La Robiola di Roccaverano
<< In the hills around Roccaverano – a small village located in Piedmont – a special cheese was born, the only one of its kind in the world. Its name is Robiola di Roccaverano PDO: it is our treasure, we produce and protect it with passion and enthusiasm!
It is a soft-ripened cheese made with 100% goat’s or goat’s and cow’s milk, handcrafted exclusively in the area around Roccaverano. >>
Cit. Consorzio della Robiola di Roccaverano
Thus begins the story of Robiola di Roccaverano, one of the excellences of our territory.
Every morning its presence on the table enriches the Mamma Maria’s breakfast
Ask us for info on visits and tasting
Alba White Truffle
<< The Alba White Truffle has a round shape, but it is also flat and irregular, with a pale yellow peridium or even ochre. Its inside, crossed by numerous and very ramified white veinings, shows different shades of colour: from milk to deep pink to brownish. Sizes are variable. It’s being hunted from late summer, throughout the autumn, until the beginning of winter. It’s a spontaneous fungus: at present, there are no cultivation techniques. >>
Cit. Fiera Internazionale Tartufo Bianco d’Alba
Just a few kilometres away, the woods on the hills around Alba are filled with Alba Whitw Truffle, the King of fungus
This is meticulous description of its unique features
Now it is for you take the chance to taste its heady scent and divine flavor
Ask us for info on restaurant in which you can taste it (from September to December) and on the way to reach the International Alba White Truffle Fair (from October to December)
Piemonte has always been a land of wine
There are: 30 grape variety and more, especially Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato Bianco; 17 DOCG (Designation of origin and guaranteed) and 51 DOC (Designation of origin)
We are lucky to be located at the intersection of three provinces of Asti, Cuneo e Alessandria, in which there are the most of DOC and DOCG.
Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbaresco
Just a few kilometres away, the hills around Alba are filled with vineyards of Nebbiolo, the great grape used to make Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco, one of the most famous wine in the world
Especially in the neighbouring Monferrato area, but also in the Alba area and other easily accessible areas, Barbera is produced, a robust red wine rich in personality, which boasts three DOCGs (Nizza, Barbera d’Asti and Barbera del Monferrato Superiore) and numerous DOC
Alta Langa DOCG is the classic method sparkling wine of Piedmont. It was the first classic method to be produced in Italy, as early as the mid-19th century, in the ‘Underground Cathedrals’ of nearby Canelli, now a Unesco World Heritage Site that can be visited by appointment (clik here to learn more)
Passito di Loazzolo
In Loazzolo, a small village just a few kilometres away, this particular raisin wine is produced from white Muscat grapes. By over-ripening or drying, a very fine sweet wine is obtained, which can be called Loazzolo after at least two years of ageing in the cellar. We recommend pairing it, as well as with cheeses, with the delicious hazelnut cake, prepared strictly with the ” tonda gentile trilobata ” nut of Cortemilia
In the thermal city and the surrounding area, Brachetto, a dark red grape with a high sugar content and strong aromatic charge, from which the wine of the same name is made, is cultivated. A dessert wine, in three versions (still, passito and spumante), which, when tasted, is lively and joyful as well as having, it is said, aphrodisiac properties