Located in the hilly northwest corner of Italy, the Piedmont region is an absolute must-see for those looking to explore the more rustic side of this wonderful country. The entire area is full of picturesque villages and remote communities that are always looking to accommodate new visitors. The city of Turin is also located in Piedmont and is arguably one of the most important business and cultural centers in the northern part of the country.
If you’re interested in exploring the foothills of the Italian Alps, Piedmont won’t leave you disappointed. But what really sets this region apart is its unique local cuisine that blends Italian country food and medieval western European styles of cooking. Combine this with one of the best-tasting wine varieties, and you’ll quickly understand why Piedmont has developed a reputation for being a paradise for food enthusiasts.
Dishes are more often prepared using lard and butter, while olive oil is not as prominent. Still, it’s used to give the finishing touch and define the flavor profile of many specialties.
Speaking of finishing touches, Piedmont-style dishes are almost always topped by generous raw shavings of truffle. This alone gives the meal a musky flavor and hearty aroma unique to this region. We can also organize truffle hunting during your stay in Piedmont.