Immerse yourself in the Italian region that gave birth to the idea of “slow food”.
LANGHE WINE TOUR
Discover the spectacular Langhe area, home to a long history of vine-growing and wine-making traditions. Named after the local dialect word for “hills”, identifying the region for its lay of the land, you will be in awe while exploring the fairytale-like landscape, alternating gentle hills of vineyards and hazelnut trees with green valleys and cozy little towns. You will make a tour in a local winery and you will be able to taste renowned wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Dolcetto. Take a break for lunch in a local restaurant to further explore the culinary charms of the region and in the afternoon enjoy a second wine tasting for a complete experience of the typical productions of the area.
Search for truffles in the Piedmont countryside and discover the history and production of these prized culinary delicacies. Your Access Italy Truffle Hunter will take you on a walking truffle tour, where you’ll learn to scout this rare, edible mushroom with the help of a truffle-hunting dog. Piedmont is one of the most important regions in Italy for truffle production, and after the hunt, you will learn more about what many consider to be the most prized cooking ingredient in the world, “the diamonds of the kitchen” by some gourmet chefs. You will learn the best methods of cleaning, packing, storing and cooking the truffle mushroom before the day finishes with a tasting of fresh truffle-infused dishes.
COOKING SCHOOL LANGHE CHARM
Spend a day learning how to cook like a true Italian in the charming surroundings of the Langhe Region, home to some of the most appraised culinary specialties in Italy and to a long history of winegrowing and winemaking traditions. Named after the local dialect word for “hills”, identifying the region for its lay of the land, you will be in awe while exploring the fairytale-like landscape, alternating gentle hills of vineyards and hazelnut trees with green valleys and cozy little towns. Your Access Italy Chef will open the door to his kitchen to share with you the long lasting gastronomic traditions of the area and you will prepare classic northern Italian dishes, as you learn some of the tips and tricks that make Italian cuisine so delicious. Your cooking experience will end at the table, where you’ll enjoy your creations.