Meeting Your Meat in Asti, Italy
Whether you’d like to pet your prosciutto or view your veal, a visit to the Agrituristico San Desiderio will get you well acquainted with the meat you’re about to eat. They raise the finest organic cattle, pigs, and poultry in Piedmonte, which become some of the best sirloin, prosciutto, and sausage around (the horses, however, are for riding purposes only). Learn all about how your favorite protein products are made using traditional, Slow Food practices, and then grab a seat on the massive wooden patio and dig into a platter of cold cuts. Make sure to stick around for dinner—they’ve got an in house Argentinean chef who serves up a mean carne asada.