Truffle, Food & Wine Tasting

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Yvonne

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

You experience the hospitality of the Tuscan countryside in the bustling city center of Firenze. Your Tasting will take place in our subterranean Cantina that dates back to the 16th Century. You begin you flavorful journey with a Balsamic and Olive Oil presentation and tasting. You will learn the difference between the categories of "balsamic." You will taste balsamic glazes to a Traditional balsamic aged at least 12 years from Modena and Reggio Emilia. You will taste and compare the qualities of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You will learn the process in creating these precious elixirs. I pour a glass of bubbles and we toast to our time together. Calling Truffle Lovers! We highlight truffles in the tastings. You begin this flavorful journey with an array of nibbles. You continue the tasting with a selection of Crostini topped with pesto, pate, truffle cream or truffle salsa. You sample three panini stuffed with salumi and highlighted with truffle cream, pesto or a dusting of organic fennel pollen. From a local farm, you taste a selection of fresh to aged organic Florentine cheeses topped with a selection of wine jellies, preserves and taste our Conti White Truffle honey. We will surprise your palate with seasonal fresh fruit topped with balsamic glazes and our Sicilian sweet creams. A selection of three wines from our cantina are paired with the tasting series.
Other things to note
Please be aware this is a comprehensive tasting of wine, bread, salumi and cheeses. We understand dietary limitations and can accommodate SOME vegetarian diets. Prior to booking, we ask clients message us to advise their specific restrictions so they can enjoy their tasting.
You experience the hospitality of the Tuscan countryside in the bustling city center of Firenze. Your Tasting will take place in our subterranean Cantina that dates back to the 16th Century. You begin you flavorful journey with a Balsamic and Olive Oil presentation and tasting. You will learn the difference between the categories of "balsamic." You will taste balsamic glazes to a Traditional balsamic aged at least 12 years from Modena and Reggio…

What's included

  • Food
    Bring your appetite! Sample a selection of Aged and Traditional Balsamic an...
  • Drinks
    From our Cantina, we chose a collection to pair with the tasting. With cros...

Meet your host, Yvonne

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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We are a Florentine and family run business originating from the 1900's. A family tradition, Stefano is the third generation curating food for Conti Tuscany Flavours. Stefano says "food is in my blood" and has been in the industry for over 45 years. He is a hunter, pizzaiolo and truffle hunter. Originally from California, I am living the dream of the Tuscan life cooking (and eating) great food, wine, travel, experiences and adventures. Now, I am immersed in the food culture of farmers, producers, chefs and Mammas that have shared their knowledge, recipes and secrets in the kitchen. I can proudly go "plate to plate" with any Italian Mamma. Together, we continue to source artisan and regionally authentic products throughout Italy that are showcased in our gourmet shop. We enjoy sharing our Tuscan experiences of food, flavors and adventures.
We are a Florentine and family run business originating from the 1900's. A family tradition, Stefano is the third generation curating food for Conti Tuscany Flavours. Stefano says "food is in my blood" and has been in the industry for over 45 years. He is a hunter, pizzaiolo and truffle hunter. Originally from California, I am living the dream of the Tuscan life cooking (and eating) great food, wine, travel, experiences and adventures. Now, I am immersed in the food culture of farmers, producers…
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Where you'll be

Look for the green shutters and sunny yellow sign. The Conti Tuscany Flavours Truffle Food and Wine Tasting takes place at our shop near the Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo. We are located in the arched gallery of a former Palazzo. Upon entering our store, we escort the guests to our subterranean cantina that dates back to the 16th Century. In the Cantina, guests can take their seats and savor a private tasting away from the bustling crowds.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 78 reviews.

Francis
September 2020
What a wonder treat of truffles! We tasted truffles in so many different forms. Paired with lovely wines. Also started by tasting balsamic vinegars and olive oils. All round great experience!
Victoria
August 2020
Our afternoon with Yvonne was the highlight of our Florence visit! Wonderfully interesting and exceptionally delicious food and wine! We left loving all things truffle and with a really special memory of Florence, thank you Conti Wines!
Tom
August 2020
This made our trip to Florence complete! Yvonne and Stefano are truly some of the nicest, most welcoming people you could hope to meet. Stefano has grown up around beautiful Florence and has a deep understanding of the food and culture, including manufacturing techniques. Yvonne has lived in several diverse countries (and flips between English and Italian with ease) and is also taking advanced formal qualifications in both cookery and wine. They are the perfect pair and their passion is evident in their enthusiasm and in the food. Go hungry! The food is abundant and utterly delicious. Yvonne will guide you through the intricacies of the tastes and explain her rationale for all of her pairings. Our 2 hour session overran (with mutual enthusiasm) because we were all so engaged in eating, drinking, sharing experiences and stories from our travels and exploring their fascinating little shop which dates back many hundreds of years (‘if only those walls could speak, imagine the stories they could tell’) Arrived as customers, left as friends!
This made our trip to Florence complete! Yvonne and Stefano are truly some of the nicest, most welcoming people you could hope to meet. Stefano has grown up around beautiful Floren…
Jean
July 2020
Amazing experience in Florence, the food and wine was delicious! And Yvonne and Stefano were lovey and very chatty. They also recommended us with some nice local restaurants to visit during our trip.
Sarah-Lily
March 2020
This was a truly special and enjoyable afternoon. I really recommend this to anyone who wants to gain a more in-depth knowledge about Italian produce and food. The tasting was really well thought out and was absolutely delicious! If you’re in Florence, this is a great way to spend an afternoon!
This was a truly special and enjoyable afternoon. I really recommend this to anyone who wants to gain a more in-depth knowledge about Italian produce and food. The tasting was real…
Becca
March 2020
This was our favorite thing we did in Florence! Yvonne & Stefano made us feel so welcome and special. We also learning so much!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.