Food & Wine - Piedmont

Food & Wine

Piedmont

Piedmont is a region that offers incredible options for the food and wine lovers. Some examples are:

Wine tasting
Piedmont is one of the most important regions for wine production. More than 42 wines are produced on the “Wine Routes” between the areas of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero. On these roads you will encounter Medieval castles, farmhouses and little villages nestled against the hillside.
Langhe is the most famous area particularly known for Barolo and Barbaresco. Then we have Roero, Monferrato, Asti with its spumante. The options are really endless. Please contact us and let us know what wines you would like to learn more about. We will organize a visit or itinerary for you. Piedmont has no secrets for us!

Hot-air balloon flight & wine in the Langhe
Rise up gently from the ground and see Piedmont countryside from a different perspective! Enjoy a truly unique experience wafting in the breeze over the beautiful hills of the Langhe and Roero. Reach the village of Barolo, famous for its wine production, and visit the castle’s wine cellars

Cooking with a star-chef on Lake Maggiore
Learn how how to cook “Piemontese” with chef Silvio, awarded with the prestigious Michelin star. The cooking class has a theme. You can choose from: pasta and sauces, desserts, appetizers, fish or meat.  After lunch, we suggest an excursion on Lake Maggiore by private boat and a visit to the Borromee Islands. Sail around Isola Madre, have a tour of the Borromeo palace and formal gardens on Isola Bella and visit Isola Pescatori, the smallest and most characteristic of the three islands. Dinner in a picturesque restaurant on the island.

Private cooking classes are also available in the Langhe region and Turin.

Love Chocolate!
Turin is the chocolate capital of Piedmont and hosts some of the very best confectioneries in the country. Gianduiotti (a dark chocolate with toasted hazelnut cream, vanilla and sugar) is a symbol of the city. Pralines, hazelnut “kisses”, cuneesi with rum filling and tartufi – a chocolate that resembles the truffle mushroom – are also products of ancient chocolate tradition. You’ll learn this and more on a chocolate tour of the city!

Truffle hunting
Join your “Trifolao” (in Piedmont dialect means truffle picker) and his dog, for a real truffle search. The activity will start with a brief explanation of the local traditions, truffle varieties and characteristics followed by a guided tour to the natural truffles grounds. Here you’ll experience a real "truffle picking" along a scenic trail with rest areas. The trifolao’s house - with picking items, furniture, images and memories of the past – is the perfect place for the final truffle tasting paired with local wines.

The art of cheese seasoning
Visit an artisan cheese production and learn from # 1 Italian cheese affineur the secrets of cheese seasoning and how to pair cheeses with cold cuts and wine.   

Artisanal Beer
Piedmont has several boutique breweries that produce excellent beer. During a visit to one of the most important, you will learn about the ingredients, instruments and systems used for brewing draught beer.

 

 
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