You will start your journey in Varenna, from where you will be driven down along the eastern shore of Lake Como. You will admire the lakefront of Lecco, a city well known for its industrial excellence and for its inhabitants being passionate for the surrounding mountains.
You will then reach the production site of Marco dOggiono, a family-owned business, was founded in 1945 in Oggiono (Lecco) and continues today with passion and wisdom to produce cured hams making a mild and good Prosciutto Crudo. Here you will be welcome with a tasting of their top quality sliced meats.
A nice half-hour drive will bring you up the mountains to discover the Valsassina valley, a mountain valley running along the eastern branch of our lake. Lake Como excels in dairy products. The Valsassina Valley on the Eastern side of the lake is a territory recognized by the European Union as a protected area. Many of the largest Italian cheese companies were born there thanks to the pastures and to its caves which provide a constant level of humidity and temperature in all seasons, suitable for the natural seasoning of the cheese.
Carozzi Cheese Company is a boutique dairy and cheese producer. It has been operating in the historic butter factory site in Pasturo since 1960 and has developed an internationally award winning range of hand-made dairy and goat milk cheeses that have become Italian classics.
Here you shall be able to visit their local production site, dedicated mostly to conservation and cold storage. Thereafter, a tasting of their cheeses and a dish of risotto or pasta accompanied by a glass of wine will be waiting for you.
After some relax time, you will be driven back to Varenna along a scenic mountain road, at the end of which Lake Como will appear to your eyes with a breathtaking view from above.