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"Melchiorre's notion that food to the cook is just like marble to Michelangelo: it is up to the artist
to bring out what is already there. What a concept for living life."
--E. Robinson, Salisbury, Maryland

"Melchiorre is a national treasure!"
K. Simon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Washington Post, 2003

After a day of wandering through Umbria's hilltowns and vineyards, shopping and visiting museums in Florence, or simply soaking up the Tuscan sun by the pool, coming back to "the villa" and a home-cooked meal is a welcome treat.

And that's where we come in!

Amore Sapore ("to love flavors") was founded in 1996 to introduce visitors to Tuscany and Umbria to the experience of enjoying the traditional foods of the region. Under the direction of Melchiorre Chessa, a Sardinian who has spent most of his life in Umbria, Amore Sapore brings the textures, flavors and colors of central Italy to the kitchen of your vacation home. We work closely with you to plan menus to please every palate, based on seasonal favorites, likes and dislikes, ages and allergies.  

In addition to catering, Amore Sapore offers demonstrations and welcomes participation in such varied local specialties as cheese and sausage making, baking bread in the stone bread oven, ravioli and gnocchi cookery, grilling, and cooking with local herbs found growing wild in the Italian countryside.

As much as possible, all the foods we use are locally produced or grown in our own gardens: organic vegetables, and meat from animals raised by farmers we know. We use only the foods that are in season, and we help you plan your menu around what is available while you are here.

To reserve a date please contact Italia Reservations.



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We also have information on cultural and recreational opportunities in the area:
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