The Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness:
a poor cheese on the riches' table
Milan – Lombardy
Where it takes place
In front of the Palazzo Pirola,
Piazza della Repubblica
from 3 to 4 hours
Legends, history and curiosities of the territory, gastronomic
products, especially cheese
According to the needs of cost and duration for adults, families,
individuals and groups up to 20 people
The Story to live together
Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the “Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.
Cristina, Experiential Tourism Operator
Hi, I’m Cristina, I’m a cultural guide of Gorgonzola. You will immerse yourself with me in the past. You will visit the town of Gorgonzola as it was two hundred years ago, the ancient Serbelloni’s manor where I will share stories, legends and gossip. You will learn how this cheese was born and why it has become so famous.
What we can do together
- Meeting with Cristina and recruitment of the participants
- Entertainment in the historical places of the Serbelloni family in
- Gourmet Gorgonzola lunch or dinner or aperitif with tastings of
various kinds of Gorgonzola with wine pairing
- Delivery of the participation certificate
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.