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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... We were fortunate enough to have a tasting of unaged cheese, and cheese aged for 12, 24, 40 and 60 months. We both agreed 40 months was the best. After the parmigiano wheels are made, the remaining whey is then heated again and a small amount of vinegar is added. It is mixed and heated some more, until new curds form. These curds now become ricotta cheese. ("ricotta" means "re-cooked" in Italian). The remaining whey is then used to provide the rennet for the next day's ...
... year old sister Gabrielle and another person, Lucianna, we learned how to make the dough, roll it out, and shape tortellini, then we cut tagliatelle. Gabriella monitored all of our cutting and as Susan has said, none of us passed muster. We learned that making pasta is a labor of love. We made Bolognese sauce and then got to feast on it all with much wine.
Another day we drove to Modena and walked the ...
... and radicchio that was delicious. That was followed by the pasta course of ravioli. Half the ravioli were ricotta and herb filled, and half were filled with butternut squash. We continued with a radicchio salad and ended with a "chocolate salumi". Of course, there was plenty of Lambrusco flowing. So much for our "light lunch" We continued on to Fratelli Galloni, the premier prosciutto producer in Parma. We had a tour of the facility by Marina Galloni, ...
... nav has been a blessing but told us to turn right in middle of a tunnel as we approached Como so had to resort to old fashioned sign reading until sat nav had recovered herself! Gripped door handle hard during final stage of journey as dark and roads very twisty. Road kept going down to single track with no notice and Italians seem to drive like made men. Well done Stu! Lovely welcome at Grand Hotel Tremezzo and we needed the bottle of Prosecco they gave us! Will await the view ...
... Room was basic but clean and bed very comfy. Went to restaurant attached to hotel that we had booked for dinner at 7.45pm. Very Italian but luckily one lady could speak some English so we managed. Stu likes their local sparkling red wine so we may have a wine convert! Stu had steak and I tried a local chicken dish followed by tiramisu and a cream puff. Well ready for bed then and the factory tour ...