Douja d'or: typical Vco products will be protagonist in Asti

The Verbano Cusio Ossola Chamber of Commerce once again accepted the invitation by the Asti Chamber to take part in the 43rd National Selected Wine Show Douja d'Or. This highly prestigious event sees the streets and buildings of Asti Old Town Centre filled with scents and flavours in a party that involves locals and tourists alike.

Despite the fact that wine is the protagonist here, with the 400 or so winners of the National Wine Competition the Douja d'Or Prize, the event also offers space for a series of food tasting and cultural and artistic events. One such event was food and wine tasting of typical products from our territory organised on Saturday 19th September by the Chamber of Commerce with the participation of the president Tarcisio Ruschetti.

The initiative is a part of the series of events aimed at enhancing food and wine produce from our province and the Ticino territory, which were previously financed by the Interreg projects and which are now part of the new project Lake Maggiore, its valleys and flavours, financed within the Italy-Switzerland Trans-border Co-operation programme 2007-2013.

The number of partners involved has increased compared to the past: The V.C.O. province, Comunita Montana Antigorio Divedro Formazza, Cusio Mottarone, Cannobina, Vigezzo, Associazione Apicoltori Vallate Ossolane, Allevatori Novara e V.C.O., Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori, Coldiretti, Consorzio Ossola Laghi e Monti, Tutela e Garanzia Mieli del V.C.O., Valorizzazione e Tutela del Formaggio Ossolano, Latteria Sociale Antigoriana and Societa Ticinese di Economia Alpestre con Caseificio del Gottardo as Swiss partners.

The range of products available to taste has also increased: cheese both cow's and goat's honey and Ossola bresaola. The tasting was accompanied by a detailed presentation of the products and principal attractions in our territory. The next important showcase for local agriculture and food delicacies is in December at the event Artigiano in Fiera which will be held at the new Fieramilano exhibition centre in Rho.

For further information and details:Servizio Promozione Camera di Commercio V.C.O. Tel. 0323.912820