Please join me for a personalised farm to table experience at the Nesta Brother's deli just a few steps away from the Vatican Museum & St. Peter's Square. Learn about Italy’s old-world food and wine culture while indulging in the farm families unpasteurized artisan cheeses made from the milk of their semi-wild cows and sheep. The Nestas have won awards for having the highest quality cheese in the Province of Rome. Your guided lunch or “happy hour” will include 4 different kinds of pasta filata (cheese that is made from stretching fresh curds in warm water), aged pecorino (sheep cheese) paired with chestnut honey, Porchetta (a roasted herb infused pork from a 2,000+ year old recipe), Prosciutto Crudo (ham aged for 1 year), Lonzino (baby back rib salami), a simple farmer's salami with hot chilli peppers, salami "Sausage" with wild fennel & Coppa di Testa (an excellent example of Roman cuisine.) Dessert will be award winning ricotta paired with 0-km fruit preserves; It sounds too simple (as I drool on my laptop) but it's better than gelato! These traditional and innovative recipes will be accompanied by Sangiovese and Trebbiano wine, made from ancient grapes indigenous to Central Italy & artisan bread made from grains that the Nesta's have grown themselves. Private groups can include additions to the menu & options for local beer or cola with 1 week advance booking; msg. me
Italy's small-scale farmer’s food scene has been my passion since 12 years ago when I started adventuring from one organic farmer's market to another filming, interviewing & writing about these special purpose driven artisans. I have partnered with Urban Adventures Ltd. to create Italy Agriturismo UA which connects travellers with small-scale organic producers for the ultimate foodie experience in the Italian countryside. I choose to support local small-scale farmers not only for the quality tastes but also to preserve biodiversity & sustainable farming methods. No Farmers, No Party! :)
All-Natural Lunch w/wine
The tasting experience will take place at a direct farmer to consumer point of sale owned by the Nesta Brothers. The Nesta's farm is 3rd-party certified by the Campagna Amica Foundation for meeting environmental and socially responsible guidelines that are recognised by the Italian Ministry, which is a certificate that is "better than organic"
Bring an appetite and water
If you have a baby the bathroom has a space that is adequate for changing diapers