Cooking Class + Wine and Deruta Ceramic Tour
One Full Cooking Day in Italy – Umbria
A day totally dedicated to the cooking and the discovery of two treasures of Umbria: ceramics and wine.
Deruta ceramics are a typical product of Deruta, a medieval hilltown in Umbria, Italy. Production began in the early Middle Ages, and found its artistic peak in the 15th and early 16th century, with highly characteristic local styles, such as the Deruta trademark “Raffaellesco” dragon design said to be inspired by the murals of Raphael. Deruta decorative pottery are still deservedly popular and many ceramicists keep the tradition alive.
The Tour includes also the visit of a prestigious Umbria winery: you will participate to the guided tour accompanied by a professional sommelier. After, you’ll taste three of their fantastic wines–a fantastic experience you won’t regret!
Reservations are on request for any day, year round, based upon availability, for a minimum of two people.
Details of the Cooking Program
Trip Length: 1 Day
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria
Activities: Culinary, Cultural exploration
Included in the price: 1 cooking class, 1 lunches from cooking class,1 half day excursion with minibus and driver
Program of Full Cooking Day in Umbria: Cooking Class + Deruta Ceramic and Wine Tour
- 9.30 Arrive in the country farm “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia. Begin instruction, highlighting the history of Umbria cooking and presenting the day’s menu. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves for hands-on preparation of a glorious meal.
- 13:00 Enjoy the fruits of your work! Eat the foods that you just created complemented by our wine and extra virgin olive oil.
- 14.00 You will visit the oldest ceramic workshops in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases.
Then you will have a guided wine tour in the only winery in the world that is completely “green” and certified as carbon neutral. It produces soft, distinguished and highly structured red wines. To do so, they grow eight different grape varieties, although this number can change from year to year. Their selection of grapes includes Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Syrah. The wine tours are conducted aboard electric vehicles around the property, passing the family’s Castello and through ancient olive groves along the way to the most precious vineyard of the family. In the winery you learn how wine is made, visit the barrel room and then relax on the beautifully designed wine terrace for a tasting.
If you are interested in a cooking class without tours please visit the page Half Day Cooking Class
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