The new production plant is located 2km from Monticchiello, is surrounded by our fields and overlooks the Val d’Orcia with a splendid view of Pienza.
After a brief introduction on Ancient Grains we will begin the journey from the first phase of processing: sifting, the cleaning process of the cereals that is carried out before grinding. The visit continues through the storage area up to the mill with millstones, where you will assist in the grinding and discover the differences between the various types of flour. This leads us to the last phase of the cycle, in the pasta factory where we produce our bronze-drawn pasta from ancient grains and slowly dried at low temperatures.
To conclude the visit, all you have to do is taste! You can choose between two proposals: a tasting at the pasta factory or a lunch at our very short chain restaurant in the suggestive Spedaletto Castle, about 6 km from the pasta factory.
La Locanda del Mulino is the very short food supply chain restaurant of the Mulino Val d’Orcia. The dishes on our menu are all made with organic stone-ground ancient grain flours of our own production. The main dish? Naturally our pici! We are open only for lunch.
Monticchiello – Pienza
about 60 minutes
Tuesday – Thursday
Italian and English
INFO E PRENOTAZIONI: +39 0578 1965619
Before starting to eat in our inn you must know that the dishes on our menu are all made with organic flours of ancient stone-ground grains of our production. Before being master pasta makers and millers, we are farmers, and this is precisely what makes the difference, because we take care of the entire cereal production cycle, from fields to table. Our farm covers more than 100 hectares in the municipality of Pienza. We grow ancient grains which are ground in the stone mill right next to the restaurant. The artisan pasta is produced with semolina and flour always obtained inside the mill with an artisan pasta factory. If you decide to be our guest, we advise you to visit the mill and observe with your own eyes how the products you will taste are born.
Enjoy your meal!
Agriturismo Castello di Spedaletto da Laura
53026 Pienza (SI) Italy
Cell. +39 338 8636834
Cell. +39 335 6298297