Gastronomic tour in Pskov region and Smolensk region – Day 1: Family farms, cheese and Yakut delicacies

This day we will spend in the fresh air - visit two family farms, learn about the secrets of cheese production, try bread by an old Russian recipe and Yakut delicacies.
Gastronomic tour in Pskov region and Smolensk region

Trip duration: 6 days

Marina Voronchikhina

Ford Focus Estate

Kornevy Farm

The first stop of our gastronomic journey will be the family farm Kornevs in Istra district. The family has been engaged in agriculture, breeding animals and poultry for almost thirty years, and recently offers tours of the farm. On the farm you can feed goats and rabbits, go for a walk in the fresh air, try the old Russian recipe of bread - and all this for free. Another interesting option is a field safari, during which you learn the secrets of farm life. After the tour you will be invited to tea in a cozy lounge area. The cost of paid excursion - only 200 rubles. To get to the farm, you need in advance [call the hosts]( (the day and on arrival).


Delis / Bodegas

Lunch offered in a charming cafe "Lukovka" in Volokolamsk. There is no doubt that the place has "its own face": bizarre lampshades, paintings on the walls, colored chairs. The restaurant specializes in pizza - the choice will pleasantly surprise you. You can choose between classic or real Roman pizza. We advise you to pay attention to unusual options - for example, pizza with salmon and orange sauce, turkey and apples or pear and dor Blue cheese. In addition to pizza, the menu includes pasta, salads and desserts. Drink "occasional rosehip tea" or homemade compote.

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In the afternoon we'll have a look at another farm held by Natalia and Vadim Krestiny. The farm is located near the Joseph-Volotsk Monastery, which itself deserves attention. On this farm you will be told and shown the process of making elite sorts of cheese and, of course, you will be given a chance to taste them. About the excursion it is necessary to agree in advance. A 15-minute drive from the farm, in the village of Novoe, is the guest house "New Manor". The owners of the estate are from Yakutia, and they bring delicacies from their homeland. For example, here you can treat yourself to stroganin and mare's milk - sitting in yarang, hiding and paintings from horsehair.



I offer to have dinner in a bistro "Samovar" in Zubtsov town. It is the best place on the way, where you can quickly, deliciously and inexpensively snack on homemade dishes of Russian cuisine. The average check is 250-300 rubles.