The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese of the poor at a nobles’banquet (Milano Area)

Meeting place:

in front of St. Protasio and Gervasio Church,
Piazza della Chiesa, Gorgonzola


3.00 pm - 6.00 pm

How we move:

on foot



Artès Cristina

Cultural Guide for Gorgonzola town and Destination Promoter


We greatly welcome those who are curious about local tales, myths, and history of a famous Italian cheese, culinary enthusiasts who wish to "put a finger in the pie", or better said , “in the gorgonzola cheese”


Italians and foreigners passionate about legends and traditions,lovers of cooking and cheese, mainly the fresh and strong flavoured ones like gorgonzola.


  • Entertainment and sightseeing of historical places of Serbelloni family, in Gorgonzola
  • Tasting of various Gorgonzola specialities accompanied with wines from Northern Italy under the knowledgeable guidance of an expert from X4U “experience for you” Association
  • A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant
  • Photos and videos will be shared on the social Web platform of Artès


In about 1820 Marquise Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, orders to her governess Ginevra to invite to Gorgonzola the most famous food tasters from the most important European courts to taste the cheese bearing the name of the village where it was
created, and until that moment had remained hidden only on the tables of the poor, but it is so good that it is high time to promote it
to the table of the rich. 

Do not hesitate, accept the invitation of Ginevra! It will be an occasion to bring you to Lombardy, close to Milan and, who knows, the cheese could indeed be as tasty as the invitation claims.

Cristina, playing as Ginevra, jumps with you into the past. You visit Gorgonzola as it was about 200 years ago, sharing Serbelloni family tales and gossip. Here you discover the secret origins of the Gorgonzola cheese and how luckily it has reached its actual yummy smelly fame and…. guess what? You will have the possibility to do a special tasting of this squisite cheese, accompanied by local wines that for sure will no dissapoint you.




This itinerary includes doing stairs going up and down.
Not suitable for lactose intolerants.


The animation activity of the Artès operator, the visit to places linked to Serbelloni family in Gorgonzola, the guided tasting by an expert of X4U “Experience for you” Association, ingredients and necessary infrastructures for the Buffet on the base of Gorgonzola cheese, the giving of participation certificates.


Everything that is not clearly included