The Gorgonzola & the Marquise: excursion into history, tasting and dinner

Help the chef of the Marquise Serbelloni and her maid Ginevra to prepare a magnificent banquet - with lots of Gorgonzola blue cheese specialties.

Guided by Marquise Serbelloni’s handmaid Ginevra, you’ll discover the little town of Gorgonzola and the origins of its famous blue cheese. A three-course dinner with wine tasting follows.

Info & Booking

Gorgonzola, Milan, is famous for its strong and delicious blue cheese. With this tour and cooking class, you’ll discover the history of the place, its people, and its cheese. You will then have a tasting of this delicious cheese, followed by a three-course dinner and wine tasting..


Perfect for: intrepid foodies and fans of food and cooking,  those who are curious about local tales, myths, and the history of a famous Italian cheese

Your guide: Ginevra, handmaiden of Marquise Serbelloni - played by Cristina, Cultural Guide for Gorgonzola town and Destination Promoter

Meeting place: In front of St.Protasius and Gervasius Church, Piazza della Chiesa, Gorgonzola - MILAN (LOMBARDY).

How to reach Gorgonzola: Gorgonzola is connected to the greater Milan subway network.

How we move: on foot (stairs included)

Times: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Duration: 4h 30m

Languages: English and Italian


Price includes:

  • Guided tour
  • Food tasting
  • Three-course dinner and wine tasting
  • Certificate of participation
  • Price does NOT include: anything not specifically mentioned above



> the tour includes stairs

> not suitable for the lactose intolerant

> reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance

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Cancellation Policy

Up to 30 days before the booked visit, 60% refund From 29 to 20 days before, 50% refund From 19 to 14 days before, 40% refund From 13 to 5 days before, 15% refund For cancellations less than 5 days before the booked visit and for no-shows, no refund will be granted.

The Gorgonzola & the Marquise: excursion into history, dinner and wine tasting

Let your guide Cristina (disguised as Ginevra, handmaiden of the Serbelloni family) transport you into the year 1820. Marquise Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, is hosting some nobles from Milan, France, and Austria at her country house in the Gorgonzola. The Marquise wants to offer a rich banquet, showing the nobility that the typical cheese of Gorgonzola is great food for aristocratic tastes and not only for poor people!

Will you help Ginevra and the chef prepare the meal for this memorable event?

You’ll visit Gorgonzola as it was about 200 years ago, learning about Serbelloni family tales and gossip. Discover the secret origins of the Gorgonzola cheese and how it luckily reached its yummy, smelly fame. Finally, your chef will cook special food with gorgonzola cheese - a complete menu, from starters to dessert.



  • Introduction and sightseeing of historical places of the Serbelloni family in Gorgonzola
  • Tasting of sweet pastry made with gorgonzola flavours
  • Dinner and wine tasting
  • Photos and videos may be shared on the social platforms available through the Artès organization


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