Experience Monterosa

Sapori d’Alta Quota

Enjoy the best of Monte Rosa at high altitude!

Sapori d’Alta Quota is an exceptional event, dedicated to the typical food of Piedmont and Aosta Valley. It is now a real summer must in Valsesia!

There are usually three appointments, one for each month in July, August and September. Three days entirely dedicated to the tasting of typical local products!

On these dates, the Slow Food Valsesia Association gathers many small producers, who climb to Passo dei Salati, at 2.980 meters above sea level. They bring up counters and gazebos. Thanks to  Monterosa 2000, it’s also set up an area with tables and benches, for those who want to enjoy Monte Rosa comfortably seated.

Cured meats, cheeses, bread and honey are the protagonists. But it’s not just about cold dishes. Some ones are cooked at high altitude and served hot, such as first courses of polenta, ravioli or pasta. There is no shortage of wineries and producers of craft beers.

The context is spectacular, as the event takes place in the heart of Monte Rosa, right where the two regions meet and exchange traditions, culture and peculiarities!

You will find a package including return ticket from Alagna or Gressoney, four tastings and a glass for wine and beer. Moreover discounts are available for children under 14 years of age, while children under the age of 8 get a free ticket for the lifts, without tastings. If four tastings seems a poor meal, don’t worry, you can always add more by buying them directly at Passo dei Salati! You will find the producers right at the arrival of the lift, along the dirt road that connects Piedmont and Aosta Valley.

In the afternoon, a Guide of the Alta Valsesia Natural Park offers free guided tours through the Cimalegna Plateau.