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Umbria – Food

Umbria’s cuisine is based on meat and agricultural products, enhancing the flavours of raw materials.

Very much appreciated is the processing of pig meat and cured-meat, especially in the Norcia area: the terms “norcino” (the meat producer and seller) and “norcineria” (the retail) originated from this area.

Truffles and extra-virgin olive oil are very appreciated typical products too.

Strangozzi is a typical pasta, very much alike tagliatelle, but made without eggs. They may be served with ragù or truffle. Their flavour is hearty and traditional.

Salami, Norcia’s prosciutto and wild boar sausage are the most popular cured meats of Umbria, while the most famous cheeses are pecorino umbro and fresh ricotta.
Famous desserts are: rocciata, similar to strudel, and pampepato, a cake made of cocoa, hazelnuts and black pepper.

Umbria is also well-kown for its good wines, particularly in the Orvieto area. 11 DOC and 2 DOCG wines: Orvieto (white wine) is the most popular one, Grechetto, Montefalco and Torgiano are also excellent wines.

 

DOCG WINES IN UMBRIA:
Montefalco Sagrantino
Torgiano Rosso Riserva

DOC WINES IN UMBRIA:
Amelia
Assisi
Colli Altotiberini
Colli del Trasimeno or Trasimeno
Colli Martani
Colli Perugini
Lago di Corbara
Montefalco
Orvieto
Rosso Orvietano or Orvietano Rosso
Spoleto
Todi
Torgiano

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN UMBRIA:
Legumes:
Lake Trasimeno Bean
Amerino Cottòra Broad Bean
Civita di Cascia Roveja

Vegetables:
Trevi Black Celery

Meat products:
Grutti Cicotto
Upper Tiber Valley Mazzafegato

Wines and grapes:
Upper Tiber Valley Smoked Vino Santo

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN UMBRIA:
Bread and baked goods:
Lumachella

Fresh and dried fruit:
Montecorona Peach
Spartecchie

Wines and grapes:
Upper Tiber Valley Smoked Vino Santo

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN UMBRIA:
Oils:
Umbria

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Monteleone di Spoleto Spelt

Meat products:
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN UMBRIA:
Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Castelluccio di Norcia Lentil
Colfiorito Red Potato

Meats and offal:
Central Italy Lamb
Norcia Ham
Central Apennines White Beef

 

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