For the fifth and last leg of the Gorgonzolatour we’ll be visiting Biella, Cuneo, Vercelli and the territory of Casale Monferrato.
We will take a tour of the small town centre of Biella, with its monuments and many beautiful villas and palaces from different historical periods, without forgetting to taste some typical local products including the paletta biellese, a SlowFood presidium, and of course the canestrelli.
We then move on to Cuneo, where about half of Piedmont’s milk is produced and most of it is processed into cheese, including Gorgonzola of course. Other products of this rich territory are the indigenous Piedmont cattle breed, Bra sausage, snails, porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and, finally, the White Truffle of Alba, a rare and precious ingredient on the menus of the most prestigious restaurants in Italy and around the world.
Vercelli is considered, together with Novara, to be the European capital of rice, and around its urban centre there are kilometres of paddies which, during the sowing and flooding periods, turn into a veritable “chequered sea”.
Finally, in Casale Monferrato, in addition to the town centre, we will take you to the small village of Coniolo, where it is said there is the most romantic view in the world with a special surprise for lovers.