CULINARY SPECIALTIES OF THE EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Besides its fascinating landscapes, the Emilia-Romagna has numerous culinary treasures to offer! It is home to many fine delicacies, such as the Parmesan cheese, the popular balsamic vinegar, or the famous Bolognese sauce.
Savoury Parma ham & Parmesan cheese
The region surrounding the provincial capital Parma invites its guests to feast and savor its delicacies. The Prosciutto di Parma, the well-known Parma ham, is made of pork legs which weigh up to 15 kilos. Its special flavour originates from the special climate in the region, which the Romans already found out in the 1st century BC!
The legs need a defined temperature control for more than 12 months and are salted by hand to get their unique and delicious flavour. The ham can be savoured with plain bread or grissini, which emphasize the aroma. As “Antipasto” it often comes with melons, grapes or figs. But it also tastes excellent with rocket salad on a crisp pizza!
Besides the delicious ham, the Parmesan cheese has its roots in Parma, which is a worldwide popular delicacy. Its history began 900 years ago, when the long-lasting cheese was the perfect provision for the pilgrims on their long travels.
Aromatic balsamic vinegar & excellent wines