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Sardinia – Food

Sardinian food is stricly connected to the natural cycle of the seasons and includes many recipes made from rural typical products of the area.

An important role is held by the different kinds of bread. The best known is Pane Carasau, made by baking flat bread and then separating it into two sheets which are baked again. And let’s not forget homemade pasta, milk and cheese (the best known is the pecorino). The most common main courses are “porceddu” (roasted piglet) and fragrant myrtle roasts, wild game and fish.

Among pastas, malloreddus are probably the most famous one. They are made with durum wheat semolina gnocchi and seasoned with sausage sauce. Also popular: Culurgiones, ravioli with ricotta and mint, fregula, semolina pasta precooked and then cooked in clam broth or tomato sauce, and panada, a timbale of puff pastry stuffed with potatoes, dried tomatoes and lamb.
Among traditional dishes: Pane Frattau is made by pane carasau soaked in broth, pecorino cheese, tomato sauce and a poached egg.

In Sardinia there are many varieties of very flavoured honey: arbutus, thistle, eucalypt, asphodel, rosemary and chestnut honeys are the most famous ones.
The most typical dessert are seadas, fried dough with cheese and honey.
At Carnival the traditional dessert are zippole, so yellow because of safron inside.

Among the best known Sardinian wines: red Cannonau, the most prestigious in the region, perfect to be served with roast pork, lamb and goat, Nuragus di Cagliari DOC, Vermentino di Sardegna, only DOCG, excellent accompaniment to seafood appetizers, shellfish, but also white meats and cheeses.

Sardinia has a total of 17 DOC wines, such as Alghero, Cannonau, Carignano del Sulcis, Vernaccia di Oristano, Malvasia di Bosa and Moscato di Sorso Sennori.

Typical Sardinian liquor is “Mirto”, obtained by maceration of the berries of the Myrtle plant.

 

DOCG WINES IN SARDINIA:
Vermentino di Gallura

DOC WINES IN SARDINIA:
Alghero
Arborea
Campidano di Terralba or Terralba
Cannonau di Sardegna
Carignano del Sulcis
Girò di Cagliari
Malvasia di Bosa
Mandrolisai or Sardegna Mandrolisai
Monica di Sardegna
Moscato di Sardegna
Moscato di Sorso-Sennori
Nasco di Cagliari
Nuragus di Cagliari
Sardegna Semidano
Vermentino di Sardegna
Vernaccia di Oristano
Cagliari

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN SARDINIA:
Fresh and dried fruit:
Pompìa

Cheeses and dairy products:
Casizolu
Shepherds’ Fiore Sardo
Osilo Pecorino

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Sardinian Modican cow

Spices, wild herbs and condiments:
San Gavino Monreale saffron

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN SARDINIA:
Confections and honey:
Ozieri Copuleta
Picchirittus
Pistoccus de Nuxi
Cardoon honey
Wild lavender honey
Rosemary honey

Cheeses and dairy products:
Axridda
Casu axedu
Casu in Filixi
Casu marzu
Gioddu
Ozieri Greviera cheese
Perette di Pattada
Mustia Ricotta

Legumes:
Terraseo white bean

Oils:
Lentisco Oil

Vegetables:
Selargius caper
Masedu artichoke

Bread and baked goods:
Moddizzosu bread
Pillu bread

Pasta:
Andarinos
Filindeu

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Marceddì Arselle
Cabras Mullet Roe
Merca
Piscin affumau

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Arbus black sheep

Meat products:
Desulo ham
Tergu salami

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN SARDINIA:
Cheeses:
Fiore Sardo
Sardinian Pecorino
Roman Pecorino

Oils:
Sardegna

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Sardinian Spiny Artichoke

Spices:
Sardinia saffron

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN SARDINIA:
Meats and offal:
Sardinia lamb

 

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