The food tour in Alba begins with a deep presentation of the region and its ingredients which are strictly connected to the geographical position.
The Piedmont region of Italy proudly offers a unique cuisine which combines farmer’s traditions with an aristocratic touch. After a look to the open-air market (when available), partake on a tasting of the most representative cheese of the region. From raw milk cheese, to goat and sheep, the food tour in Alba takes you on a journey throughout Piedmont.
Stop in an old-fashioned bakery to learn stories about the crunchy breadsticks, aka “grissini“.
The food tour in Alba is a pleasant walk through the elegant town center with a look to historical sites and some art, while talking about the local culinary scene.
In a truffle shop run by a family of truffle hunters, we get familiar with truffle condiments, spreads and truffle oil learning how to recognize high quality jars from artificially flavored junk. A few bites of truffle salami and truffle cheese prepare our mouth for either a pasta course (tajarin) or a risotto served with freshly shaved black truffles and a glass of wine.
Our selection of tastings continues in the cozy store of a local producer of salami and cured meats such as the traditional boiled salami. Then, sit down to experience what an Italian trattoria is like. Enjoy a choice of traditional “antipasti” or local egg noodles called tajarin. For the bravest ones, the unparalleled beef tartare of Piedmont can be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
The food tour in Alba ends with a tasting of hazelnut and chocolate delicacies from a selected pastry shop with the best coffee in town. In summer, a gelato is everyone’s favorite.
Tastings order and recipes can change depending on availability. Food allergies and dietary restrictions must be communicated at time of booking.