The production area of Toma Piemontese DOP is within the provinces of Novara, Verbania-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Biella, Turin and Cuneo and several municipal areas in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, in the northwestern Italian region of Piemonte. The cheese has a cylindrical shape with a flat surface, smooth rind and a yellow and slightly-reddish colour. Its texture is soft and light, while it’s taste is sweet, pleasant and delicate.
Toma Piemontese DOP is usually eaten as a table cheese, and pairs well with a young sparkling wine, such as Franciacorta DOCG or Alta Langa DOC.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.