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How to taste cheese? Last Step: Savor

Another step of our mini course on how to taste cheeses. We have seen that to taste cheeses we need all our senses. Before tasting we have to follow some tips (How to taste the cheeses: 8 rules to follow),

How to taste cheeses? Third step: the smell

Third step of our tasting cheese journey. After sight and touch now it’s time to smell. READ ALSO: “How to taste the cheeses: Sight” and “How to taste the cheeses: Touch“.  The smell is the third sense that we use

How to taste cheeses? Second Step: touch

We started a journey to understand how to taste the cheeses properly. As we have already written in the article “How to taste cheese? First step:sight”, tasting cheeses means examining them through sight, touch, smell and taste. When approaching a

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How to taste cheese? First step:sight

Tasting cheeses means analyzing a small casket of flavors and aromas simply referring to our senses: sight, touch, smell and taste. In the article “How to taste cheeses: 8 rules to follow” we gave you some tips to a proper

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Baskets with tuscan products

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas? Taste the magic of the holidays by giving a Christmas basket with typical tuscan products from Podere il Casale. When Christmas is in the doorway, every time, until the end we don’t know

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I Introduce you Podere Il Casale: The Olives Harvest

What are the secrets to produce a good olive oil? Listen to Massimo, who is the protagonist of this new episode of “Ti Presento Podere Il Casale”. Olive harvesting at Podere Il Casale is a special moment, where we collect

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How to taste cheese in 8 rules

In the past cheeses were considered poor food and served with no care, perhaps next to salami and croutons. Today people, have finally recognized the great value they have. Like for the wine, it is necessary to observe some rules


Saffron: what is it and how to use it

There is no food like saffron. Live color, intense smell, as well as flavor, saffron is like a big actor who makes a smaller part. Even though saffron play a small part, it always become the absolute protagonist of a

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Let’s find out what are sulphites, which function thay have and how they are harmful to our health. When choosing a wine, we often read the label and find the text “CONTAIN SULPHITES” on the back, at the bottom. Our

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I introduce you Podere Il Casale: Sandra e Ulisse

Live a life following the rhythms of nature, in a unique place in the world, producing good and healthy food. This was the dream that inspired Sandra and Ulisse to move to Pienza in 1991 and found Podere Il Casale.

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5 things you don’t know about cheese

Cheese is a food that is always on our tables, grated on pasta, accompanied by honey and jam, or simply to enjoy as appetizer. Yet we know so little about this wonderful food. Here is a list of 5 curiosities about

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3 good reasons to choose raw milk cheese

Raw milk cheeses are all those cheeses obtained from milk that has not undergone any heat treatment. During processing, milk is never heated to temperatures above 40° C. Raw milk is the only that can “tell” about herbs and pasture

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I introduce you Podere Il Casale: The Stables

Podere Il Casale is a farm full of life and a real farm, of course, there are animals! You can visit our farm and enjoy a unique experience in the Tuscan countryside. At Podere Il Casale you will meet all