Good food is one of life's pleasures. Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley attracts guests who love good food with this philosophy. Here, visitors will find places and local people ready to offer their knowledge of the traditional dishes related to their land. Guided tours and visits with stops and tastings are the best way to learn about this extraordinary world: come see, touch and taste many of the South Tyrolean apple recipes, discover the spirit of the wine producers who are busy working to better their wines and experience the farmers' cuisine which has long crossed the threshold of haute cuisine.
The food and wine packages and the special “On the path of Alpine cuisine 2017” active program offer an insight into the wealth of the region, including mining and monasteries. Valle Isarco and its many traditional flavors await you: come and discover them.
Apple - the healthy temptation
Eve tempted Adam with an apple, the fruit found in delicious strudel, dumplings and risotto. Worldwide, one in ten apples come from South Tyrol. A trip to the Naz-Sciaves/Natz-Schabs high apple plateau, brings you to the apple producers in the area, discovering the most ripe and juicy apples. The visit provides interesting information on cultivation and conservation and of course there are moments to taste this delicious fruit, full of vitamins. Finally, a short course reveals all the secrets on how best to use this precious fruit in the kitchen.
In the most northern wine region of Italy, the location of land for cultivation is the biggest challenge for growers. But it is because of the slope of the land and the warm days and cool nights that result in some of the best white wines in Italy. Visiting these steep vineyards visitors will understand the winemakers’ passion in South Tyrol. Meeting these people and tasting their wine reveals the essence of the land.
Milk and milk products - the white gold
Which herbs do cows particularly like? Why is milk so good at high altitude? And why do some varieties of cheese have a layer of mould? The raw milk processed to produce yogurt, butter and cheese gives an extra touch in the kitchen, not just in Alpine huts. For some time now, this white gold has become an essential ingredient also in high quality cuisine. This is a trip not to be missed for its informative hiking tours and delicious food.
Country cooking and local agricultural products
Farmers are at one with their land and have created a traditional cuisine using local products that conquers even the most discerning palate. A steep hike through vineyards, orchards or along the mule tracks shows how farmers live in this area. Often in the background are the majestic Dolomites, land that was the scene of important historical events.