Tenuta Vannulo
Tenuta Vannulo
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James H
Seattle, WA201 contributions
If you are in the Cilento region of Italy, and you have any interest in mozzarella, you should go. There are many places that advertise mozzarella di bufala tasting, but this place is like a theme park of attractions. You witness the entire process, plus you visit with the water buffalo and watch them being milked, massaged, and if you time your visit in the morning you may hear them being serenaded with classical music! There is also a leather store here , restaurant (where you can enjoy a full sit down lunch) as well as a store to buy the cheese and a cafe where you can buy yogurt, ice cream, pastries all made with their mozzarella. You can sign up for a guide tour, with payment, which includes a tasting of the freshly made cheese. Or just walk around on you or own. We did the tour and glad we did.
Written October 22, 2021
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Beth P
23 contributions
Friends
We ate here after a morning at Paestum. This is where they make Buffalo cheese. It is quite an operation with gardens, livestock, a ice cream store, cheese store (where you watch them made the cheese) and a restaurant. The food was limited but good but the experience was great.
Written March 26, 2022
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GreatLife
Morrisville, PA180 contributions
Friends
Visited here before COVID with a group of friends and spent the day here. Watched them make mozzarella- which was heavenly and literally melted in my mouth. The pizza they made with it was divine. having lunch from ingredients from their organic farm was delicious. They gave us each a yogurt-for putting in the cold bag (bring one with you if you go) for breakfast the following day. After lunch we walked to their ice cream parlor where we had gelato from the milk of the Buffalo. Ben and Jerry’s doesn’t hold a candle to this organically made gelato! When the Buffalo are at the end of their life span their hides are made into the softest purses money can buy and the farm, being a non-profit has the top Italian designers (Prada, Fendi, etc) creating designs for the leather to be made into bags, wallets, belts, etc. the window overlooking the works room is so you can watch the items being made. We even brought home some soap made of the milk of the Buffalo. Beautifully packaged for giving as gifts. It makes such a Soft lather and each time I use it I think of TENUAT VANNULO & wishing Covid could go away so I can go once again! After you leave head to Paestum to see the Temples left thousands of years ago by Greeks who settled in the area.they are in perfect shape and a tour of the museum is not to be missed. An English speaking guide can be hired there and is worth it!
Written February 12, 2021
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
Friends
We toured the farm and amazing barns with their pampered water buffalo, then walked past bougainvillea-lined stone terraces and entered a private room set up for lunch. And what a lunch it was! We were served homemade breads, the freshest organic salad with the sweetest cherry tomatoes, dressed in light herbed oil and vinegar, (I consumed bowlfuls of the stuff!), and then came the fresh mozzarella. I can see why the Queen of England has Tenuta Vannulo’s melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella shipped weekly to her castle. The name ‘Mozzarella’ comes from the meaning 'cut by hand’ and these people really know what they are doing after 15 years production. We ate greedily from platefuls of various forms of mozzarella including a light ricotta also made on the farm. Our lunch ended with individual jars of the best tasting yogurt I ever ate. Well sated, we limped out of the dining hall only to be ushered over to the ice cream store. Well, loosen my pants I say! Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla, Berry, and plain were among the teasers on display in the frozen yogurt department, then there were similar flavors of gelato for sale including one of my favorite, Pistachio. I probably put on more pounds here than anywhere on this trip. But memorable pounds.
Written June 21, 2017
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monsavvy
hanoi4 contributions
Friends
Firstly this place is suitable for all ages.
Make sure you book a couple of days in advance. Especially in high season. We visited late April and were lucky to get on a tour with another family.
Also if you want to buy any of their cheese it too is advisable to order in advance as there is very limited supply on a daily basis. When you do the tour you will understand why.
The buffalo's are treated like royalty - for good reason and the results are in the quality of produce. The grounds, gardens and facilities are immaculately clean and well kept.
The viewing of the farm and buffalo's was approximately an hour long and our guide - Roasaria was informative & patient and answered the groups many questions. We were treated to the freshly made buffalo mozzarella at the end of the tour and it was .... yum. My husband is not a cheese fan in general but is now of buffalo cheese convert.
We also managed to get a table reservation for lunch with the assistance of our guide at the restaurant and this was our favourite part. Once again I would strongly recommend a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment ( we were extremely lucky this day as many were turned away they were that busy).
It was practically silver service. The staff, yet again, were attentive & informative with suggestions relating to the menu & wines when asked and were extremely polite. Portions were generous and the bill ..... we were very happy with.
Written April 25, 2017
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Mary B
Mechanicsville10 contributions
Couples
Wow! What an educational, enjoyable and beautiful farm. Loved hearing their philosophy on producing the best buffalo mozzarella cheese and seeing how they implement it. We joined an English speaking tour and saw the water buffalo in their lush accommodations, learned about their routines and why their cheese is so special, saw the cheese being made, TASTED the cheese (delicious!) and toured the owner's museum of old farm equipment and tools from the past. There is a cafe at which you can purchase gelato, yogurt and baked goods made from the buffalo milk. Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer everyone's questions. She even gave us a ride back to the train station after our tour.
Written November 19, 2016
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James B
Florida Keys, FL112 contributions
If you are anywhere near Capaccio/Paestum area, have 2-3 hours, love/adorn/live for fresh mozzarella cheese, can get there before 11:00 am and interested in truly amazing well run farm, then this is it. Call or email ahead of time to arrange or to join a tour. Andrea, our guide and representative, was terrific. If you want tours in English, which take about 60 minutes, she will more than likely be the one. Unless you know about Vannulo- as most people do from Naples south- one would likely drive right by it. Mistake!! You enter down a lonely lane wondering "where the hell am I going" and then suddenly ahead is a full parking lot. As you look around, people are standing in line with numbers in their hands waiting to buy either fresh buffalo mozzarella or numerous buffalo milk products- yogurt, ricotta, whipped cream, gelato. Get there early- by noon ish all the fresh mozzarella is sold out. Buffalo, likes cows, have to milked every day. Which means fresh mozzarella every day. You have to try it after the tour. Andrea was thoughtful and kind enough to get us some as soon as it was ready. It is difficult to compare it to any "fresh" we get here- it was vastly superior and easily understood why locals drive hours to get rationed purchases. We stopped at the yougertiera after and had heavenly gelato, brioche and cream and yogurt. But, we did not come all this way to eat gelato, we came for the freshest organic buffalo mozzarella on the planet. The sensation of biting into it, still slightly warm, sweet and creamy in the middle, was most memorable. It may be a bit of a hassle getting there but, if you love a well working farm and love a fresh, organic product, go to Tenuta Vannulo.
Written September 11, 2010
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reva60
Forest Grove, OR7 contributions
We were lucky to hook up with another group to get an English tour of this mozzarella di bufala cheese factory (casefico) near Paestum. The tour takes about 45 minutes and includes a tour of the barns where water buffalo are pampered within a high tech milking operation. You have to see it to believe it – comfy rubber mats, automatic “scratching stations”, and personalized, on-demand milking robots for each animal. We were able to watch the various cheeses being made and ended the visit with a taste of fresh mozzarella. We stopped in the shop to buy our own cheese and sampled the yogurt and awesome gelato on site. Be sure to book visit in advance or you won’t be able to get a tour of the barns. A visit to their website (www.vannulo.it) will be leaving you wanting for your own personal tour and taste. Contact info is on the website.
Written November 1, 2009
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joelob22
Portland, OR271 contributions
Friends
They have taken a farm and turned it into a disorganized, overrun spectacle with many profit motivated activities (like a leather factory and a cafe) which have little to do with mozzarella di bufalo. No information office anywhere to be found. Pushy tour guides everywhere.
Instead, go to a smaller more intimate family oriented operation nearby. There are other boutique mozarella di Bufala producers closer to Paestum which are less commercial.
Oh, by the way, We arrived at noon. The ticket queue machine in the hard to find fresh mozzarella shop was empty. The shop was over stuffed with people waiting to buy fresh mozzarella. When the tickets are gone it means that days production is already sold!
Written July 17, 2019
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Daniela d
Rome, Italy174 contributions
Family
Vannulo is a bio farm. All bufala are in an amazing enviroment. They get massage, listens Mozart music and they have a respectful way to be milked.
Mozzarella, ricotta, yogurt are so tasty.
The visit is amazing and Rosaria is great she explain everything with enthusiasm.
We had also a lunch in the restaurant and we bought sone products to bring at home.
Highly recommended
Written May 18, 2019
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