Excursion to the shepherds

Discover millenia-old traditions, taste authentic cheese

Traditional Sicilian shepherds still make cheese the way their ancestors did (the process they use was already described in Homer’s Odyssey in the 8th century B.C.!). They live at the pace of nature, seasons and animal life.

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This excursion includes a short hike, an encounter with a shepherd during the cheese making process, cheese tasting of course and warm ricotta served directly from the pot.
It is definitely a special gastronomic experience and a great opportunity to spend some time with locals.

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Ideal for:
- those looking for something off the beaten track
- those interested in local traditions and gastronomy
- those who would like to meet Sicilians and share a bit of their everyday life

Difficulty level:

About 3 hours

What to bring:
Sport shoes, clothes suitable to the weather conditions

Departure from Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9:30 am.
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.

Note: The above description specifically applies to months from November to the end of June. For excursions from July to October, please contact us.

Price (April-June)

1 person: 50 €
2 people: 30 € / person
3 people: 25 € / person
4 people: 22 € / person
For bigger groups, please contact us
Children: free until 14 years old

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The price includes: the naturalist guide (English, Italian, French, Spanish), the cheese and ricotta tasting
Not included: transfer until the departure point of the trail

The excursion could be cancelled in case of bad weather conditions.