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TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2018, DISCOVERING PIEDMONT

NOVARA

 

THE LAND OF LEGENDARY BOCA WINE,

GORGONZOLA CHEESE, AND BLACK RICE

 

 SLOW FOOD PRESIDIUM –  BLOND ONION

PRODUCT CHIOCCIOLA SF – ARTEMIDE BLACK RICE

 

ITINERARY CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH  SLOW FOOD

 HISTORICAL NOVARA AND MEDIOEVAL BROLETTO

Leaving from Turin, meeting point at Salone del Gusto Piazza

 

Guided tour of the historical city center, you will climb the Dome of San Gaudenzio, the highest masonry dome of Europe

Visit the ancient medieval complex of Broletto.

 

 

Visit of the cookie factory Camporelli, facing the dome, a historical cafe bar where you will taste the homemade original recipe from Novara

 

BLACK RICE AND GORGONZOLA CHEESE

Transfer to the village of Casalbeltrame, considered by Slow Food as the capital of the black rice variety Artemide, a unique black indica variety cultivated only in this region, known worldwide and awarded the Slow Food snail.

 

Guided visit of a local farm producing black rice both the Venere and Artemide varieties

 

Visit of the interactive Rice Museum and of the 5 rural churches, incredible examples of local art and architecture, with the characteristic row line position from the smallest to the biggest one.

 

Lunch, tasting menu at the farm’s Bistrot, including risotto al gorgonzola made with the black rice and the delicious gorgonzola cheese typical of the Novara area.

BOCA WINE AND BLOND ONION PRESIDIO SLOW FOOD

Visit of a craft dairy famous for gorgonzola production, a DOP cheese of ancient origins and an excellence of the Novara region.

 

Guided Tour of the dairy, explanation of the art of producing gorgonzola and a final tasting,

 

Transfer to Boca village

Tour of a winery of the legendary BOCA wine and of the estate vineyards

 

Boca wine tasting into the vineyards

 

Dinner at local agritourism suggested by  Slow Food.

The tasting menu will include recipes based on the sweet and  gentle blond onion from Cureggio e Fontaneto, presidio Slow Food.

The friends from the  Condotta  Slow Food Colline Novaresi will take part to the dinner and they will explain the story of the blond ognon, its value for the culture of the territory and how it became a presidium.

 

Return to Turin in the evening

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