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Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we contacted Podere Il Casale and planned a day around visiting the farm while we were staying in Montepulciano, about 30 minutes from Pienza. I emailed about 2 weeks prior to our visit and inquired about the farm tours and dining...More
Spent a full morning at Podere il Casale in June 2018 doing the pizza making class and farm tour with Sandra (the owner). What a great bonding activity for my family. Now we know all about how the real Pecorino di Pienza cheese is made....More
Took farm tour ending with meats and cheeses from farm. Kids (5,9,11) all had a great time. 9 year old claimed “I now see why people look down their noses at fast food”. Beautiful, gorgeous scenery and delicious cheeses and meats. Very welcoming and kind...More
My husband and I made our way here before visiting Pienza. Although we arrived in between restaurant serving hours, one of the female employees agreed to sell us some cheese (after generously offering to let us try several). We then wandered around to see the...More
What an exception experience at Podere Il Casale! Our cooking class with Sandra and Nora was the highlight of our Tuscan holiday. Homemade bruschetta, farro salad, homemade pici, roast pork loin, cheese course and biscotti and fruit.
With plenty of local wine!
A great time...More
This is a farm-to-table restaurant we enjoyed while getting lost in the dirt roads near Montepulciano.
The meat, vegetables, cheese and wine are local from the very farm that includes the restaurant.
The dishes were creative and inspired by the local tradition. The wine (both...More
We visited the other day with another couple. We were signed up for the cheese making experience.
What an experience it was!
At first we got a tour of the farm. We got to see the animals and the building where the cheese is made...More
Podere Il Casale is located on a beautiful hill with a view of Pienza. This is a real working farm with a restaurant, rooms, farm tours, truffle hunts and a great cheese tasting. After getting a tour of the farm and the cheese making facilities,...More