SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE - 10 guests maximum
Our group trips are small and intimate. With a maximum of 10 guests on tour, we can reach smaller towns and enjoy more personal experiences than is possible with larger groups.
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TOUR LEADER AND HOST: OLIVIA WINDSOR
Leading your food and wine adventure in Piedmont, your host Olivia is an Australian woman living in Piedmont, who has a huge love for the land of la dolce vita, cooking, food and wine. She has spent the last few years learning Italian (not to mention some Piemontese dialect!), immersing herself in the culture, and working on organic farms, wineries and agriturismi across Italy. Check out Olivia's adventures in Italy on her Instagram @livguine
TRUFFLE HUNT AND TASTING YOUR BOUNTY!
We go in search of white truffles with one of the legendary truffle hunters of Piedmont. Accompanied by specially trained dogs, we'll witness the routines and rituals essential to unearthing the rate delicacies intact. Of course, having built up an appetite and appreciation for this aromatic ingredient, we'll be tasting our finds too!
Italy's most beautiful towns
Piedmont's Le Langhe region is dotted with some of the most charming towns in all of Italy. Boasting sweeping views of vineyards, cobbled streets and Medieval charm, you're sure to fall in love with at least one of the beautiful hamlets we explore on tour.
Alba White Truffle Festival
Alba's annual White Truffle Festival attracts food lovers and buyers from all over the world, keen to taste the delicacy that Piedmont is best known for. We'll visit the festival, browse the stalls and taste truffle products. Will you be tempted to bring home a special truffled souvenir?
LOCAL FOOD AND WINE
Piedmont's classic wine Barolo is the inspiration and accompaniment to many local dishes, many of them featuring truffles! We'll discover the delights of the varied local cuisine including pasta dishes and desserts featuring two of the regions other well loved products - hazelnuts and chocolate! You'll have the opportunity to taste table with and discover how those humble drops evolved into the 'King of Italian' wines celebrated around the world.
PASTA COOKING CLASS
Each region in Italy is proud of their local pasta dishes and Piedmont is no exception. Here they make rich dough with eggs that pairs perfectly with lashings of shaved truffle. Making (and eating) pasta is one of life great pleasures and you'll learn how to make a delicious Piedmontese pasta dish with which you can later impress family and friends. Buonissimo!
TURIN: PIEDMONT"S ROYAL CAPITAL
Elegant royal Turin is home to several palaces and boasts an almost Parisian air. Proudly the capital of Piedmont, Turin is the best place to start your food and wine journey through the region. Here you can browse bustling produce markets, cheese shops bursting with local wheels and sit in historic cafes where you must try the city's favorite decadent chocolate beverage - Bicerin!
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