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Food Tour in Alba

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Food tour: the best way to see Alba

The food tour in Alba is the perfect way to discover the town like a foodie! Follow the local expert in an engaging and informative walking tour of the town center of Alba with five food tastings along the way that exceed your lunch needs. Come hungry and curious!

 

Hometown of the famous “Nutella” and known for the International White Truffle Fair, Alba deserves to be seen with a local expert. We teach you how to recognize real truffle condiments from artificially flavored ones and we provide a full understanding of the local culinary scene.

  • Five food tastings | No lunch needed
  • From truffle delicacies to hand-picked food purveyors
  • Small group tour up to only 12 guests, with a local expert!

What to eat in the food tour in Alba

The food tour in Alba begins with a deep presentation of the region and its ingredients 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 centre with a look to historical sites and some art, while talking about the local culinary scene.

 

High-end truffle jars in the food tour in Alba

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 egg pasta. For the bravest ones, the unparalleled beef tartare of Piedmont will be available for tasting 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.

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  • 75 € per adult (from 17 y.o.);
  • 40 € per child (from 6 to 16 y.o.) accompanied by minimum 2 adults;
  • free of charge for infants up to 5 y.o.

 

A minimum number of 4 participants is required in order to confirm the tour. You will be informed 24 hours before the tour if such number is not met and offered a full refund. If you are interested in a private tour with just 2 adults, an extra fee of 35€ per adult is required.

  • Tour guide up to three hours
  • Five food tastings, two glasses of wine and a small bottle of water per person
  • Any entrance fee, additional tastings and anything else not mentioned above in the “the rate includes” field
  • Alcohol is not served to anyone under the age of 18 y.o.

When: open group, on Saturday at 10am. Private tours from Tuesday to Saturday

Duration: 3 hours (10am-1pm)

Cancellation: full refund up to 24 hours before the tour

Participants: up to 12 guests

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)

Food allergies: much be communicated at time of booking

Physical activity: low

Meeting place: Piazza Garibaldi

In case of rain: the tour runs

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