Food and Wine in Garfagnana
Garfagnana is an area not only rich in natural beauty and history but also boasts an ancient culinary tradition that has been refined over the centuries giving life to an enticing cuisine made of local, simple ingredients that are natural and nutritious.
- Meet your guide and depart from Lucca.
- Brief stop at Castelnuovo for a look at shops selling traditional local products.
- Visit a winery.
- A tasting of local products at the winery, or, alternatively, lunch in a restaurant specializing in local Slow Food Presidia (https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/what-we-do/slow-food-presidia/italian-presidia/) including biroldo (cured meat made from pig’s head meat, blood, and tongue) and Garfagnana potato bread.
- The tour continues to Castiglione Garfagnana, a former imposing stronghold of the Republic of Lucca, and to finish off the excursion, a visit to a family-run cheese factory that has been producing cheeses, made from the milk of local sheep, goats, and cows, for generations.