ricotta cheese tourRicotta Cheese Experience

Private shore excursion to a dairy farm and Mussomeli

Half day tour from Porto Empedocle port of call

Full day tour from Palermo


Drive into the Sicanian Mountains, the heart of Sicily’s countryside, and experience the making of ricotta, a fresh cheese that has been produced in these hills and mountains for thousands of years

We will drive to an area between the medieval towns of Mussomeli and Cammarata where we will visit a dairy farm. There you will watch while ricotta is produced over the fire and experience the almost magical moment when milk becomes cheese. Afterwards you will have a chance to sample not only ricotta both in its pure state and sweetened in stuffed cannoli pastries, but also an array of different types of local cheeses. While in the area, we recommend a stop at Mussomeli to visit the 13th century medieval castle that has been recently restored.


Tour type: private shore trip from Porto Empedocle/ Palermo/ Catania ports of call.

Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.

Time duration: almost 4 hours from Porto Empedocle, 7 hours from Palermo or Catania

Driving time: from Porto Empedocle  20 minutes, from Catania and Palermo over two hours 

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote