Italian lunches tend to take quite a long time and tend to include a lot of different things. It is almost inevitable to start with some charcuteries, dried ham, sausages and cheese (but who would want to avoid that?!).
Yes, in Italy the cheese usually comes at the start of the meal and not towards the end, as it does in France.
As the main course there can be many different things. Here at the lunch at the Fattoria San Donato in San Gimignano, Tuscany, we have several different salads, grilled vegetables and much more. It is excellent and at the same time a typical rustic country-style Italian meal.
At the end there is a little desert and a glass of Vin Santo with the delicious cantuccini. Plus coffee and grappa of course. Two kinds.
There can also be various types of pasta, often a meat stew or a roast or other typical Tuscan food. But whatever it is you can be sure that it deliciously prepared with fresh vegetables and a few glasses of Tuscan wines to go with it.
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On the wine tour to Tuscany we are lunching at Fattoria San Donato, San Gimignano, Tuscany, on a magnificent Tuscan meal: charcuteries, cheeses, salads, succulent vegetables and much more. The delicious bread with olive oil and salt. Could you wish for more on a gourmet lunch? Good wine? We had that too!
After a long and Italian lunch at Fattoria San Donato, San Gimignano, Tuscany, with all sorts of local delicacies we finish with a glass of Vin Santo with one (or two, or three) cantuccini, the almond biscuit. And perhaps a coffee and grappa. Delicious lunch, excellent wines, on the wine tour between Florence and Siena.