Food & Wine  

Wines

Reggio Emilia is also home of a well-known red sparkling wine: Lambrusco, D.O.C. by Presidential Decree since 1971, also produced in the provinces of Modena, Parma and a small portion of Matua’s. The Roman already knew the qualities of the grapes of Regium Lepidi (Reggio’s…

Desserts

A precious legacy of typical cakes and desserts is also to be found in the Province: the Spongata cake is a very rich Christmas cake produced in Brescello following the original 15th century recipe; at Christmas it is also very typical to have sweet Tortellini,…

Pecorino Reggiano

The “Limes Bizantinum” once ran through the ridge of the Reggio Emilia Apennine mountains  creating a boundary which separated the Longobard caws farming culture to the Byzantine one, defining an ancient area of herd’s pasturing . Time after time the “King of Cheese” ( Parmigiano…

Cappelletti

Cappelletti is the Reggio Emilia version of a regional recipe, the filling is slightly different from Tortellini or other variation, and it is with full rights part of this area’s tradition. This handmade variety of pasta is very typical on Christmas table, a rich recipe…

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale

Reggio Emilia people take pride of having between their traditional flavors the delicious Balsamic Vinegar sweet and sour taste. It was known in the area since Roman times and we have an official medieval evidence of the product thanks to Donizone, monk and biographer of…

Parmigiano Reggiano

In a Reggio Emilia’s “Pantheon of Food” Parmigiano Reggiano cheese would surely have the principal place of honor: invented in the Province of Reggio, close to the town of Bibbiano – at the time part of the diocese of Parma, that is why it was…

Erbazzone, Gnocco Fritto & Chizze

Delicious and simple, Erbazzone is a local product, only to be found in the territory of Reggio Emilia Province. It is a very ancient recipe, including spinach or Swiss chard, onion, lard, and a crazy amount of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, all stuffed into a pastry…

Food & Wine

(Attention: high risk of mouth-watering contents!) The gastronomic tradition of Reggio Emilia has very ancient origins, joining influences from different ethnic groups and ages. Principally, recipes come from farming tradition, that is to say including simple ingredients that any country housewife would have once had…