Hazelnuts, treasures of Tuscia
Enjoy a unique experience discovering the artisan chocolate and hazelnuts from Tuscia. Visit the farm with its processing workshop, a stone’s throw from Rome. Taste delicious hazelnut and chocolate products.
What you’ll do
- Visit the farm in Civita Castellana near Rome
- Discover the hazelnut and chocolate processing workshop
- Taste traditional Viterbo foods – a Monocultivar Caninese extra virgin olive oil, a blend extra virgin olive oil, a hazelnut oil, two hazelnut roasts with a glass of white wine, home-made spreads, light and dark gianduia chocolate
Price per person: € 25
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What to expect
Did you know that Viterbo holds the national record for hazelnut production?
You will visit the farm where every day I look after the vineyards, olive trees and hazelnut groves with passion. I will tell you some interesting facts about hazelnut cultivation. You will learn how hazelnuts are harvested in Tuscia and find out more about our hazelnut groves. You will learn that the most common variety in Tuscia is the Roman hazelnut, called the “Tonda Gentile Romana”.
We will show you the innovative artisan workshop dedicated to the processing of chocolate and hazelnuts that is located on the farm.
You will taste our products based on Tuscia hazelnuts and chocolate, extra virgin olive oil, wine, along with other foods available depending on the season.
Our spreads are characterised by their high hazelnut content, low sugar content and total absence of added oils. You will taste the spreads with dark chocolate and 60% hazelnuts, the spreads with 65% and 70% hazelnuts, the spread with dried raspberries and the spread with hulled hemp seeds.
|Where||Civita Castellana, Viterbo – 60 min from Rome|
|When||From Monday to Saturday – duration 1 hour|
|Start time||Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 25
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The Food Expert:
My passion is my land. I inherited it from my grandfather who in the early 1900s, in Civita Castellana in the Province of Viterbo, started a 40-hectare farm. In the 1980s after a study and training period in Piedmont, I decided to make changes to my family business by planting vines, olive trees and hazels. I produce hazelnut spreads, chocolate and two different extra virgin olive oils. For hazelnuts, Viterbo is an ideal place for a nature and taste trip!
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the hazelnut & chocolate experience can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
My passion is my land. I inherited it from my grandfather who in the early 1900s, in Civita Castellana in the Province of Viterbo, started a 40-hectare farm, partly arable and partly pasture land.
In the 1980s after a study and training period in Piedmont, I decided to make changes to my family business by planting vines, olive trees and hazels. The Province of Viterbo is in fact the main hazelnut productive area in Italy: the most widespread variety is the “Tonda Gentile Romana”.
Inside the farm, I have recently opened an innovative workshop where I produce three hazelnut spreads with a high percentage of hazelnuts, small amounts of sugar and no added oils. Our hazelnuts are a blend of “Nocciola Gentile Romana”, “Nocchione” and “Nocciola Rosa”.
I also produce chocolate and two different extra virgin olive oils: one from Canino olives, very delicate and balanced, the other from a blend of Leccino, Maurino and Frantoio olives, with a more intense and bitter taste.