Typical Tuscan products to try

Holidays in Tuscany: the typical products to try

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In addition to the beautiful landscape and cultural heritage, Tuscany is also famous for its cuisine of dishes simple, tasty and its typical products. In fact, this region is rich in products of excellence that, thanks to their uniqueness, have obtained the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) brands. If you are planning to spend your next holidays in Farmhouse in Tuscany here are some products to try!

Bread, oil, cured meats and cheeses

The first excellence of Tuscany is certainly oil . Here are produced extra virgin olive oil Tuscan PGI , extra virgin olive oil Chianti Classico DOP , extra virgin olive oil Lucca DOP , extra virgin olive oil Terre di Siena PDO and extra virgin olive oil Seggiano DOP .

Along with the oil you can not miss another excellence of the Tuscan tables, the Tuscan Bread PDO , totally without salt. A lack that is felt little, since the bread is often combined with cheese and salami with a strong flavor. These include Pecorino Toscano PDO , which is common throughout the region, Pecorino Romano PDO , produced in the Grosseto area and Pecorino delle Balze Volterrane in Volterra and surroundings. As far as cured meats are concerned, you can not miss the Tuscan PDO DOP , the Finocchiona IGP , the Mortadella di Prato and the famous Lardo di Colonnata PGI , produced in the mountains of the Apuan Alps near Carrara, it is one of the best and most tasty cured meats in Tuscany .
Among the meats we have to taste the Cinta Senese PDO , the Vitellone Bianco of the Central Apennines and the Agnello del Centro Italia PGI .

Flour and desserts of the PGI brand

Staying in the Alta Toscana, on Monte Amiata comes a sweet and delicate IGP chestnut , perfect to eat boiled, roasted or to prepare Castagnaccio, a typical Tuscan dessert. Also in this area we find the DOP neccio flour from Garfagnana and the DOP chestnut flour in Lunigiana. In Mugello , instead, the brown of the Mugello IGP is grown, while in Caprese Michelangelo, in the Valtiberina, the brown PDO . As for desserts, in the province of Siena are produced Ricciarelli PGI and Panforte PGI , sweets typical of the Christmas period. While the Cantucci PGI , famous biscuits to be served with a glass of vinsanto, are produced throughout Tuscany.

Another product of excellence of Garfagnana is IGP spelled. In Valdinievole, instead, the Fagiolo di Sorana PGI is grown and in Pontremoli the Borgotaro Fungo PGI, while in the Massa Carrara area the precious honey of Lunigiana PDO is produced. Finally, among the spices, we mention the DOP saffron of San Gimignano .

Now that you know all the gastronomic products of excellence of Tuscany, you just have to book in one of our facilities that produce and sell typical products and leave for your tasteful holiday in Tuscany! Choose from Farm, B&B, Holiday Homes and Apartments.

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