The vast territory surrounding Mondoví is called the Monregalese. Its green valleys and woodlands provide many of the ingredients that are essential to the local cuisine: wild boar, venison, hare, hazelnuts, chestnuts, porcini mushrooms and of course, white truffles.
The wine country between Alba and Mondoví is called the Langhe. Its beautiful rolling hills are covered with Nebbiolo and Dolcetto vines that are used in the production of three of Piemonte’s most important D.O.C.G. wines: Barolo, Barbaresco and Dogliani.
Cuneo’s pristine alpine valleys provide upland grazing for indigenous Langhe sheep and Piemontese cattle. The summer milk from these animals is essential to the production of many local artisanal cheeses such as Castelmagno and Raschera which are still made with the same methods used 700 years ago.
Thirteen valleys in the western half of Cuneo Province form part of Occitania, a vast linguistic and cultural territory that spans from Spain to Italy. The Occitan language and culture still thrive today in communities throughout these Occitan Valleys.