A very old cooking, it has got many French influences even if it is very simple but very peculiar combining traditional aroma and tastes.
The Raviolas are potato and cheese gnocchi seasoned with melted butter. It is a delicious unique course of the high valley: Kcal 2340!!! Then there are the Crusetin, prepared with rye flour, Melle bread, Venasca, chestnut’s cakes, honey, salami and ham, cheeses and fresh Toma.
These are products that can be bought in the shops of the valley or tasted in the restaurants.
Agriculture was the first activity of the Varaita Valley and nowadays it presents some news.
In the municipalities of Verzuolo, Costigliole e Piasco, but mainly up to Brossasco the intensive fruit farming dominates.