A visit to a real Sicilian shepherd, an authentic experience of the rustic Sicilian country life. Traditional Sicilian shepherds still make cheese the way their ancestors did. The tour includes a short hike, an encounter with a shepherd during the cheese making process, cheese tasting, of course, and warm ricotta served directly from the pot. It is definitely a special gastronomic experience and a great opportunity to spend some time with locals.


The visit is part of the full day tour of the Madonie, as the shepherds still do the transhumance and move to the mountains in the hot season. In this case, the tour includes stops in local villages and in the most beautiful mountain sites, cheese and ricotta tasting as well as lunch at the shepherd's.



  • We reccomend you to bring sport shoes and clothes suitable to the weather conditions.
  • Departure from Castelbuono at 8:30 am.

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