Tuscany Typical products

Tuscany cooking is simple. It values it raw material ingredients by broiling and dressing with olive oil and rosemary. Cold cuts appetisers are plentiful, Finocchiona, Prosciutto di cinta senese, Lardo di Colonnata, Salame toscano. With your stale Tuscan bread, Panzanella and Crostini. As first course we recomend Ribollita, Pappa col pomodoro, Zuppa di farro (Spelt Soup), Zuppa di lenticchie (Lentil Soup), Pappardelle alla lepre (hare sauce pasta), Pici all’aglione, Caciucco from Livorno. In main dishes we find a lot of meat, beef, pork, chicken. We have Beef Stake Fiorentina, Polpettone di manzo, Spit Sausages, Maiale ubriaco, Stracotto, Stuffed chicken. Seafood dishes are: Fiorentina Eel, Stoccafisso alla livornese, Triglie alla livornese and Octopus. Cheese is primarily Pecorino, Pecorino di Pienza, Pecorino delle Crete Senesi, and Marzolino del Chianti. The simple style of Tuscan cooking characterises its desserts too: Panforte, Cantuccini, Brigidini and Ricciarelli.


Typical products of Tuscany

  • Agnello del Centro Italia IGP → Cerveteri Rosso
  • Agnello di Razza Massese → Cerveteri Rosso
  • Agnello di Zeri → Sangiovese di Romagna
  • Brigidino di Lamporecchio → Vin Santo di Carmignano
  • Buccellato di Lucca → Vin Santo Amabile delle Colline Lucchesi
  • Cantuccini Toscani → Vin Santo di Carmignano/Vin Santo del Chianti/Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
  • Castagna del Monte Amiata IGP
  • Chianti Classico DOP Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva
  • Cinta Senese → Chianti Classico
  • Fagiolo di Sorana IGP
  • Farina di Castagne della Lunigiana DOP
  • Farina di Neccio della Garfagnana DOP
  • Farro della Garfagnana IGP
  • Finocchiona IGP → Cortona Grechetto
  • Formaggio Caprino dell’Alto Mugello → Colli del Trasimeno Grechetto
  • Fungo di Borgotaro IGP
  • Lardo di Colonnata IGP → Colline Lucchesi Rosso
  • Lucca DOP Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva
  • Marocca di Casola
  • Marrone del Mugello IGP
  • Marrone di Caprese Michelangelo DOP
  • Marzolino di Lucardo → Colli di Luni Vermentino
  • Miele della Lunigiana
  • Mortadelle di Prato → Vin Ruspo Rosato di Carmignano
  • Pane Toscano
  • Panforte di Massa Marittima → San Gimignano Vin Santo Amabile
  • Panforte di Siena IGP → Val d’Arbia Vin Santo Dolce
  • Pecorino del Casentino → Montecucco Vermentino
  • Pecorino delle Balze Volterrane → Chianti Superiore delle Colline Pisane
  • Pecorino Romano DOP → Orvieto Classico Secco
  • Pecorino Toscano DOP → Orvieto Classico
  • Pici
  • Prosciutto del Casentino → Chianti giovane dei Colli Aretini
  • Prosciutto Toscano DOP → Cortona Grechetto
  • Raviggiolo di Latte Vaccino del Mugello → Valdichiana Bianco Vergine
  • Ricciarelli di Pomarance → Vin Santo toscano
  • Ricciarelli di Siena IGP → Val d’Arbia Vin Santo Dolce
  • Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora DOP → Bagnoli Bianco
  • Schiaccie Grossetane
  • Seggiano DOP Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva
  • Terre di Siena DOP Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva
  • Toscano IGP Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva
  • Trota Fario Appenninica del Casentino → Cortona Sauvignon
  • Vitellone Bianco dell’Appennino Centrale IGP → Rosso Conero
  • Zafferano di San Gimignano



Officine Turistiche activities  in Tuscany


Ancient tuscan traditions: Tenuta Corsignano with Officine Turistiche

Fattoria di Corsignano is a 22-hectare estate set in the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero area. The farm is eco-friendly. All its products are organic. The cooking class is interactive and it lasts 3 hours. Each participant will prepare the entire meal. A visit of the farm and of the wine cellars will follow. Then there will be either lunch or dinner. Each dish will be accompanied by a wine produced by the farm with an explanation on pairing practices. Crostino ubriaco (literally a drunken open face toast), squash risotto with pecorino cheese, guinea-hen with Vin Santo, and pear and chocolate tart are some of the dishes to be prepared, selected according to seasonal availability.

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Cooking class and lunch with local product
This is a great opportunity to get an insight about the delicacies of Tuscan cooking. After gathering fresh vegetables from the patch, we’ll learn the secrets about Tuscan dishes from our Chef. We’ll prepare handmade fresh pasta with flours ground in the farm’s windmill, a second course with a vegetable side order made with in-season organic vegetables , and lastly a dessert. At the end of class, participants will savor the prepared dishes paired with organic low-sulfite wines from the farm.

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A day at an organic farm discover farming 
The day starts with a guided visit of the estate’s vineyards, focussing on the characteristic of different types of vineyards. There will also be a visit to the windmill with an introduction on extra virgin olive oilproduction  methods. Then a wine tasting and traditional Tuscan dishes. The pottery lab will offer the chance to take a class on decorative art. As an alternative it is possible to ride on horseback through the vines. Dinner will be served at the restaurant “Mulino a Vento”

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About Author

Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.