In a country known across the world for its food and wine, one region stands out above all others. Nestled in the north-west of Italy, sharing a border with France and Switzerland, Piedmont is hallowed ground for anyone passionate about food. From the regional capital Turin to the towns and villages scattered all over the landscape, food and drink are an integral part of daily life in Piedmont. Home to a winemaking industry that was recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the region produces some of Italy’s top vintages, with Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes grown on verdant rolling hillsides throughout the region, all the way up to the slopes of the Alps, which encircle Piedmont. But, while wine is certainly one of the main attractions, there is one ingredient for which the region is even more famous.
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