Food & Wine: Piemonte

Seralunga - Piemonte Region Italy Touring

The Peimonte region is famous for its filling and immense variety of antipasti; across other regions in Italy, these dishes would often be considered a main course.However, similar to the bordering region of the Aosta Valley, meats, hearty dishes and filling Carnaroli rice are staples of the region and are often served alongside

a traditional fondue (fonduta) with metre long breadsticks (grissini).


Regional Dishes:

  • Fiori di zucca ripieni and Cavolo verza ripieno – fried squash blossoms, stuffed with Savoy cabbage


  • Vitello tonnato – Veal simmered in vegetable broth, thinly sliced and served cold with tuna flavoured mayonnaise and capers


  • Insalata di carne cruda – Raw minced beef or veal with a lemon juice, olive oil and garlic marinade and garnished with truffles when in season. Served with salad greens or cold wild mushroom, bean, asparagus or sweet and sour onion salad


  • Panissa – Risotto flavoured with Salam d’la Duja, red borlotti beans and pork rind cooked with frog, meat or vegetable sauce


  • Torta gianduia – hazelnut and chocolate torte made with ground nuts instead of flour


Regional Wines:

Asti Spumante


Cortese di Gavi

Terre Alfieri