Private Olive Oil & Chocolate Tours in Tuscany

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Overview of Tuscany Olive Oil Tour

Extra-virgin Olive Oil is one of the essential elements of Mediterranean cuisine. It was a culinary gift from Ancient Greeks who brought olives to the Italian peninsula along with wine and bread. Ancient Romans then brought olives to the numerous countries and empires they conquered and demanded olive oil to pay the taxes. The Romans invented the concept of “olive oil therapy, “using it for beauty treatments for wealthy senators’ wives.

Back in their day, the Romans also had the first classification of the different types of olive oils, depending on if they came from pressed green olives, semi-mature olives, mature olives, fallen olives, or squashed olives. Even two thousand years ago, olive oil was being categorized according to quality. Today there are countless varieties of olives and oils, and it’s easy to get confused about which are better, how they are defined, and the best times to use each type. Extra-virgin olive oil, for example, is derived from the first press of olives with specific machines, through the cold pressing technique, at low temperatures and without the aid of water.

The resulting oil also depends on the olive varietals used by the producer. In Tuscany, the most common olives are Frantoio, Moraiolo, and Leccino. Each of them has different flavors and notes, from fruity to spicy, and are compatible with different dishes used to bring out the flavors of ingredients and preparations.

There is no better way to understand and enjoy the secrets of olive oil than by visiting an oil mill. We have designed this fascinating day tour for those of you interested in a unique day out in the countryside tasting premium olive oils, as well as Tuscany’s best Chocolate producer for a masterclass.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting
  • Artisan Chocolate Tasting
  • Private Mercedes Chauffeured Tour

Suggested Tailored Wine Tour Itinerary

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    Olives harvested by hand

    Sample Gourmet Olive Oil & Chocolate Tour Itinerary

    • None
    • Lunch wine wine
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

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Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

Cellar Tours

Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

Our team specializes in crafting bespoke, custom-designed vacations, events, and incentives tailored to your unique tastes and preferences. Travel is not just about seeing new places - it's about creating unforgettable memories and indulging in the finer things in life.

As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

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