Local incoming travel planner, Tasting Tours, will help you discover the best corners of the famous truffle zone of Alba and equally famous wine capital of Asti.
In between you will discover the culinary secrets of the gastronomic heart of Piemonte from Barolo to Barbaresco and further afield.
View the full day tour list offered by Tasting Tours in the right column on this page. On this page the full range of half day trips is highlighted.
Langhe Wine Tour #1
Visit 2 wineries in the Barolo or Barbaresco area of production + wine-tasting
Langhe Wine Tour #2
Visit 1 winery in the Barolo area of production + wine-tasting + sightseeing around (visit of Alba centre, Grinzane Cavour castle and other villages)
Wine & Cheese Tour
Visit of cheese refiner and cheese tasting in Bra + visit of Agenzia di Pollenzo and Bank of Wine (Slow Food centre).
Truffle hunt in the wood with truffle hunter and dogs + truffle sampling + some sightseeing.
Hazelnut & Wine Tour
Discover one of the jewels of Piedmontese food tradition ¡V the Tonda Gentile delle Langhe hazelnut.
- Visit a local farm specialised in wine-making and hazelnut growing and processing. You will see the harvesting machines, the buffing and drying plant, and be introduced to the harvest, drying and processing techniques. Final tasting of fresh and toasted hazelnuts and other sweets will follow.
- Visit a winery in the Barolo area of production + wine-tasting (as an alternative, visit to Grinzane Cavour castle).
White Truffle Special Tour
Tour available from October 1st to December 16th
Tour dedicated to the tuber magnatum pico, the white truffle from Alba often referred to as ¡§white diamond¡¨. The white truffle smells like earth, garlic, tree roots, and it is very famous for its aroma, taste and aphrodisiac qualities. In Alba, at this time, the white truffle is king. It commands the attention and money of locals and visitors, who hunger to buy or taste it.
- Truffle hunt in the wood with truffle hunter and dogs + truffle sampling.
- Visit Tartuflanghe laboratory. The company founders, Domenica and Beppe, began business in the world of the truffle in 1968, selling fresh truffles from Piedmont. They select and sell fresh truffles, produce high quality products based on truffles, which are all manufactured in the company¡¦s premises. Possibility of buying fresh truffles as well as their unique products like truffle-flavoured pasta, oil, butter, sauces, cheese with truffle flakes and even chocolates.
Visit to Cheese Farm
Tour dedicated to cheese lovers who like to get into touch with nature. Ideal for groups with children. According to departure point, we will select the most convenient cheese-producing area among:
ROCCAVERANO - famous for the production of a delicious DOP goat¡¦s milk cheese called Robiola (about 1 hour drive from Alba or Asti).
MURAZZANO - famous for the production of a delicious DOP sheep¡¦s milk cheese called Murazzano (about 1 hour drive from Alba or Asti). See the farms, the animals and taste some cheese.