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Food & winery tours

The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese for poor people at a nobles banquet (VIP)

Availability: Every Saturday
Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
Do this because
  • Entertaiment with sightseeing of historical places of Serbelloni family, in Gorgonzola
  • Sweet tasting of patisserie made with gorgonzola flavours
  • Cooking class with the Chef of a renowned cooking school in Gorgonzola
  • Lunch and celebration of competitors
What to expect

PASSIONS

We greatly welcome those who are curious about local tales, myths, and history of a famous Italian cheese, culinary enthusiasts who wish to "put a finger in the pie", or better said , “in the gorgonzola cheese”.

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Whoever is passionate of legends and traditions, lovers of fresh and strong tasting cheese, who want to become a high level Chef for one day and later enjoy eating delicious food that he/she has just cooked at an Italian style table at lunchtime.

THE STORY

In year 1820 Marquise Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts some nobles from Milan, France and Austria in her country house in the Gorgonzola village. The Marquise wants to offer a rich banquet, showing the nobility that the typical cheese of Gorgonzola is great food for aristocratic tastes and not only for poor people! The chef of the Marquise needs help to prepare the magnificent banquet and Ginevra, the handmaiden of Serbelloni family, selects a special cooking staff .

Will you help Ginevra and the chef to cook the best prepared courses for that memorable event?

Cristina, playing as Ginevra, jumps with you into the past. You visit Gorgonzola as it was about 200 years ago, sharing Serbelloni family tales and gossip. Here you discover the secret origins of the Gorgonzola cheese and how luckily it has reached its actual yummy smelly fame and…. guess what? Finally, an expert Chef teaches you to cook special food with gorgonzola cheese. A complete menu, from starters to dessert.

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What's included
  • Entertaiment with sightseeing of historical places of Serbelloni family, in Gorgonzola
  • Sweet tasting of patisserie made with gorgonzola flavours
  • Cooking class with the Chef of a renowned cooking school in Gorgonzola
  • Lunch and celebration of competitors
  • A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant
  • Photos and videos will be shared in the Artès social web platform
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
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  • Infant (0-2): free
Where

Piazza della Chiesa, Gorgonzola MI

Meeting point:

In front of St. Protasio and Gervasio Church

What to remember
  • This itinerary includes up and down stairways
  • Not suitable for lactose intolerants
  • Max. 8 partecipants
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When
  • Every Saturday
  • From 3.00pm to 6.00pm
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Provider
ARTES srl SB
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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