UMBRIAN TABLES ARE RENOWNED FOR BEING FULL OF INTENSE AND GENUINE FLAVORS:
Vegetables, cold cuts, cheese and flours are produced with care and respect, both for the environment and for the consumer! But the main ingredient of the Umbrian gastronomy is the tradition: it is made up of the poor and genuine dishes, typical of the rural culture.
THE GUALDESE KITCHEN HAS THE FLAVOR AND THE TASTE OF TRADITION:
try the bruschetta with “Barbozza”, the “Crescia sbollentita” with corn flour, the “Crescia” with scratched pork, Macaroni “tutta staccia”, the “Codiche” with beans, il “Friccò”, the “Bagianata”… an endless delight, a dip in the popular gastronomy! The “strangozzi”, a simple kind of pasta made with wheat flour, similar to thick and irregular noodles, is so irresistible with the scent of the truffle, and it flatters even the most exigent palates.
The Umbrian cheese, mainly produced by the several sheep farms in the area, are of high quality: for example, once you taste the Umbrian Pecorino, it won’t leave you uninterested.
Also desserts are an expression of the area: the region is characterized by high level pastry. The “Francesco’s Mostaccioli”, the “Panpepato” (Pepperbread), the “Rocciata of Assisi” and the “Torcolo of San Costanzo” are just a few of the protagonists of this tradition, made of dried fruit, raisins and honey. Instead, nearby Gualdo Tadino, you can taste the typical “Brustengolo”, a cake made of corn flour during autumn, enriched with nuts, anise, apple and pine nuts: a real delicacy! The “Serpentone”, a cake of the typical shape of a snake, made with almonds, is surprisingly tasty!
About the wine culture, in Umbria there is plenty of choice: the vines of the hills give birth to white and red wines. The “Montefalco Sagrantino”, the “White of Torgiano” and the “Grechetto del Trasimeno” are just a few of the most famous ones.
If you want to taste local products and take advantage of Umbrian traditions, an occasion not to be missed is the “Cena Grande” (big supper) which takes place in June with the opening of the Giostra della Quintana in Foligno, a festival inspired by the equestrian competitions of medieval times tha unites history, gastronomic culture and folklore.