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 process they use was already described in Homer’s Odyssey in the 8th century B.C.!). They live at the pace of nature, seasons and animal life.

You will attend the Ricotta and Pecorino cheese making process, and taste sheep curd cheese, tuma as well as ricotta. The guide and the shepherd will explain the different steps and the process used. 

From December to June, the excursion takes places near Castelbuono.

It 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.

Difficulty level: Medium-easy

Duration: About 3 hours

What to bring: Sport shoes, clothes suitable to the weather conditions

Departure from Castelbuono at 9.30 am.

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