History, food and wine and traditions are the protagonists of the identity of Cherasco, an elegant and graceful Piedmontese town. Traces of its medieval history can still be read in the Visconti Castle, while in the heart of the village, the various churches, which house local art jewels, are worth seeing. A town linked to antiques and still full of historical workshops, it is however known for two products linked to its tasty cuisine. The 'Baci', first of all, a pastry speciality famous throughout Italy: these are delicious chocolates made with dark chocolate and hazelnuts of the 'Gentile delle Langhe' variety. And, not to be forgotten, the town is the Italian capital of Heliculture: for 30 years, the International Heliculture Institute has been based here, spreading gastronomic culture centred on snail-based recipes.