Food & Wine
For those with passion for food, Italy is a real temple of taste. Whether you’re wishing to taste Italian dishes or purchase fresh, top-quality products, gourmands in search of culinary variety will be spoilt for choice.
Food and quality of life, as well as the philosophy of healthy eating and unrivalled food and wine production, make Italy a unique place. Because this is a country rich in history and tradition, art and design, nature and events... but one of its most precious treasures is the abundance of excellent products and typical dishes that celebrate the best of the world’s food and wine culture. Just think of the pasta dishes (dry, fresh, egg or stuffed), the great variety of pizzas (the most famous and consumed Italian food in the world!), focaccia and baked delicacies, cured meats, cheeses and dairy products (including Parmigiano Reggiano and mozzarella) to the great artisan pastries and typical Italian ice cream.
Recognised in 2010 as an intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco, the high quality of Italian food and wine represents the combination of local and regional realities. A tour dedicated to the food specialities made in Italy goes from the renowned classics of the Mediterranean cuisine to creative innovations by starred chefs. At the heart of Italian cuisine, the sacred food of Mediterranean culture based on the area’s agricultural resources, including extra virgin olive oil (with the widest variety of cultivars in the world) and a vast range of indigenous grape varieties for the production of labels of excellence.
If you would like to bring home a taste of Italy, you can sign up for our cooking classes, discovering how to prepare some of the most iconic and beloved specialties of Italian cuisine, step by step, with the help of selected professional chefs.
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