CHEESE, JAMS AND HONEY TASTINGS IN A LOCAL MALGA
The name Asiago is tied to cow’s milk cheese, a delicacy produced in this area and classified as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). The origins of this cheese go back to the 10th Century. We will visit a typical farm, called malga, to get a good grasp of the cheese-making tradition.
A malga is a small structure originally conceived as a shelter for shepherds during summer months in the Alps. Malghe also generally comprise a barn for the flock and a laboratory for processing milk and producing yoghurt, cheese, and other milk derivatives.
In this typical place we will be offered a tasting of local cheese, jams and honey and we will have a typical lunch.
Malga Larici di Sotto: https://it-it.facebook.com/frigostoff/
THE HIKING TRIP
Asiago is a true jewel in a magnificent green valley, where different historical periods have left their mark on the landscape. It is the main centre of the largest Plateau in Italy (Altopiano di Asiago), which is a wide green plain in the heart of the Veneto mountains, reaching up to 2,350 metres above sea level. We will discover the area walking along fortalices, mule-tracks and trenches, scene of fierce battles during the First World War.
Starting from the Malga “Larici”, in the heart of Asiago mountains, we will start an easy but yet stimulating hiking trip along the paths leading to the mountains, accompanied by trained mountain guides.
Departing time: 2 pm
Length: Approximately 2 hours
Level of difficulty: easy hiking
ASIAGO GUIDE: http://www.guidealtopiano.com/it/