From The TV Show: Dario Cecchini in Tuscany

In the Tuscany episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits with arguably the most well-known butcher in Tuscany.

Colorful and opinionated – part showman, part philosopher – Dario Cecchini is perhaps the most famous butcher in all of Italy. He has transformed his hometown of Panzano into a mecca for meat, with visitors arriving from all over the world. The centerpiece of his meat empire is the butcher shop Antica Macelleria Cecchini where if you’re so inclined you can become a butcher for a day (three hour workshop with lunch is 280€ per person). Dine at one of Dario’s restaurants Solociccia, Dario DOC or Officina della Bistecca. For more information, visit:

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