In the final episode of the series, Gino heads to the northern region of Piedmont - bordering both France and Switzerland.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is known as the land of mountains. It's surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
The region is one of the largest producers of hazelnut in the world so naturally Gino spends time at a local farm learning how to make their famous hazelnut cream.
After indulging his sweet tooth, he has to get his hands dirty, literally, by hunting for one of the world's most expensive food - truffles. Using the delicacy, Gino cooks a Tagliata al tartufo (steak with truffle cream) up in the remote hillside forest.
With Italy being Europe’s largest producer of rice, Gino also tries his hand at rice harvesting and cooks in the plains of the Po Valley a rice dish that celebrates this region – a delicious duck risotto.