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Cugisi Cheese Farm
Via della Boccia 8, Montepulciano
Tuscany is as renowned for its wine as it is for its Pecorino, and perhaps no cheese farm does it better than Cugusi. You can tour the dairy, meet the sheep, or cut to the chase and just stock up from the store. Whatever you buy, you’ll wish you bought more. “This famed cheesemaker also offers a picnic-basket service with products from its farm,” says Voigtmann. “It’s the perfect way to enjoy a picnic overlooking Montepulciano.”
Puscina Flowers
Podere Puscina 65, Montepulciano
It’s not something you would expect to find in Tuscany and you certainly wouldn’t stumble upon it unless you knew it was there, but once you visit Puscina, you’ll start to plot your return. This flower farm was started by two sisters with impeccable taste—and is now one of the best open secrets in the valley. “Take a guided nature walk to a secret pond and learn about wildflower cultivation from these innovative sisters who have transformed their family farm into a sustainable flower-producing business,” suggests Voigtmann.