When Sandra Schmidig and her husband, Ulisse, left Switzerland to search for a warm place to produce organic food, they were told to look in the Val d'Orcia area of Tuscany. In this picturesque area they found a farmer ready to retire who had 200 acres to sell at a price they could afford. With his mentoring and their hard work, the farm grew from one chicken and one sheep into an amazing agricultural endeavor that includes a restaurant, olive groves, vineyards, many farm animals and fields of ancient grain. They produce honey, olive oil, wine, pasta, goat and sheep milk cheeses. They also offer cooking classes, truffle hunts and camping accommodations. The latest project is a cookbook soon available for sale on the website.
Podere il Casale: https://podereilcasale.com/en/
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