There is nothing quite like the Razza Piedmontese beef that comes from the cattle in Vercelli. This specific breed of cattle is protected by the region in order to preserve the lineage that makes it so famously tender and yet so lean. This breed develops more muscle in its lifetime than most breeds of cattle, which allows for more tender meat and less fat than any other beef. For this reason, Piedmontese beef is seen as a premium product both in Italy and around the world.

In Vercelli, beef from the Razza Piedmontese cattle is served raw, carne cruda, as antipasti, because it is so delicious in its pure form. It can also be served roasted or as steaks, so that one can appreciate just how tender and juicy it is.