We invite you on a journey through the tastes of the Russian land that used to resound throughout the Russian Empire and beyond... You will taste Vyatka cucumbers and find out why no fertilizers are needed to grow them in Vyatka; admire the variety of Kostroma cheese and try cheese fondue and, finally, visit the vodka capital of Russia - Myshkin town, where you will drink (and the driver will buy home) the legendary Kosorovka.
Today you will taste Vyatka cucumbers, which were famous throughout the Russian Empire, visit the cheese museum and learn how to eat cheese so as to lose weight.
Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!
On the way to Kostroma and Yaroslavl we will see the Resurrection Cathedral, built in 1678. There are two temples on the territory of the Resurrection Cathedral: the upper one, it is also called "summer" (you can visit it only in summer) and the lower one "winter". Both temples contain unique fresco paintings (especially "summer" is famous), magnificent portals decorated with carvings, centuries-old icons and other relics (the temples managed to preserve almost all of their decoration - so this is a truly unique case).
The village Vyatskoe is called the cucumber capital of the Yaroslavl region, the taste of Vyatka cucumbers is known far beyond its borders. Cucumbers grow here in the open ground and without irrigation. Vyatka pickles were previously supplied to the imperial court, and were also exported abroad. There is a known case when Vyatka pickles were stored until 25 years, and at the same time did not lose their taste! An interactive excursion into the past awaits you in the museum: as if you were visiting Mistress Karpovna, she will treat you to pickles and tell you about the life of her and her village! The excursion must be ordered in advance by phone at [site](https://visityaroslavia.ru/places/muzej-vjatskogo-torgujushhego-krestjanina/).
Lunch at Café Pizzeria Merano. Here they serve delicious pizza, the staff is friendly and does everything for your comfortable rest.
Here cheese is treated almost like a sanctuary: you will be told the most extraordinary facts about cheese and cheese making and spent in the cheese dairy. And, of course, you'll be tasting all kinds of cheese! You can also have a whole lecture on cheese nutrition, which is not a topic that requires a cheese fondue on the table. Also in the museum there are tastings of their drinks "Spotokach". On it, a Kostroma kisser will tell stories about the Kostroma of the times of "wine monopoly and dry law" and give the best drinks to Russian snacks. Among the drinks are berry and honey, gooseberry, horseradish and, of course, stumbling... Be sure to enroll in the program by contacting [site](https://xn--80ajfjm1agm0f.com/programmy) in advance. Other programs are also possible, see [site](https://xn--80ajfjm1agm0f.com/programmy).
We'll have dinner in the Penatas - the best restaurant in Yaroslavl. The restaurant has an unusual approach to traditional dishes, as well as thoughtful and original serving. Make sure you book a table for the evening [in advance](http://penats-club.ru/).
Today will be a "drinking day": you will visit a brewery and find out how malt is selected for beer, and visit the museum of Russia's most famous vodka maker. Those who don't drive will be able to taste the legendary Kosorovka. The main thing is not to drink while driving! :)
The brewery in Yaroslavl started its work in 1974, its capacity is 6.3 million hectoliters of beer per year. At the brewery you will learn interesting facts about the history of brewing, see how the wort is brewed, where beer is fermented and filtered, and how it is poured. If desired, a product tasting can be included in the factory visit program. Be sure to make an appointment for the tour [in advance](http://yarpivo.ru/excursion/). Please note that only adult visitors can sign up for a factory tour.
We'll see the Rostov Kremlin on the way. Originally, the Kremlin was the residence of the Metropolitan of the Rostov Diocese and had no defense significance. Therefore, the Kremlin's defensive structures have some architectural simplifications that would have to be removed in case of military danger - wide entrance gates, the absence of solemn loopholes in the towers, the line of the upper battle in the towers continues with windows with casings and others. On the territory of the Kremlin there are the Dormition Cathedral, the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "Hodegetria", the Red and White Chambers, the Church of Gregory the Theologian and the Church of the Savior in the Seine. The Kremlin is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday and Saturday the territory of the museum is open to the public until 8 p.m., and every first Tuesday of the month there is a sanitary day at the expositions.
Before going back home, it's worth having refreshment in a local restaurant. The road is not close, but there will be one more interesting stop - take another road via Myshkin.
This is the museum of the creator of the famous "Smirnoff" vodka of old Russia and about its creator, Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov, dedicated to this genius of Russian entrepreneurship, a peasant who became a millionaire. The museum also hosts an exposition dedicated to P. Smirnov's great grandson, Boris A. Smirnov. You can also take part in the following programs in the museum: "Long live Myshkin Kosorolovka!" - a program with the legendary local liquor Kosorolovka, pickles and pancakes; "Samovar Stories" - a program with tea from a coal samovar with "priedoks" and chants of the hosts; "Master-class from the best pancake maker of Russia" - with pancakes mixing, treating and fun around the stove! Be careful - the museum works until 17 o'clock, but by prior order it is always ready to work longer and give you a tour. All programs are by pre-order ONLY! Be sure to email the contacts at [website](https://www.myshgorod.com/muzsmirnov.html).
Before dinner, take a walk around town to the eternal flame to whet your appetite.
A cozy little restaurant with Russian cuisine. They serve different kinds of nalewkas, soup in bread and ucha. Guests especially praise the fish dishes. It's better to book a table for the evening [in advance](https://cathouse76.ru/).