Other products

Mushrooms and Truffles

Something else this generous land spontaneously gives us are Mushrooms, in particular edible boletus, which grow more or less abundantly in the woods of various valleys in Cuneo from year to year and are a good opportunity to take good healthy walks.

Worth mentioning is the Tartufo Bianco d’Alba, known all over the world. A rare, precious, and sought-after ingredient on menus of the most important national and international restaurants.

Honey

The abundant flowering of characteristic cultures on the plains, hills and mountains, give life to a natural universally known bee product: honey. Fruit of the dedicated work of the many beekeepers throughout the region, Cuneo is one of the leading producers of honey, the numerous varieties of which are linked with the crops and altitude. Many different types of honey can be found on the market, such as: acacia, taraxacum, chestnut, mountain flower, lime and honeydew.

Pastas and Confectionery

In the scenario of local products, not to be left out are the confectionery products, which are perfect for celebrations and Cuneo is rich in such traditions. Processing of the regional products gives rise to important products: first and foremost, the Marron glacè, which derives from the candying of the whole, non-sieved sweet chestnut. Production began in the 16 th century , when, thanks to the American production, there was a greater availability of sugar. Among the hazel-nut cakes, there is the Torta di nocciole, a local cake of the Langhe following home traditions; Hazel-Nut Hard Nougat, made with a honey, sugar, glucose and a high quantity of hazelnuts of the Tonda Gentile type of the Langhe; Baci di Dama and Baci di Cherasco.

Another product is Paste di meliga, made with cornmeal and preferably taken from the old local varieties. This speciality is also named ” batiaie”, as it was traditionally offered during christening celebrations; some other extremely prestigious products can be found in the Monregalese area, object also of Slow Food protection. Other sweets are the heart-shaped Quaquare di Genola, made with wheat flour, vaguely similar to the shape of the maggiolini, called quaquare in dialect, traditionally produced in May and kept from one year to the next in special burnie (glass jars) which maintain their original fragrance. Among the other sweet products, we find Praline al rhum (rum pralines), and in particular the famous Cuneesi al rhum, even if almost every town produces its own; Bunet, a pudding made with eggs, macaroons, cocoa and rum; Mustaccioli, rhomboid-shaped sweets tasting of wine and spices; Panna cotta, a very stiff white pudding covered with caramel; Persi pien, peaches stuffed with macaroons and chocolate and oven-baked.

Among the pastas, the seat of honour belongs to the Agnolotti, fresh filled pasta, a traditional first-course dish typical of important festivities of the past. Then there are the Ravioli al plin, fresh stuffed pasta, smaller than Agnolotti, and the name comes from the word, “plin” in dialect (nip), since the pastry is nipped to enclose the filling which is usually of meat; Tabarin, an old recipe, fresh egg pasta, an old recipe, the shape of which is similar to the thin tagliatelle; Gnocchi and Ravioles, produced with wheat flour and mountain potatoes and usually cooked with local cheese (Raschera, Castelmagno).

Other products:

Baci di Cherasco

Baci di Cherasco

Name Baci di Cherasco Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product (PAT) Description Baci di Cherasco are crunchy chocolates, made from dark chocolate, hazel-nuts (of Tonda gentile delle Langhe variety) toasted and crushed together with cocoa butter. The raw ingredients ...
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Genepì

Name Genepì Occitan Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) / Typical food-farming product. Description The plant Genepì belongs botanically to the "Artemisia", which numbers over 200 species of this plant; Artemisia genipì and Artemisia mutellina are two of the ...
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Miele

Honey

Name Honey Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product (PAT). Description According to the international regulation issued by the Codex Alimentarius F.A.O/O.M.S. Commission in 1998, honey is defined as being the “edible product that domestic bees produce from the nectar ...
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Mustaccioli

Mustaccioli

Name Mustaccioli Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) / Typical food-farming product. Updated list of traditional Piedmontese food farming products. Description Mustaccioli are rhomboidal-shaped biscuits, of a pale violet colour, with a taste of wine and spices. For the ...
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Pane

Typical Bread Varieties

Name Typical Bread Varieties: Tupunin, Mica of Cuneo, Campagnola Buschese and Rubatà Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product (PAT). Description Bread which formed a dietary staple in past centuries is a typical and traditional foodstuff, and it also represents ...
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Paste di Meliga

Maize Biscuits

Name Maize Biscuits Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) / Typical food-farming product. Updated list of traditional Piedmontese Food Farming Products. Description Meliga pastries are typical biscuits of the Cuneo valleys. Each golden coloured biscuit weighs 10 - 12 ...
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Agnolotti

Fresh Pasta

Name Fresh Pasta Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product (PAT). Description Egg- based fresh pasta is a typical Piedmontese dish, which is usually enjoyed as a family meal on Sundays or holidays. It makes use of particular ingredients and ...
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Praline al Rhum

Rhum Chocolates

Name Rhum Chocolates Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product (PAT). Description They are often named after the place where they are produced, these chocolates feature a small portion of rum cream inside a meringue layer which is then coated ...
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Quaquare di Genola

Genola Quaquare

Name Genola Quaquare Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) - Typical Food Farming Product. Updated list of traditional Piedmontese food farming products. Description Quaquare are heart-shaped biscuits, a name in dialect meaning May bugs, beetles that once invaded the ...
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Tartufo Bianco d'Alba

White Truffel of Alba

Name White Truffel of Alba Seal of quality Prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale (PAT) / Typical Food Farming Product. Description The White truffels are non-cultivable underground mushrooms that grow in mycorrhizic symbiosis with specific arboreous trees such as: the English Oak (Quercus ...
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Torrone di nocciole

Hazelnut Hard Nougat

Name Hazelnut Hard Nougat Seal of quality Typical Food Farming Product. Description Torrone (nougat) is a sweet that is common throughout various regions of Italy, and was already known as early as Roman times. The distinguishing feature of the nougat ...
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