Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the table of the rich

Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the table of the rich

Milan – Lombardy

Where it takes place

Gorgonzola, Milan

Meeting place

In front of the Palazzo Pirola,
Piazza della Repubblica

Travelling

on foot

Duration

from 3 to 4 hours

PASSIONS

Legends, history and curiosities of the territory, gastronomic
products, especially cheese

CUSTOMIZABLE

According to the needs of cost and duration for adults, families,
individuals and groups up to 20 people

The Story to live together

Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the “Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.

Cristina, Artès Operator

Hi, I’m Cristina, I’m a cultural guide of Gorgonzola. You will immerse yourself with me in the past. You will visit the town of Gorgonzola as it was two hundred years ago, the ancient Serbelloni’s manor where I will share stories, legends and gossip. You will learn how this cheese was born and why it has become so famous.

Lingua parlata ItalianoInglese

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What we can do together

  • Meeting with Cristina and recruitment of the participants
  • Entertainment in the historical places of the Serbelloni family in
    Gorgonzola
  • Gourmet Gorgonzola lunch or dinner or aperitif with tastings of
    various kinds of Gorgonzola with wine pairing
  • Delivery of the participation certificate

Map

Gallery

Please note

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.

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P00107EN