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Lombardia – Food

Among the specialties and typical dishes of Lombardy the most famous is undoubtedly yellow rice with saffron, also known as “risotto alla milanese” (Milanese risotto).

Equally famous Lombard dishes are: the osso buco (sliced veal shank), cotoletta (breaded cutlet), cassoeula (a stew made from cabbage and pork), cheese Gorgonzola; pumpkin ravioli (from Mantua and Cremona); fruit-mustard, made with fruit and mustard (Cremona), the polenta (corn flour and water), cooked in many different ways (Bergamo, Brescia and alpine zones); salami of Varzi (Pavia); bresaola (Valtellina and other alpine areas), the misultin, salted and dried lake fish (Lake Como); pizzoccheri, a typical kind of pasta from Valtellina, topped with vegetables and cheese; the tortionata, crumbly cake with almonds (Lodi), nougat (Cremona) and the famous panettone, the dessert from Milan that became the symbol of the Italian Christmas.

There are three main wine regions in Lombardy: Franciacorta (close to Brescia), the area of Lake Garda and the Oltrepo Pavese. These three areas, plus Valtellina, cover almost the entire Lombard wine production.

Fun fact: Scanzo Muscat is the smallest DOCG wine (controlled designation of origin) in Italy: it is produced only in the area around Scanzorosciate (Bergamo) by 39 manufacturers on 31 hectares of vineyard. A true rarity.

 

DOCG WINES IN LOMBARDIA:
Franciacorta
Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico
Scanzo or Moscato di Scanzo
Sforzato di Valtellina or Sfursat di Valtellina
Valtellina Superiore

DOC WINES IN LOMBARDIA:
Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese
Botticino
Buttafuoco dell’Oltrepò Pavese or Buttafuoco
Capriano del Colle
Casteggio
Cellatica
Curtefranca
Garda
Garda Colli Mantovani
Lambrusco Mantovano
Lugana
Oltrepò Pavese
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Grigio
Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese
Riviera del Garda Bresciano or Garda Bresciano
San Colombano al Lambro or San Colombano
San Martino della Battaglia
Sangua di Giuda dell’Oltrepò Pavese or Sangue di Giuda
Terre del Colleoni or Colleoni
Valcalepio
Valtellina Rosso
Valtenesi

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN LOMBARDIA:
Cheeses and dairy products:
Valtorta Agrì
Bagolino Bagòss
Saviore Valley Fatulì
Lodi Pannerone
Historic Rebel cheese
Orobiche Valleys traditional Stracchino

Honey:
High Mountain Honeys

Bread and baked goods:
Felonica Tiròt

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Lake Garda Carpione
Lake Como Sun Dried Missoltino
Lake Iseo Traditional Dried Shad

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Orobica goat
Varzese cattle

Meat products:
Valchiavenna Goat Violino

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN LOMBARDIA:
Cereals and flours:
Gandino Barbed Corn

Fresh and dried fruit:
Calvenzano melon
Staffora Valley Pomella or Genovese Pomella

Cheeses and dairy products:
Valtorta Fiurì
Matusc
Salva
Como Semuda
Typical Stracchino
Strachitunt
Tombea

Vegetables:
Cilavegna artichoke
Mezzago artichoke
Breme red onion
White watermelon Mostarda
Voghera pepper
Bergamo escarole
Priest’s Hat pumpkin or Berrettina pumpkin

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Adamello Blonde goat
Frisa goat
Verzaschese goat
Brianzola sheep

Meat products:
Cuz
Salami with Lengual

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN LOMBARDIA:
Cheeses and dairy products:
Bitto
Garda
Gorgonzola
Grana Padano
Luinese Formaggella
Alta Valle Brembana Formai de Mut
Varesino honey
Nostrano Valtrompia
Provolone Valpadana
Quartirolo Lombardo
Salva Cremasco
Silter
Strachitunt
Taleggio
Valtellina Casera

Oils:
Laghi Lombardi

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Trentino brook trout
Trentino trout

Meat products:
Brianza salami
Cremona salami
Varzi salami
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN LOMBARDIA:
Cheeses:
Parmigiano Reggiano

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Cantello asparagus
Valtellina apple
Mantovana pear
Mantovano melon

Meat products:
Valtellina Bresaola
Parma Coppa
Modena Cotechino
Mortadella
Mortara goose salami
Modena Zampone

 

 

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