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Podere Il Casale

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Ground zero for Pecorino di Pienza cheese

Spent a full morning at Podere il Casale in June 2018 doing the pizza making class and farm tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Altos, California
Memorable stop with kids

Took farm tour ending with meats and cheeses from farm. Kids (5,9,11) all had a great time. 9 year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Podere Casale 64, 53026, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we contacted Podere Il Casale and planned a day around visiting the farm while we were staying in Montepulciano, about 30 minutes from Pienza. I emailed about 2 weeks prior to our visit and inquired about the farm tours and dining...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a full morning at Podere il Casale in June 2018 doing the pizza making class and farm tour with Sandra (the owner). What a great bonding activity for my family. Now we know all about how the real Pecorino di Pienza cheese is made....More

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Dallas, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took farm tour ending with meats and cheeses from farm. Kids (5,9,11) all had a great time. 9 year old claimed “I now see why people look down their noses at fast food”. Beautiful, gorgeous scenery and delicious cheeses and meats. Very welcoming and kind...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My husband and I made our way here before visiting Pienza. Although we arrived in between restaurant serving hours, one of the female employees agreed to sell us some cheese (after generously offering to let us try several). We then wandered around to see the...More

Thank Brittney M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What an exception experience at Podere Il Casale! Our cooking class with Sandra and Nora was the highlight of our Tuscan holiday. Homemade bruschetta, farro salad, homemade pici, roast pork loin, cheese course and biscotti and fruit. With plenty of local wine! A great time...More

2  Thank TF B
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a farm-to-table restaurant we enjoyed while getting lost in the dirt roads near Montepulciano. The meat, vegetables, cheese and wine are local from the very farm that includes the restaurant. The dishes were creative and inspired by the local tradition. The wine (both...More

1  Thank alieno60878
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour and the cheese tasting afterwards. We learned a lot about pecorino cheese. When we signed up we didn’t know the price and we’re a little surprised that it cost €25 per person.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the other day with another couple. We were signed up for the cheese making experience. What an experience it was! At first we got a tour of the farm. We got to see the animals and the building where the cheese is made...More

2  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A fabulous experience all around; the setting, the views, the farm tour, the restaurant—an authentic Tuscan fantasy come to life. Go for lunch and sit outside, everything so fresh and delicious.

1  Thank msR594UQ
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Podere Il Casale is located on a beautiful hill with a view of Pienza. This is a real working farm with a restaurant, rooms, farm tours, truffle hunts and a great cheese tasting. After getting a tour of the farm and the cheese making facilities,...More

1  Thank Ken W
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Response from Christa D | Reviewed this property |
Here is there contact info... Via Podere il Casale 64 53026 Pienza (Siena) (+39) 0578 755 109 phone and fax (+39) 333 4250705 mobile There email is podereilcasale