Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting
Italy has a worldwide reputation for olive oil, and Umbria is by far the most superior. Ask the Umbrian citizens whatsoever, he will argue that the Umbrian oil is the best in all of Italy! If you do not believe him, a visit to a local olive oil tasting.www.oliveoilagency.org .Here you can get the best tips on where, and take advantage of offers and courses in olive oil tasting at a professional and national level!
Would you like to participate in the olive picking and come along to the mill, Frattoio, to see how oil is extracted, then you must come down in early November. Picking is performed by adding a dense net beneath the tree, and then you only need to shake or pick down the olives. If it is on a slope you will have to rig up the net with supports. There are modern mechanized mills, and the old style with large boulders which crushes the olives into a paste. The olive paste is placed on straw mats stacked and pressed together by a threaded press. Green oil seeps through the sides and is collected. Virgin, beautiful and delicious!
Truffle, Tartufo, Umbria’s black and white gold, and is a local specialty that can be found at most restaurants in the area. For the true truffle lover “The International Truffle’s School”, which holds courses in both theory and practice how to find truffles. Of course the school offers even cooking classes focusing on truffles www.scuoladeltartufo.com. Prices and dates found on the excellent English language website. You can also send email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.