The San Magno hike and the king of cheeses

Visit with Tasting Menu | about 6 hours

A self drive hike here lets you discover an ancient transport route used throughout the centuries by mountain people and by San Magno followers. At the Terre di Castelmagno company you will get to know mountain Castelmagno and mountain pasture Castelmagno thanks to a guided tour and to a tasting menu. The path starts at Campomolino, 1150 meters high, and takes you to Borgata Chiappi, 1720 meters high. From here, you can also reach the San Magno Sanctuary, 1760 meters high.


h. 9.00 a.m.

  • Hike starts at Campomolino, close to the church: follow the signs Cammino di San Magno
    Lasts about 2 hours/ drop of about 600 meters
    For those who do not want to hike, the visit and tasting menu can be enjoyed by reaching Borgata Chiappi by car

h. 11.00 a.m.

Arrival, visit and tasting:
  • Visit the milking area, production, and refining in Castelmagno grotto
  • Menu: appetizer, vertical Castelmagno, Castelmagno gnocchi, second course, dessert, water, 1/2 liter of wine for two people, coffee, genepy
  • For those who wish it, a hike to the San Magno Sanctuary

About h. 03.00 p.m.

  • Hike back along the same route
  • Shuttle to Campomolino
  • End of Officine Turistiche service

Additional information

DurationAbout 6 h.
Groups | IndividualIndividual Min. 2 pax

The San Magno hike and the king of cheeses

Visit with Tasting Menu | about 6 hours

The origin of the name Castelmagno could come from the San Magno Sanctuary or from Charlemagne who was a great cheese lover. Apparently the production of Castelmagno started in year 1000, while it is certain that in 1277 a yearly tax was to be paid to the Marquis Saluzzo. In 1722 there was talk of Castelmagno rounds supplies to the local lord, as decreed by King Vittorio Amedeo II. Today the cheese on sale is often produced industrially, in valley dairies, yet there still are malgari who respect traditional production principles, passed on orally from father to son. Officine Turistiche lets you visit one of these artisanal companies, respectful of tradition to savor and support the original tastes, scents and aromas of this extraordinary dairy product.

What’s in the tour:

Self drive hike + Visit to milking area, production, and refining + Tasting menu (visit lasts about 6 hours)

STARTING POINT/ARRIVALTerre di Castelmagno | Via Comunale 11 S 12020 Castelmagno
Trekking  tour starting point : Campomolino
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES09:00 a.m. | about 6 h.
Self drive hikeVisit to milking area, production, and refining
Tasting menuInsurance
City tax