Some local specialities and places to eat

a round of pecorino cheese by the cheesmakers fiorini of roccalbegna tuscany

Pecorino cheese

Southern Tuscany is famous for its sheep and the pecorino cheeses made from their milk. Roccalbegna has its own award winning cheese makers, Il Fiorini. The cheese factory is located opposite the cemetery, there's a shop too where you can try out the different cheeses they make, my favourite is the one shown in the picture, it's a pecorino version of parmesan and is irresistible! Their ricotta is really good too.

Local wines

In wine terms Roccalbegna is located in the Montecucco area, between the Morellino di Scansano and the Brunello di Montalcino areas. Villa Patrizia is to date Roccalbegna's sole winery and produces a great selection of organic delicious red, white and rose wines based largely on the san giovese grape. They also produce grappa aged in oak barrels, which is well worth trying too. 

the cellars at the villa patrizia winery at cana roccalbegna tuscany
one of roccalbegna's famous savoury biscuits

Roccalbegna's biscotto

Roccalbegna's savoury 'biscotto' has been recognised by Italy's prestigious Slow Food organisation as an authentic local produce to be protected. They are widely available in the village shops and local supermarkets and go well with the local cheese and wine!

Some recommended places to eat around Podere Sant’Angelo

La Grotta, Roccalbegna, 0564 989026 (10 mins) - a cosy trattoria/pizzeria with a good selection of local specialities.

La Pietra, Roccalbegna, 0564 080111 (10 mins) - recently renovated hotel restaurant, call to check when open and what's on offer.

Trattoria il Cacciatore, Santa Caterina, 347 956 3716 (15 mins) - a good selection of local specialities, all homemade.

Il Barilotto, Santa Fiora, 0564 977089 (20 mins) - reasonably priced trattoria in the old town with some interesting dishes that use the locally produced chestnut flour.

Da Noi, Cana, 0564 982199 (25 mins) - a great terrace with spectacular views, traditional local dishes with pizza option.