Tastemakers and Trendsetters of Chianti

Who’s Who of Wine, Cheese and Restaurants We begin this full day with a visit to one of the best cheese makers in Tuscany, renowned for fresh sheep’s milk cheese which are made only seasonally. Depending on the time of year we may taste fresh or aged cheeses including everything from sheep’s milk mozzarella to classic pecorino to a soft-ripened “mistake” so great that it … Continue reading Tastemakers and Trendsetters of Chianti

Antica Trattoria La Toppa

La Toppa is a favorite of the ex-queen of Holland, she is a regular visitor and the family regularly books events here. On summer evenings La Toppa opens its doors and the tables spill out onto the medieval stone streets of the old borgo. Colorful flags decorate the town and create a festive atmosphere. It almost seems as if the town is La Toppa, or … Continue reading Antica Trattoria La Toppa

Osteria Le Panzanelle

After the overdose of German, French, Dutch and English conversations you’ve heard at the tables of the other restaurants of Chianti, it is worth giving Osteria Le Panzanelle a try. Yes, you will still find tourists here. But you will also find Italians, lots of them; they come here for the great value. This small restaurant in a tiny town between Panzano and Radda in … Continue reading Osteria Le Panzanelle

Trattoria “Da Bule”

Barberino is on the way the way to the much more famous Badia a Passignano, and while the later boasts a beautiful medieval abbey, a few famous restaurants and a winery, Barberino is a small town you pass through without even noticing it. At first glance Da Bule is just the sort of typical trattoria that you would expect to find at any typical town … Continue reading Trattoria “Da Bule”