Masters of Taste
Since 2002, the Chamber of commerce, its Chemical Laboratory and Slowfood promote the initiative of Maestri del Gusto (Masters of Taste), a label of quality, sustainability and authenticity now – at its 10th edition – featuring 209 masters that with their steadily-improving-products offer the finest Turinese food-and-wine experience.
D.O.C. wine producers
Well-known for its vineyards, the province of Turin offers a high quality selection of red and white wines: Torino DOC, a list of 146 DOC-wines selected by the Chamber of Commerce, is just a gift that keeps on giving and promoting the values of the local wine-and-food excellence since 2006.
Capital of taste
Turin, capital of taste? You bet! Well-known for its soft spot for good food and fine wines, its restaurants, historical cafés and rural trattoria represent the heaven of traditional local cuisine made of countless starters, agnolotti (meat-stuffed dough), cheese, zabaione – Marsala liquor-based dessert, and, of course, Piedmont’s king of chocolate, Gianduja, and typical “bicerin”. The claim of capital of taste is reinforced by annual gastronomic event like Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.
Turin and its surroundings offer a wide range of itineraries able to seize those in search of nature, art and good food: the Strade di Colori e Sapori winds through the Turin hills, whereas among the enological trails, there is the Strada reale dei vini torinesi , a-600 km-long trail between Canavese, the Turin hills, Pinerolo and Val Susa. Winegrowers in the area of Chiomonte (Val Susa) produce from frozen grapes the extraordinary “ice wines”. More itineraries have been designed to enjoy Turin’s hilly countryside or Pinerolo orchards.