Have you ever thought about organizing a long weekend to discover the Piedmontese gastronomic beauties? We are talking about the Via dei Asti cheeses, a new food and wine route that has inaugurated for a few months
This new path was created by a group of dairy producers in the Asti area, in collaboration with the ONAF of Asti.
The idea was born from the brilliant intuition of Davide Palazzetti, manager of the territory, who immediately believed in a project to discover this part of Piedmont, combining a gastronomic journey with local architectural beauties. A particular itinerary of visits, tastings and events able to attract tourists and gastronomic enthusiasts from all over Piedmont but not only.
Twenty producers involved in the project, seven cheeses and seven special places to visit. There Via dei Asti cheeses begins in Roccaverano, with the fabulous Robiola which recently celebrated 40 years of Dop, Robiola which is produced by 17 companies united in a consortium, mainly produced with raw goat's milk. From Roccaverano we move to nearby Cessole, for a very special sheep's toma, with a version enriched with saffron. In Loazzolo for the Blu di Loazzolo, a cow's milk blue cheese produced exclusively by the Castellero family. From Loazzolo to Moasca for the Cheese Wheel with a 10-month goat cheese.
In Monale, a little further north, with the Robiola di Monale and that of Capriglio, both of pure goat. The route ends in Cocconato, with the Coconà, soft cheese, with a typical round and flat shape.
The Via dei Asti cheeses is an initiative that aims to enhance the whole territory and that concerns not only what is related to food and wine, but also the beauty of the ancient villages, the countryside and the Unesco heritage hills.
For additional information and updates, the Facebook page La Via dei Formaggi Astigiani is available.