Turin Food and Wine Tour

Tour Description.

Meet our local tour leader and start this journey in the gastronomic world of Piedmont.

Appreciate the historical shops and taste a range of traditional dishes while you will learn about curiosity and history.

Taste Gianduiotto, legend has it that the gianduiotto was born as a result of the continental blockade of 1806 imposed by Napoleon. In fact, cocoa was difficult to find at that time, as well as being particularly expensive.

It is, therefore, said that, in Piedmont, many chocolatiers began to produce chocolate by replacing part of the dough with hazelnuts, a typical and abundant product in the hills of the region.

Bicerin, which in Piedmont means “glass”, is the name of a typical non-alcoholic drink from Turin, which originates from another 18th-century drink called “bavareisa”, composed of coffee, chocolate and milk cream and served in a round, transparent glasses.

Vitel tonnè with a glass of wine, contrary to what one might think, is not originally from France but is very Italian: the term vitel tonnè comes from the Piedmontese dialect. The origins of this dish are shrouded in mystery, it is thought that initially referred to a meat dish topped with an anchovy sauce. Anchovies, coming from the nearby Liguria, were a product widely used by the people to flavor dishes because of the lower cost compared to salt, which in the Middle Ages, had prohibitive prices.

Cheeses occupy a very important part of the Piedmontese enogastronomic heritage because there are more than hundreds and many of them have acquired over the years the designation DOP and DOC.

Features

  • Taste five different dishes from our tradition
  • Glass of wine
  • Professional tour leader

EXCLUSION

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Gratuities

Program

Meeting point: Town Hall Square.

Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Cancellation

If the visitor cancels at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure, they will receive a 100% refund.

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