The historical Bitto Center and the Gerola Alta casèra

Visit and Tasting in aging cellars | about 2 hours

Midway, between the high and low valley, 1050 meters high, in the heart of Gerola Alta, we find the Historical Bitto Center where the best rounds age in the casèra up to 10 years. The historical cheese fom the Bitto Valleys is produced exclusively during summer pasture months. Officine Turistiche offers you the possibility of getting to know this cheese of thousand-year old origins by visiting the museum, the aging cellars stacked with rounds, participating to a vertical Bitto tasting and savoring a lunch based on local traditions.


1

Meeting point

  • Meeting Point at Centro del Bitto
2

Guided visit and tasting

Activities:
  • guided visit to the Bitto Museum and related history
  • guided visit to an aging casèra, cheese rounds from different years
  • guided vertical Bitto tasting, 3-year span
  • lunch based on local traditions: pizzoccheri* or polenta taragna* traditional Historical Bitto recipe + local cold cuts + bisciola valtellinese dessert + water + coffee + red Valtellina Nino Negri wine
    *please when booking mark your preference between pizzoccheri and polenta taragna
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End activity

End of Officine Turistiche service

Additional information

DestinationLombardy
DurationAbout 2 h.
DifficultyEasy
Groups | IndividualIndividual Min. 2 pax

The historical Bitto Center and the Gerola Alta Casèra

Visit and Tasting in aging cellars | about 2 hours


The Consorzio Salvaguardia Bitto Storico (a Historical Bitto preservation union) brings together 12 cheesemakers who continue the legacy: each union member is committed to maintaining a number of traditional mountain pasture practices and bringing summer production to the Gerola Alta Center. In the natural cellars of the Bitto Center, there takes place ripening and selection to ensure excellence. The union’s aim is to preserve the heritage of the land, techniques, knowledge and natural practices handed down through generations. Food is no longer mere pleasure; when produced with respect to land and tradition, it becomes agricultural action (C.Petrini)

What’s in the Tour:

Visits to ripening cellars + Vertical Bitto + Lunch based on local traditions + wine (visit lasts about 2 hours)

STARTING POINT/ARRIVALCentro del Bitto | Via Nazionale 31  Gerola Alta SO
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIESOn request
INCLUDED
Visits to ripening cellarsVertical Bitto
Lunch based on local traditions + wineInsurance
NON INCLUDED
City tax
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