ALESSANDRIA - THE TORTONA HILLS AND MONTEBORE CHEESE | Tour Divini
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TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2018, DISCOVERING PIEDMONT

ALESSANDRIA

 

THE WILD HILLS OF TORTONA, TIMORASSO AND GAVI WINES, THE MONTEBORE RARE MEDIOEVAL CHEESE

 

PRESIDIO SLOW FOOD:  MONTEBORE CHEESE

ITINERARY CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH SLOW FOOD

THE TIMORASSO WINE

Leaving from Turin, meeting point at Salone del Gusto Piazza

 

Arrival in Monleale, small village symbol of the winemaker culture in the Tortona area

 

You will discover the Timorasso, an ancient vine almost lost, and today brought to a renowned success thanks to the passionate job of a group of courageous wine makers of the region

 

The marked mineral notes and its delicacy bring suddenly to mind the great Oltralpe wines taste, and to their long aging process.

 

Visit of a historical cellar of Timorasso and wine tasting

IL MONTEBORE

Transfer to the small village of Mongiardino, in the Tortona area

 

This territory is the solely dedicated to the production of the Montebore, rare and ancient cheese, today it is a Slow Food presidium

 

In 1489, the Count Botta of Tortona hosted a dinner that seemed to overcome every other in splendor and wealth, honoring of the wedding (celebrated in Naples) between Isabella d’Aragona and Gian Galeazzo Sforza, nephew of Ludovico il Moro. The Master of ceremonies was Leonardo da Vinci, a genius of art and science and also an attentive gastronome: Montébore was the only cheese presented to such a noble table. According to the latest studies on the subject the noble bride was “La Gioconda”, she posed for the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa.

 

Il Montébore is produced with 75% cow’s milk (coming from the Brune Alpine cows) and 25% of sheep’s milk.

Lunch at the farm specialized in the production of Montebore, with a guided tour to discover the production of this unique cheese.

 GAVI WINE

Visit the historic town of Gavi

 

Visit to a certified organic farm and winery of Gavi DOCG wine, overlooking the vineyards.

Guided tasting with aperitif.

 

Dinner in Gavi at a tavern reported Slow Food.

 

Return to Turin in the evening

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