • Red Wine from Valpolicella
    • Still or sparkling water
    • Bread
    • Breadsticks
    What's not included
    • Extra food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Via Leoncino, 31, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

    Meeting point:

    La Botteghetta

    When
    • Tasting starts at 12.00
    • Check-in 15 mins before the tasting starts
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    Provider
    La Botteghetta
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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