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Surrounded by the Alps, Piedmont is a region in the North-West of Italy, characterized by breathtaking views and a food and wine tradition that the whole world admires. Shall we start this journey into Piedmontese flavors from Alto Piemonte, which is the northern area of Piedmont. We can admire Monte Rosa and the mountain pastures in which exceptional cheeses, such as Bettelmatt and Gorgonzola, have been produced for centuries.
Not to mention cold cuts, such as Mocetta, Salame Sottograsso d’la Duja or Mortadella Ossolana, which originated from the need to preserve meat during the winter and became a symbol of the Piedmontese gastronomic tradition and of the Ossola Valley. We can take a train and the view changes: we pass from the snow-capped Alps to the intense blue of Lake Maggiore and then to the rice fields in the province of Novara. Here rice is a tradition, and we can find not only the most famous variety, Carnaroli, but also indigenous types, such as Maratelli and Razza77 rice.
Then, we arrive in Basso Piemonte, the south of Piedmont, and the hills dotted with vineyards in the Langhe enchant us: this is the land of fine wines, such as Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco. Looking at our feet in the underbrush we find truffles, and among these the noblest and rare is the white Truffle of Alba.
Let’s move again, this time to the city, to Turin, where the Savoy family ruled for many years. Here, between royal palaces, in the laboratories of the Turin chocolatiers, the Tonda Gentile Trilobata IGP hazelnut is combined with Chocolate to create incredible pralines, such as Gianduiotti and Cremini, but also Nougat and Torroncini.
With these Piedmontese delights, we can feast from appetizers to desserts, accompanying the meal with excellent wines, artisanal beers, and special sparkling wine for the finish. A territory so diversified and rich in traditions, masterfully and respectfully exploited and valorized by its inhabitants, that could only give exceptional results.