#ALBA: PARADISE FOR TRUFFLE (AND WINE) LOVERS


A glass of wine and a dish of Tajarin with white truffle can change your day… so you can’t wait!! Organize yourself and planning a little escape in Alba, the capital of Le Langhe. [InLanghe.it  and TuLangheRoero can help you!!]

A Romanesque cathedral located in the Piazza del Risorgimento, better known as Piazza Duomo. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba_Cathedral

A Romanesque cathedral located in Piazza del Risorgimento, better known as Piazza Duomo. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba_Cathedral

Towers of Piazza del Risorgimento.Some towers of 14th-15th centuries: Alba; like my city - Pavia -,was once known as the "City with hundred towers".

Towers of Piazza del Risorgimento.
Some towers of 14th-15th centuries. Alba, like my city Pavia, was once known as the “City with hundred towers”.

October is the best period for buy truffles.

Along the main streets of Alba there are different shops. I and Maurizio recommend Polleria Ratti Elio, a small family-run shop, for three reasons:
1. Truffles have precise indication of the origin

Tartufo Bianco di Alba - Polleria Elio Ratti

Tartufo Bianco di Alba – Polleria Elio Ratti

2. Prices are clearly displayed

Elio Ratti Shop

Elio Ratti Shop

3. There is also a wide range of local cheeses! Here you can find Castelmangno d’Alpeggio, a Slow Food Presidia great with the honey, Gorgonzola Naturale (blued cow’s milk cheese), and much more🙂
At Polleria we bought the Tajarin (Elio Ratti is also artisan pasta maker), one white truffle, one black truffle and Castelmagno di Alpeggio. So just arrived home we parked us in the kitchen.

Do Tajarin with truffle is really simple. Warms the butter in the pan and boil the pasta. When the pasta is cooked, drain it! Add the melted butter and the grated truffle!

Crstina and Maurizio's Tajarin with white truffle

Crstina and Maurizio’s Tajarin with white truffle

Delicious!! Perfect with Barbaresco or Dolcetto 😉

Have you ever been in the Langhe?

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