This tour explores the range of cuisine of the Piedmont from home cooks and restaurants.
We will visit the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and dine in restaurants that explore the cuisine of the region and the season.

Truffles - Wine - Food

The Alba white truffle is called the Magnum Pico and it only grows in very specific places and can sell for more than $2,500 a pound. Once the truffle comes out of the ground it has a life span of 5 days to a week. We know a couple of truffle hunters, but more importantly, we know the people who know the guys who don't bother selling in the market because, well, because they are truffle hunters. Restaurants are their key clients, and we know where to go for the best the season has to offer.
What to expect
Every day will include at least one field trip to a local food purveyor (cheese, chocolate, flour and polenta mill, risotto, salami, honey, etc.), market, or historic site.

In addition each day we will have a wine tasting or winery tour.

Depending on the season we may
learn how to evaluate truffles, explore the Slow Food wine bank, wander the Alba truffle market and go on a truffle hunt.

Nebbiolo is one of the few grapes that expresses the microclimate, or terroir where it is grown. This tour will take you and your palate through Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero as well as some of the lesser known, but no less interesting wines, Barbera, Grignolino, Dolcetto and Pelaverga.

We will tour wineries small and large in Barolo, Barbaresco and the Monferrato and Roero regions.
What is included*
-All lunches
-All dinners
and wine to accompany each
-All tastings and wine at dinner
-All field trips & visits
-Hotel accommodations (double occupancy - or single supplement will apply).
-Breakfast at your hotel

Transportation: We provide all ground transport during your stay. In addition we provide one van pick-up on day of arrival and departure at designated train station or airport, additional charges may apply for delayed, cancelled or missed flights/connections.

Discriminating and Adventurous travelers.

Pricing Truffle-Wine-Food Tour
per person per day

For the
Discriminating Traveler - 1,555 - 2,100 €uro
For the
Adventurous Traveler - 570 - 700 €uro
For the
Independent Traveler - 370 - 500 €uro

The prices quoted are per person per day.
October is Fiera del Tartufi.The festivals and celebrations of the season are an exciting, memorable and delicious time to visit.