3 winning pairing with goat’s cheese

Goat’s cheese is a cheese with extraordinary qualities in all its maturation phases. In fact, from the fresh to the seasoned cheese its intensity increases, but with different characteristics that make it inimitable. So make it a great aperitif, an

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How to taste cheeses: complete lesson

With the article on the importance of drafting a tasting sheet, we concluded our journey on How to taste cheese. Below we will collect all the steps and the rules to approach a cheese tasting in the right way. What

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Let’s make cheese!

LET’S MAKE CHEESE: FROM MILKING TO PECORINO CHEESE Sunday, March 24 at Podere Il Casale Pienza we will show you up close how we make our organic raw milk cheese. From grazing, to milking, and from the dairy to tasting!

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How to taste cheese: tricks and exercises

In the last article on how to taste the cheeses was the moment of tasting (READ ALSO: “How to taste cheeses: taste“). We have seen that we must recognize both the traditionally classified 4 flavors and the aromatic notes that

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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