Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)
Location: Florence, Italy
Sample some of the finest olive oils and balsamic vinegars in the world on this Florence olive oil tasting. You’ll learn all about Tuscan and Italian olive oil in your Florence tasting class, presented by a local guide. Discover the olive oils and vinegars of Florence and take home a taste for Tuscany.
After a welcome glass of Tuscan wine, the informative and fun class begins. Led by a local guide who will share the history of local olive oil. Learn about the production processes, and discover the qualities and properties needed to make the perfect olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The olive tree has been an important staple of the Tuscany region since the middle ages, when the first rules concerning oil production were established. On this tour you’ll discover the different types of Tuscan olive oil, including frantoio, leccino and moraiolo. You will also discover the importance of balsamic vinegar in Tuscan and contemporary cuisine. Used to add a sweet tang to salad dressings, sauces and marinades, it’s a favorite condiment of professional chefs the world over.
The tour includes a tasting of four different Tuscan olive oils, four types of balsamic vinegar from Modena, two types of mustard balsamic vinegar, and a selection of cheeses served with bread and crackers