From Our Clients
We had such a wonderful time with you, Marzio, Paolo and Ercolano. This was certainly one of the best days of our trip to Italy. I so admire the relationships you have built with the people we met. This is what it is all about. How wonderful to be in a foreign place and be welcomed as we were. It was delightful to be able to participate in and learn from what they do. We will have happy memories of baking bread with Paolo for a long time to come. And Daniela fed us well—it was so nice to have a home cooked meal while travelling!
I am so happy to have found Heather before I took my first group to Lucca. Everyone who has been on one of her outings says it was the absolute best day of their week with me. She is so knowledgable and the perfect guide to the Garfagnana.
Thank you so much for having created such a memorable and unique travel experience. There were so many highlights in this tour, it's difficult to say which my favourite was. I feel I have seen sides of Tuscany which I would never have discovered if I was travelling by myself. Your local knowledge and connections to the community has made the whole experience much more authentic.
I can’t let this opportunity pass without thanking you for an amazing six days and telling you that you have a fantastic product in the salumi course. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and feel invigorated after it with an appetite for rolling up my sleeves and getting down to curing and ageing. I found the extension day extremely valuable as an addition to the main course. The norcini we visited were very knowledgeable, skilled and made salumi in a completely different manner to all the previous ones we visited. I would recommend that anyone with the time available cannot afford to miss the opportunity to do the extension.
We have really been looking forward to our ‘Day with Heather’ and it exceeded our expectations. Thanks for showing us some of the special artisans in this beautiful corner of the world and for helping us really ‘feel’ and experience the area.
Many thanks for a fantastic day! We never would have managed to find the Cascio sagra on our own nor experienced it so fully without you as our guide.
Beyond fabulous — from the earth — love it all — your passion is deep as is your knowledge — so happy to be part of your tour and to meet you.
Our day with you is just what we hoped for — one wonderful moment after another.
This was truly an unforgettable day — one that is etched in my memory and heart forever. It reminded me of my childhood with my grandparents on their dairy farm some 50 years ago.
It was so wonderful to meet you and — WOW, what a day. I can, with full confidence, guarantee my clients a fabulous and unique "Day with Heather!"
We knew spending the day with you would be fantastic BUT we were blown away with how amazing it turned out to be!! Thank you so much for sharing your passions with us and connecting us with the heart and soul of Italy — this wonder-full little pocket in the Garfagnana. See you again!!
Thank you for the bread making! I can’t wait to eat it, and for the lesson on the farro. I enjoyed listening to the stories, and looking at the scenery, thank you so much!
I have learnt more in four hours with Massimo Bacci than in the whole of the last four months back in the factory reading books and experimenting. It’s a brilliant experience.
Thank you for a wonderful day in the Garfagnana. We really appreciated your local knowledge and relaxed manner. It was lovely to spend time with Catia and her Mum learning the traditional way of making bread. Also to try Catia's produce including her excellent red wine. She is truly an inspiration. To top it off the scenery was spectacular and the villages so authentic and picturesque. We wish we could do it all over again.
You opened my eyes to the value of unadulterated food, especially salami! Thank you for introducing me to a dying art.
I found the course offered a fantastic insight into the otherwise hidden world of Italian artisan ‘charcuterie’. The opportunity to meet passionate and traditional craftsman at work was extremely useful and utterly mesmerising. It really highlighted the true differences between British and Continental butchery.
As an industry professional I appreciated the manner in which you conducted the course. You and Giancarlo hold a wealth of information from which I learned so much. The personal interaction and ability to talk with other experts was priceless. Pair this with the gorgeous Tuscan countryside as a backdrop, wonderful people and food around every corner and you have a gem of a trip! I would recommend this course to other industry professionals looking to get back to the artisanal way of doing things.
Pete’s photographic diary of the salumi course: https://www.icloud.com/journal/#02;CAEQARoQqxZho3s-Zu9bgrXVfjdo8A;1655B45A-9783-47E3-A434-A328BD59244A
Thank you to both you and Giancarlo for a fantastic course. I’ve been on a high ever since. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every bit of the experience, and while it was quite busy with not a lot of free time, I’m so grateful for that, as I learnt so much more and tasted such wonderful food. I would happily recommend the course to others, and can’t wait to get started making more salami now that the weather is cool. Thanks again Heather, for such a great experience, and your enthusiasm, which made the weekend all the more interesting and informative.
Amazing trip for us both. Much enjoyed every segment of our itinerary and our congenial group and coach driver! Food, our hosts, accommodation, your information and effective communication—all very good.
I want to thank you so much for the wonderful week we had with you. It was so much fun. I’m telling everyone about it.
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