Trentino-South Tyrol Gift Basket
Our Regional-Inspired Gift Baskets Include ALL of the Following:
- QTY 2 One (1) LB Bags of All Natural Pasta
- QTY 2 Gourmet Seasoning and/or Spice Mix
- QTY 2 Regional Candy or Sweet
- QTY 2 Candles or Regional Ornaments
- QTY 1 Glass Bottle of High Quality Olive Oil
- QTY 1 Balsamic Vinegar
Before the Council of Trent in the middle of the 16th century, the region was known for the simplicity of its peasant cuisine. When the prelates of the Catholic Church established there, they brought the art of fine cooking with them. Later, also influences from Venice and the Austrian Habsburg Empire came in.
The Trentino subregion produces various types of sausages, polenta, yogurt, cheese, potato cake, funnel cake and freshwater fish. In the South Tyrol subregion, due to the German-speaking majority population, strong Austrian and Slavic influences prevail. The most renowned local product is traditional speck juniper-flavored ham which, as Speck Alto Adige PGI, is regulated by the European Union under the protected geographical indication (PGI) status. Goulash, knödel, apple strudel, kaiserschmarrn, krapfen, rösti, spätzle and rye bread are regular dishes, along with potatoes, dumpling, homemade sauerkraut, and lard. The territory of Bolzano is also reputed for its Müller-Thurgau white wines.