Discover the Typical Tuscan Cuisine

Here at the farm Podere La Marronaia we love the authentic cuisine of the Tuscan tradition. Our project of sustainable agriculture was created to safeguard the production and the original flavor of the basic ingredients of this cuisine, namely wine and extra virgin olive oil. We produce only Tuscan wines from local grape varieties, such as the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano, one of the most renowned white wines, and the Sangiovese.

At our Sosta alle Colonne building, we offer tastings focused on our wines, paired with food made by us or by trusted local producers: cheese and organic meats made with traditional methods, as well as vegetables, legumes, and fruits that are strictly seasonal, favoring the native varieties.

Organic charcuterie plate from Tuscany
Our organic charcuterie selection
Organic tomato bruschetta
Organic tomato bruschetta

Our tastings become a moment of genuine friendliness for farm guests or visitors who come to us for a gourmet break, and our Family Cooking Class is an opportunity to come into direct contact with a unique and ancient gastronomic culture, made of simple, easily available ingredients.

The typical cuisine from Val d’Elsa and Tuscany

On the table can not miss the Tuscan bread, which is different from that produced in other areas of Italy for the total absence of salt. Its flavor, in a first impact insipidus, is actually perfectly balanced with tasty dishes it accompanies. It is a rustic bread, made from durum wheat flour locally sourced, and remains soft for several days. The peasant culture has thought of the wise use of stale bread: it is used in soups or as an ingredient is roasted according to the croutons and tasty bruschetta, drizzled with extra virgin organic olive oil from our olive grove and garlic.
Vegetable soups and cereals, such as ribollita, black cabbage soup, bean soup and tomato soup and simple panzanella are fundamental dishes of the country table and the Mediterranean diet, balanced from a nutritional point of view and give his best enhanced by a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Even the pasta has a prime location in the traditional cuisine: pasta paires mainly with meat sauces. Pappardelle with wild boar or hare sauce and pici with meat sauce or with mushrooms and artichokes are first that you’ll absolutely enjoy during your stay.
A grilled meats
Grilled skewers
The Tuscan cuisine is the exaltation of the flesh and of locally sourced meats: take for example the Florentine steak, which is obtained from the beef sirloin Chianina. Very popular game, wild boar, pork in the local variety of the Cinta Senese. Cold cuts and sausages are seasonal dishes: ham, salami, buristo, finocchiona, tripe and lamprey are delicious regional specialties can be enjoyed in conjunction unmissable fresh or seasoned Tuscan pecorino. Pecorino can be tasted in combination with honey, jams, pears and walnuts.
The traditional Tuscan desserts choose basic doughs are seasoned with dried fruit, chestnuts, honey. During your stay you can pick and taste the various Amoun some Ricciarelli, nooks, gingerbread, chestnut cake can be enjoyed while sipping a glass of vin santo, sweet wine made with Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese.
Among the Tuscan wines a special place is reserved for the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a famous white that we produce with respect for tradition. Other famous wines are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, made principally of Sangiovese grapes.

A barbecue of organic meat
A barbecue of organic meat
Organic skewer meat and veggies
Traditional skewer of meat and vegetables

 

The Tuscan cuisine is the exaltation of the flesh and of locally sourced meats: take for example the Florentine steak, which is obtained from the beef sirloin Chianina. Very popular game, wild boar, pork in the local variety of the Cinta Senese. Cold cuts and sausages are seasonal dishes: ham, salami, buristo, finocchiona, tripe and lamprey are delicious regional specialties can be enjoyed in conjunction unmissable fresh or seasoned Tuscan pecorino. Pecorino can be tasted in combination with honey, jams, pears and walnuts.

The traditional Tuscan desserts choose basic doughs are seasoned with dried fruit, chestnuts, honey. During your stay you can pick and taste the various Amoun some Ricciarelli, nooks, gingerbread, chestnut cake can be enjoyed while sipping a glass of vin santo, sweet wine made with Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese.

Among the Tuscan wines a special place is reserved for the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a famous white that we produce with respect for tradition. Other famous wines are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, made principally of Sangiovese grapes.