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FOOD, WINE & CHEESE

chilometro-zeroporcini-porcini-al-mercato-250-x-188The list of exceptional local products from the Cuneese includes some of Piemonte’s most important wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Dogliani) and artisanal cheeses (Castelmagno, Raschera, Murazzano, Bra) as well as prized white truffles, chestnuts, hazelnuts and porcini mushrooms. It should come as no surprise that the Slow Food movement began in Cuneo Province and the list of local Slow Food Presidia and Ark of Taste heirloom products is one of the most extensive for any territory in Italy.

The concepts of Sustainability and Farm to Table are nothing new in the Cuneese. The hardships of centuries past have taught not to waste any food and to use every part of an animal. Today, knowing the local source of your food, wine and cheese is practically an obsession in these parts. In food markets you will often see a sign, “al chilometro zero” referring to products that are locally produced. With so much importance placed on the quality of local ingredients, it’s no wonder that cuisine of the Cuneese is often considered among the best in Piemonte.

Here are some suggestions for eno-gastronomic adventures in our area