Gourmet route around Moscow: snails, marshmallow, blue cheese and ostrich burger
Rest type: cognitive, entertaining, family
How to get from Moscow to Kolomna
The distance between Moscow and Kolomna along the highway is 115 kilometers. The path is not short, so we advise you to go on this trip by car. It will take 2-2.5 hours to reach the first point on our route along the Novoryazanskoe highway or in 1.5-2 hours along the M-4 through Domodedovo (toll road).
1 Farm "Ecoderevushka"
The Ekoderevushka farm has been breeding snails since 2014
Kolomna urban district, Parfentievo village
A visit to a snail farm - 200 rubles; master class on cooking grape snails - 3000 rubles (group of up to 10 people), 300 rubles per person (group of 10 people); master class on making cheese - 4000 rubles (group of up to 10 people), 400 rubles per person (group of 10 people)
Ecoderevushka is a small cozy farm where you can see crocodiles, get acquainted with the production processes, feel the life-giving power of the Russian bath, learn how to cook grape snails and cook cheese.
In the workshop, you will carve a snail yourself, make a herb and butter paste, fill the sink and bake it. After cooking, a tasting awaits you. You can also order snail and snail dishes from an extensive menu.
A master class on making homemade cheese includes a full stage - from heating milk to the final product. Experts will answer all your questions and tell you how to make real farm cheese at home. After cooking, there will be a tasting.
In addition, in "Ecoderevushka" you can order a farm lunch, which is prepared on the street: borscht and pilaf. An appointment to visit the farm is required.
It will take just 15-20 minutes to get to the next point on the route.
2 Museum "Kolomenskaya Pastila"
In Kolomna loose pastille there is nothing but the pulp of freshly baked local apples, egg whites, sugar, honey, berries or nuts
Kolomna, Posadskaya street, 13A
Adult ticket - 400 rubles (weekdays), 500 rubles (weekends). Children (from 3 to 16 years old) - 300 rubles (weekdays), 400 rubles (weekends). Children under 3 years old - free
The handmade delicacy from Kolomna is not at all like the one sold in stores. Delicate porous structure, sometimes consisting of several different layers, incomparable aroma of cinnamon, lingonberry and even rose, taste with a slight sourness ... It contains only apples of late Kolomna varieties, egg white, a little sugar, honey or berries as an additive. No colorants, thickeners or preservatives.
Girls-guides in crinoline dresses tell the guests about the technology of making delicacies in the Kolomenskaya Pastila Museum. In the second part of the excursion, guests are taken to a living room with reconstructed interiors of the 19th century, treated with tea and various types of marshmallows, which were loved by Russian sweet-tooth writers: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin and others. You can buy your favorite treats at your local store.
The third point of the route can be reached on foot - the Kalachnaya Museum is located just 450 meters from the Kolomenskaya Pastila.
3 Museum "Kalachnaya"
The process of baking rolls in this museum has been recreated in detail according to old manuals.
Kolomna, street Zaitseva, house 14
Theatrical excursion: adults - 400 rubles (weekdays), 500 rubles (weekends); children - 300 rubles (weekdays), 400 rubles (weekends)
The Kalachnaya Museum has revived the old city kalachnaya craft. During the excursion, legendary rolls will be prepared right in front of you - you will see the whole process from making dough to baking in a special oven.
And the menu of the museum bakery also includes papa and fresh food, mixed bread and pioneer bread, pretzels, bagels and a special roll - Friday. What is it and what is it all eaten with, the presenters of the theatrical performance will tell. Visiting the museum is possible only in the format of group excursions.
Where to rest and eat in Kolomna
After such a food tour, you are unlikely to remain hungry, but what if you still want something to eat at the end of this busy day? We will recommend several places where you can have a delicious dinner. And also - several comfortable hotels in Kolomna.
Grill-bar "Meat and coals"
The menu has soups, a variety of snacks, a good selection of pasta and risotto
Kolomna, street Gagarina, house 68
Average bill - 1400 rubles
Literary cafe "Lazhechnikov"
In this cafe you can taste the dishes mentioned in the famous works of the novelist, a native of Kolomna Ivan Lazhechnikov
Kolomna, street Lazhechnikova, house 13
Average check - 1000 rubles
Lounge Cafe Pastila
Lounge Cafe Pastila is a non-standard and stylish space with the atmosphere of a New York loft
Kolomna, October Revolution, 301
Average check - 1500 rubles
Hotel "Historical Mansion 1825"
The hotel is located in a 19th century mansion in the center of Kolomna
Kolomna, Bolshaya Zaprudnaya street, house 22
Standard double room - from 2600 rubles per night
The location of the hotel is more than successful - the Kremlin and all the main sights of the city are located nearby.
Kolomna, Sovetskaya, 2
Double room of the first category - from 3200 rubles
Yacht Club "40th Meridian"
The hotel is located in a picturesque place at the confluence of the Moskva River and the Oka
Kolomna, Beregovaya, 48
Double standard - from 4200 rubles
How to get from Kolomna to Serpukhov
The distance between Kolomna and Serpukhov along the highway is 106 kilometers. The road will take about two hours, so we advise you to leave as early as possible, because we have three more locations ahead.
Drive along Novoryazanskoe highway, then after the village of Novotroitskoe, turn left onto A-108 and continue straight. In the vicinity of the village of Rodionovka, turn right onto the Old Simferopol highway. Soon you will reach the village of Starye Kuzmenki.
4 Velemi Cheese Factory
Serpukhovichs and residents of Moscow and nearby cities of the Moscow region come here for delicious aromatic cheese.
Serpukhov, village Starye Kuzmenki, 115-A
Goat Camembert (100 gr.) - 220 rubles, Cow Camembert (250 gr.) - 450 rubles, Velemi aged cheese (200 gr.) - 460 rubles, Velemi spicy cheese (200 gr.) - 500 rubles, Cheese "Velemi hard" (200 gr.) - 460 rubles
Original cheeses with mold, cheeses with a spicy crust and aromatic pulp, hard and semi-hard varieties and cheeses under the Velemi trademark, goat's milk cheeses, as well as fresh cheeses such as: mozzarella, suluguni, Imeretian, halloumi - all this you can taste and buy at the Velemi cheese factory in Serpukhov. Every week new small batches of cheeses are put into storage, aging from 1 to 12 months. All products are made from natural ingredients without added preservatives.
By the way, this cheese dairy has won five awards at the Cheese. Feast. Peace ”, which took place in Istra at the end of August.
You don't have to go far to the next point on our route - it is located in the same village, just 400 meters from the cheese dairy.
5 Farm "Russian Ostrich"
On the farm, ostriches behave in much the same way as in the wild: they chase each other, make curtsies, spread their wings and lay eggs
Urban district Serpukhov, village Starye Kuzmenki
Excursion on a weekday - 500 rubles, Weekend on the farm - 600 rubles, individual excursion - 5000 rubles
The ostrich farm with giant birds and cute pets is the perfect place to relax any time of the year. Here you can visit the excursion, get acquainted with the inhabitants of the farm and feed them from the palm of your hand, and also buy organic products from ostrich meat and cook ostrich steak, ostrich kebabs or ostrich burger from it.
The farm is open to the public daily from 11:00 to 17:00. From Monday to Friday, excursion groups are formed at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. On weekends and holidays - at the beginning of each hour - from 11:00 to 17:00.
6 Bread Museum
In this museum you can learn about traditional Russian methods of making bread, see old household utensils and taste the serpets
Serpukhov, Kaluzhskaya street, 9
The ticket price is 200 rubles, the cost of an excursion for a group of up to 12 people is 1500 rubles
The core of the museum's exposition is a collection of antique tools and tools for processing and baking bread. Unique exhibits of old household utensils of different eras, bread models help guests to present not only the manufacturing technology, but also the culture of using the original Russian product.
A visit to the museum includes viewing the exposition, excursion and tea drinking. Guests are offered to try different types of pastries, including serpets - a delicious bagel, which has already become Serpukhov's gastronomic brand.