Luigi Guffanti

Luigi Guffanti, Arona: Hours, Address, Luigi Guffanti Reviews: 5/5

Luigi Guffanti
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Bill F
1 contribution
Best ever tour and lunch
Oct 2019
The tour was excellent and the lunch was even better. The experience was a once in a lifetime wonderful two hours. Fantastic cheeses, wines, bread, meats, and fresh fruit. I put the experience back on my bucket list in capital letters.
Written October 12, 2019
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Martin S
Oslo, Norway10 contributions
Worth the time and money!
Nov 2018
We originally booked a cheesetour for five but as plans did not work out we ended up being only three. This was not a problem and we did not hear a word about this.
Great tour of their cheese cave and loads of information along the way.

We ended with a nice variety of cheese for tasting and there was more cheese then we managed to eat even for a cheese lover like myself!

Fantastic and I would highly recommend this place.
Written December 14, 2018
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Motti S
7 contributions
Bad Attitude and service
Oct 2018 • Friends
We have walked all the way there from the lake side, hopping to see something from the cheese manufacturing or at least to taste something.
Three people that made a long way from Israel to Italy and now to Arona.
At first, it was hard even to get someone’s attention.
Then, we where told that there is not room left on the tours.
Then we asked about the possibility to BUY a tray of cheese samples.
The reaction we got was: impossible, cannot do it and in general we felt that they want to get rid of us.
We have actually felt offended.
Since I didn’t have chance to taste it, I don’t know about the cheese but the service and attitude were the worst we have encountered in Italy until now.
Written October 6, 2018
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mathewsmar
Woking, UK161 contributions
Fantastic tour!
Sep 2018 • Couples
Andrea was an excellent guide. The cheese factory was fascinating and very enjoyable. We learned a lot and finished the tour with a tasty selection plus wine and water. Very good value at 25€ each. Shop was very good too- lots to choose from. Highly recommended if you like cheese!
Written September 1, 2018
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Dirk t
10 contributions
Very informative, delicious cheese experience
Aug 2018 • Couples
We (4 cheese heads from the Netherlands) found these cheese experts on tripadvisor. This was the most informative tasting experience we ever had. Walter gave us the tour, he was an excellent tour guide with a lot of passion for cheese. Must do!
Written August 7, 2018
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389dan
Worcester, MA12 contributions
Fun and Unique Experience
Jun 2018 • Family
We had a wonderful and educational experience here. They are true geese purveyors, and we learned a lot about everything to do with cheese.

In addition, we had a lovely tasting with wine afterwards, and the shop itself sold us some wonderful cheese to take with us.
Written June 21, 2018
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Antonella O
San Francisco, CA65 contributions
True passion for excellent cheeses
Jun 2018 • Couples
We were introduced to Guffanti’s smoked aged ricotta d’Alpeggio during Bra Cheese. They invited us to visit their caves in Arona on Lago Maggiore and so that’s what we just did today. My charm was able to gain us a visit guided by Luigi himself. He is an unbelievable man with so much passion and knowledge in the field of cheese making and aging. They don’t make any of their cheeses on site but they go around Italy and select the best cheeses and bring them to the facility in Arona where they age and take care of them like delicate babies. We spent more than one hour in the caves naturally kept at 12C with 85% humidity. In order to keep the high humidity needed to promote and encourage the enzymes, they flood the floor using spring water where the caves sit on. He ages more than 200 types of cheeses including different pecorinos, caciocavallo Podolico, parmigiano and some wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano with 24 months of aging. He even showed us wheels of Comte’ he is aging. He personally selects a few producers in France. Then we had the chance to sit down and sample an amazing cheese board accompanied with a great bottle of wine and artisanal breads and grissini...if someone asks me to describe Heaven...this is exactly how I would describe it. Nothing more!😍🙄😛
Written June 1, 2018
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Ania L
Warsaw, Poland126 contributions
Must visit in Arona
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are in Arona, you must visit this place. We thought one hour was enough to get know the history of this place and cheese testing, but unfortunately we were told it is too late and we should be 2 hours earlier. Even though we didn't manage to get a tour, we asked in the store to advise us which cheese we should try. This cheeses has an amazing taste. You really have to come here to try cheese whis is made by the peopole who love what they doing
Written March 31, 2018
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NickvdM82
36 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2017 • Friends
Popped in at mid morning on a Saturday hoping we could get a tour. Ended up being a very interesting experience. Staff are passionate about their trade.

Well worth a visit and shop is fantastic for cheese lovers.
Written October 8, 2017
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands604 contributions
Top quality shop
Dec 2016 • Couples
The visit is very interesting and the shop is just perfect. All products are top quality. I usually make here my xmas gifts.
Everything is delicious
Written August 13, 2017
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Luigi Guffanti is open:
  • Mon - Wed 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 2:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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