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

Meeting place:

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


9:30 am - 2:00 pm

How we move:

on foot


4h 30 m

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”


Whoever is passionate of legends and traditions, lovers of fresh and strong tasting cheese, who want to become a high level Chef for one day and later enjoy eating delicious food that he/she has just cooked at an Italian style table at lunchtime.


  • Entertaiment with sightseeing of historical places of Serbelloni family, in Gorgonzola
  • Sweet tasting of patisserie made with gorgonzola flavours
  • cooking class with the Chef of a renowned cooking school in Gorgonzola
  • Lunch and celebration of competitors
  • A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant
  • Photos and videos will be shared in the Artès social web platform


In year 1820 Marquise Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts some nobles from Milan, France and Austria in her country house in the Gorgonzola village. The Marquise wants to offer a rich banquet, showing the nobility that the typical cheese of Gorgonzola is great food for aristocratic tastes and not only for poor people! The chef of the Marquise needs help to prepare the magnificent banquet and Ginevra, the handmaiden of Serbelloni family, selects a special cooking staff .
Will you help Ginevra and the chef to cook the best prepared courses for that memorable event?
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? Finally, an expert Chef teaches you to cook special food with gorgonzola cheese. A complete menu, from starters to dessert.


Trailer Artès stories from Max Borsani - City by Subway on Vimeo.


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


Entertainment, food tasting, cooking class directed by a professional chef, all meal ingredients, equipment and facilities at lunchtime, certificate of attendance


Everything that is not clearly included