When talking about Marsala, it’s impossible not to think about its wine and the extraordinary success it has achieved around the world since the 19th century. The low hills of Marsala, characterized by an endless plot of vineyards, are also dotted with small family farms, where other excellences of this territory are produced, such as olive oil and sheep cheese.
In the shadow of Mount Erice, with the Egadi Islands and the Stagnone salt pans in the background, farmers and shepherds have always lived in symbiosis, giving life to products of extraordinary quality while respecting the natural balance of this corner of Sicily. Men, territory, and gastronomic excellence will be the protagonists of our journey of flavors.
We will start our private food tour with a walk among the olive trees of Cerasuola, Nocellara, Biancolilla, the three cultivars making the PDO olive oil "Valli Trapanesi". The owners will then take us to discover their “green gold”, whose scents and flavors of this land will be appreciated during a professional tasting rich in family stories.
Leaving the olive trees behind, we will move to an enchanting place, a former Sicilian "tufa" quarry, where a visionary shepherd has created his dairy. Among calcarenite blocks, palms, and pomegranate trees, the expert hands of the cheesemakers turn the milk of the Belice sheep into ricotta and pecorino cheese with an infinite variety of aging, aromas, and textures. After learning about the transformation process, we will have lunch with the owners surrounded by the scent of their the family dishes and charmed by this unexpected rock oasis.