4 Day Holiday: Cooking + Deruta Ceramic – Chocolate Tours and Truffle Hunting in Umbria

Small group Culinary Holiday of Italy

 

A full immersion in the flavors and colors of Umbria : the sweetness of the chocolate, the scent of truffles and the colors of the beautiful ceramics of Deruta.
The cuisine of Umbria and the treasures of Umbria, all of this in our unique 3-day holiday.
Reservations are on request for any day, year round, based upon availability, for a minimum of two people.

 

 

Details of the Cooking Holiday

 

Trip Length: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Deruta, Valtiberina)
Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Holiday

 

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Perugia
    Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.

 

  • Day 2 – Cooking + Chocolate and Deruta Ceramic Tours (Perugia)
    Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will visit the Perugia’s chocolate factory and the Chocolate Museum to learn about chocolate production. The museum explains the process of converting cocoa into chocolate, and introduces the history of the Perugina chocolate company.
    Then you will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods of Deruta. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases.

 

  • Day 3- Cooking + Truffle Hunting (Valtiberina)
    Morning.
    Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. Your guide will drive you in the Educational itineraries on the Truffle track, they are fascinating and unique experiences to discover the mysterious world of the Truffle. The guided visit is run by experts, who will take you through the entire itinerary from the digging up of the Truffle to its processing and use in cooking, teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties.
    It includes: Demonstration of Truffle hunting with dog,  Tour of the farm and visit of the small museum, Tasting of cooked dishes and local wine tasting.

 

  • Day 4 – Departure

 

More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm

 

If you are interested in a culinary holidays without tours (only accommodation and cooking classes) please visit the page Cooking Vacations.

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