The cheese bar in the forest
Meet our new concept of “cheese bar”: a small wooden kiosk immersed in the Mercadante forest, in the heart of the Murgia Park. What awaits you is a tasting journey into our range of cheeses, from fresh to mature, as well as blue cheeses while sipping local wines and enjoying other traditional Apulian delicacies. One day, my partner and I were walking through the forest with our daughter Chiara - who was having the time of her life running barefoot and getting dirty – when we saw an abandoned wooden kiosk. We instantly fell in love with it and decided to create a place for Chiara to unwind and rediscover the authentic taste of life. Baby Dicecca is now open to all of you. Here you won’t find any menu but you will find us, Vito and
Roberta, looking forward to taking you through a tasting discovery of our range of cheeses and other local products.
As if this unique tasting experience would not be life changing, it will take place in the symphony of the Mercadante forest: 1300 hectares of wilderness where you can relax while enjoying good food and great companionship.
When: 1 June to 10 September, lunch and dinner
Hours: from 12 am to 2.30 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Baby Dicecca, Foresta Mercadante, 70020, Cassano delle Murge (BA)
Telephone: 348 8795428
Cost: 60 euros per person (60 euros lunch/dinner; wines are included ); free for children under 10.
Reservation: required, with 20 euro deposit per table
Capacity: 40 seats outside. No indoor seating available.
Private events by reservation, max 30 people
Many thanks to Vito for the education and tasting experience of artesanal cheese.
The tour of the beautiful city of Altamura and the tasting bar in the woods were much appreciated!
Vito takes hand-made cheese to a new level with the “cheese tour” and tasting experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the overview of the cheese production process, followed by a night of cheese tasting in the woods between Altamura and Bari.
I look forward to another night of Dicecca Burrata, Caciocavallo, fresh figs, focaccia, Pugliese wine, fine olive oils, and ‘Pane di Altamura,’ and of course, live music… with a jubilant (and well-fed) international audience. Thanks again Vito!