Fattoria Lischeto - Volterra (PI)
Fattoria Lischeto was founded by Giovanni Cannas in the mid 80s, with the idea to blend farming with art and culture, tourism with nature and history.
In 1990 Giovanni started also with the cheese-making, transforming only the organic milk of his own sheeps, lived in his land. Recently his sister Rosita joined him in the management of the whole farm.
According to Giovanni's dream, Lischeto is not just a farm, it is a magic place where culture, love for art and for nature, passion for history and for tradition are blended together. The 800 sheeps can graze freely in the 240 hectares of the farm, where forage is produced and where you can also find here and there some artworks, thanks to Giovanni love for art. The milk is then transformed by Ruggero, the dairyman.
The farm is managed in the total respect of nature, men and animals, with a whole organic cycle of production, from seeding to harvest, from breeding to cheese-making. In the production, that is completely handcrafted, the purpose is to maintain and develop the tradition of the typical flavors of Tuscan farming.
"We only use the milk of our own sheep" Giovanni told us, "respecting the natural cycle of sheeps". This is why some of their cheeses are not always available.