Posted by Meghan Small, Hartstone Inn General Manager
We took many day trips during our Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure in Tuscany. Il Casale, a small farm near Pienza was one of the first. Our hosts, Sandra and Ulysses Brandli’s farm produces ricotta, honey, pecorino, goat cheese, homemade bread, wine and olive oil. Il Casale practices only organic and free range farming practices. We watched a live demonstration on how pecorino cheese is made. We also had a tasting of their cheese, bread and olive oil on a beautiful patio overlooking the Tuscan hillside – complete with local wine of course! The farm had resident peacocks who casually strolled through the lawn as we ate. It was wonderful!