Piedmont Typical products



Typical Piedmont products


Piedmont cooking  is probably the richest and most varied cuisine of the entire peninsula. Its territory goes from the Alps to the Pianura Padana, and it is thanks to this particular morphology that we get a very large variety of ingredients.  This ample offer of “raw materials” is reflected in the regional cooking  and its appetizers: Crostini di tartufi (truffle toast), Stuffed Onions, Steak Tartare, Stuffed Peppers, Cold Cuts, Vitello Tonnato. As entrées:Risottoes, Tajarin, Agnolotti, Cannelloni. Then as main dishes: Brasato al Barolo, Bollito misto piemontese, Tripe, Veal Tongue. And lots of cheese: Castelmagno, Bra, Bettelmatt, Tome and Robiole. In many Piedmont dishes we find truffle, the finest one being the one from Alba. Also famous though are truffles from Monferrato and Asti. Lastly Piedmont is renown for it hazelnuts, especially found in sweets such as Baci di Dama, Hazelnut Cake, and Bread Cake.

PiemonteTypical Piedmont products and wine pairing

  • Baci di Dama di Tortona → Moscato d’Asti
  • Bra DOP → Dolcetto d’Alba
  • Brus → Barbaresco
  • Bue di Carrù → Barolo 
  • Caramelle Classiche Dure
  • Castagna Cuneo
  • Castelmagno DOP → Barolo/Barbaresco
  • Crudo di Cuneo DOP → Nebbiolo d’Alba
  • Fagiolo Cuneo
  • Fagiolo di Saluggia
  • Gianduiotto
  • Gorgonzola DOP → Erbaluce di Caluso
  • Grana Padano DOP → Oltrepò Pavese Rosso
  • Grissino Rubatà
  • Grissino Stirato
  • Marron Glacè
  • Marrone della Val di Susa
  • Mela Rossa Cuneo
  • Murazzano DOP → Gavi
  • Nocciola del Piemonte IGP
  • Ossolano DOP →  Verbania/Cusio/Ossola
  • Bettelmatt → Gattinara/Ghemme/Grignolino del Monferrato
  • Paglierina → Langhe Arneis
  • Peperone di Carmagnola
  • Raschera DOP → Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato Frizzante
  • Riso di Baraggia e Biellese e Vercellese
  • Robiola di Roccaverano DOP → Roero Arneis
  • Salame Cremona IGP → Lugana
  • Salame Cuneo → Langhe Favorita/Langhe Freisa vivace
  • Salame Piemonte → Piemonte Rosato
  • Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora DOP → Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto
  • Taleggio DOP → Grignolino del Monferrato
  • Tartufo Bianco → Langhe Chardonnay
  • Tinca Gobba Dorata del Pianalto di Poirino DOP → Roero Arneis
  • Toma di Elva → Nebbiolo d’Alba
  • Toma Piemontese DOP → Colli Tortonesi Cortese
  • Vermut
  • Vitelloni Piemontesi della coscia IGP Alessandria/Asti/Biella/Torino/Novara

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About Author

Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.