This review is for one of the Tuscan Gastronomic Experiences offered by Mr. Giulio Benuzzi, owner of the B&B La Limonaia.
On the evening of our arrival at La Limonaia B&B, my husband and I arranged for a Cheese and Spice tasting dinner. It was the perfect way to begin our honeymoon, especially as we were tired and arrived in the late afternoon, it was fantastic to relax at the beautiful B&B and then be treated to such a wonderful experience.
The experience consisted of 4 courses with accompanying wines presented by Giulio and his friend Pierre, a herbologist who grows and prepares all his own blends of amazing herbs & spices. Giulio presented plates of fresh cheese and Pierre selected and described the accompanying fresh spice. Each course was more delicious than the next and we both agree we have never experienced flavors and scents from spices quite like this before. We began with fresh mozzarrella accompanied by thyme. Then we moved on to pecorino with an herb blend, Goat cheese with flowers of fennel, and lastly (but not least) fried polenta with (sorry, the cheese name escapes me right now!) and red pepper. Each course was accompanied with delicious Tuscan wines and the meal ended with a delicious fruit tart.
Pierre is a master at what he does and listening to him explain the process of spice making and finding the right moment in everything made us appreciate the flavors all the more!
We highly reccommend this experience to food lovers who want a personalized, unique experience, off the beaten path, in Tuscany!
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