The School of "Robiola di Roccaverano"
Roccaverano is the highest village in the province of Asti, located at 800 m a.s.l.. Its main square, Piazza Barbero, is the heart and treasure of Langa Astigiana. The square is embellished with a tower, the ruins of the castle of the Marquises del Carretto (XII-XIII century) and by Santa Maria Annunziata church, a splendid example of Renaissance style. Inside a classroom of the former elementary school, there is the first showroom dedicated to our famous PDO cheese: THE SCHOOL OF “ROBIOLA DI ROCCAVERANO”.
The School was born in May 2019, in partnership with the Municipality of Roccaverano and the Pro Loco. It is not just a place to buy cheese, but an actual gastronomic and cultural site, and a documentation centre on our precious PDO cheese. Here, visits to the associated farms are organised to learn how cheese is made, how the feed for the animals is produced, how animals are bred, and – in compliance with current hygiene and health rules – how people work in dairies.
On holidays, farms take turns in order to give visitors the opportunity to enter the world of Robiola di Roccaverano PDO through its protagonists: the producers, who will tell people about the past, the present and the future of their production.
We are open from April to November, on Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays from 11am to 6pm.
In summer, from June to September, the School will also be open on Thursdays and Fridays!