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Alba chocolate Tour and product tasting

Rated 4.72 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Castino, Italy

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Experience hosted by Massimo

90 mins
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

As soon as we arrive we we will start a pleasant walk in our hazel tree plantation, where we will explain all the phases of the work. From pruning, fertilization and lastly the most important phase: the hazelnut harvest.

We will then proceed in the farm where we will guide you from the first phase of cleaning, to the drying and storage.

We will pass then to the transformation experience: in our laboratory ,where all processing and transformation phases can be observed live! You will discover how we obtain the finished product.
Starting from the personal and manual selection, where the “bad” hazelnuts are eliminated.
Afterwards the roasting takes place! The hazelnut smell here is so intense you will love it

Once toasted we will select only the best for the vacuum packs.
The others we will use to make other processes such as the preparation of the grain and the hazelnut flour useful in pastry.
Another very important process is the preparation of the hazelnut paste, very useful for ice cream or for the preparation of hazelnut ice cream.
We will illustrate how to obtain the hazelnut cream made with only 3 ingredients (65% hazelnuts, sugar, lean cocoa powder)
And finally, how to make hazelnut oil with the cold pressing of toasted hazelnuts.
All accompanied by tastings of our products!! Don't miss it
As soon as we arrive we we will start a pleasant walk in our hazel tree plantation, where we will explain all the phases of the work. From pruning, fertilization and lastly the most important phase: the hazelnut harvest.

We will then proceed in the farm where we will guide you from the first phase of cleaning, to the drying and storage.

We will pass then to the transformation experience: in our laboratory ,where all process…

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What's included

  • Food
    toasted hazelnuts
    hazelnuts
    hazelnut grain
    hazelnut butter<b...
From ₹2,238
/ person
Thu, 29 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
₹2,238 per person
₹2,238 per person
Fri, 30 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
₹2,238 per person
₹2,238 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
₹2,238 per person
₹2,238 per person

Meet your host, Massimo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ciao from Massimo! Born and bread in Alba I love my region and my countryland and hazels! After my high school, I startedi to work in several offices but I never forgot my first love! In the meantime I studied everything about the hazel production and I after some years I start to take care the hazel tree plantation owned by my family.

Myy passion is my job and it's nice to see the transformation of this incredible fruit, from the harvest to the delicious product used in hazel creams to give that special taste everybody of us know so well!
I love to share my knowledge with new friends and I hope you will be one of themes soon! Can not wait to show you the hazelnut Productions in terms of fruit ready for the hazel and chocolate cream and the oil!
Ciao from Massimo! Born and bread in Alba I love my region and my countryland and hazels! After my high school, I startedi to work in several offices but I never forgot my first love! In the meantime I studied everything about the hazel production and I after some years I start to take care the hazel tree plantation owned by my family.

Myy passion is my job and it's nice to see the transformation of this incredible fruit, from the harvest to the delicious product used in hazel creams…
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Where you'll be

The "NoccioleNatura" farm was born from a family of peasant origin with a deep connection to the
its own territory "Le Langhe" and the tradition in hazelnut cultivation. We are located in Castino, 20 minutes by car from Alba.
We cultivate hazelnuts with passion, care and respect for the environment, offering the consumer products of
very high quality and above all of own production.
Our philosophy is to guarantee customers a superior raw material

Rated 4.72 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Daniela
October 2020Private booking
Massimo e Nicoletta ci hanno accolto nella loro casa-azienda con il sorriso e trasmettendoci la loro passione. È stata una visita molto interessante e abbiamo approfondito alcune curiosità che avevamo sul tema nocciole e sulla loro lavorazione. La comunicazione è stata molto facile e veloce, ed entrambi si sono dimostrati disponibili e alla mano. Consiglio se si vuole avere un’esperienza di nicchia con piccoli produttori locali.
Massimo e Nicoletta ci hanno accolto nella loro casa-azienda con il sorriso e trasmettendoci la loro passione. È stata una visita molto interessante e abbiamo approfondito alcune c…
Alice
August 2020
Bellisisma esperienza!!!! Massimo e sua moglie trasmettono in tutto e per tutto loro passione per questo lavoro, si riesce a percepire la vera importanza della materia prima che purtruppo al giorno d'oggi è sottovalutata. Prodotti ottimi! impossibile andarsene via senza le loro fantastiche nocciole! Consigliatissimo!
Bellisisma esperienza!!!! Massimo e sua moglie trasmettono in tutto e per tutto loro passione per questo lavoro, si riesce a percepire la vera importanza della materia prima che p…
Ana
August 2020
It was a nice experience. We managed to learn and discover something we didn’t know before. Massimo was very friendly and showed us the production part and his wife the hazelnut fields, giving interesting details. They are really passionated and hard working people, knowing what they do. We appreciated that they try to keep the good practices in natural production and healthy products tradition. The only thing I would suggest is to add some special experience, e.g. testing to be better organized, and may be to use more visuals when showing the process, to make all the visit more memorable. I think as well that it too expensive for what’s offering. A price around 15 euro would be more appropriate.
It was a nice experience. We managed to learn and discover something we didn’t know before. Massimo was very friendly and showed us the production part and his wife the hazelnut fi…
Fatime
July 2020
Siamo stati nel laboratorio di Massimo ed è stata un’esperienza incredibile. Ci hanno fatto vedere tutto: dal raccolto al prodotto finale. Si vede la passione che ci mettono, passione che riescono a trasmetterti. La qualità dei loro prodotti è molto alta e sono molto buoni. Grazie a questo tour riesci a capire tutto il lavoro che sta dietro alla loro produzione. Massimo e sua moglie sono persone molto cordiali e alla mano. Consiglio vivamente di venire da loro, esperienza unica
Siamo stati nel laboratorio di Massimo ed è stata un’esperienza incredibile. Ci hanno fatto vedere tutto: dal raccolto al prodotto finale. Si vede la passione che ci mettono, passi…
Francesco
February 2020
una bellissima esperienza con Massimo e sua moglie. ci si immerge in una realta' veramente familiare e si viene in contatto con passione e bonta'. consigliato
Rodolfo
December 2019
Famiglia disponibile e generosa. Con sani valori per la genuinità dei prodotti che producono e trasformano. Un esperienza di valore che ti fa scoprire ed apprezzare un azienda artigianale che grazie ad un territorio ď eccellenza coltiva e trasforma un prodotto di qualità. La nocciola che conoscevo non ha nulla a che fare con le prelibatezze che ho provato qui. Niente da aggiungere. Va provato!
Famiglia disponibile e generosa. Con sani valori per la genuinità dei prodotti che producono e trasformano. Un esperienza di valore che ti fa scoprire ed apprezzare un azienda arti…

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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.