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Taste of Campania

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Celebrated for its climate, the fertility of the land, and the astonishingly beautiful landscapes, the Region of Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy that stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The richness of its art and history, the love for food, along with its picturesque coasts make Campania a fascinating territory.

The ancient towns of Amalfi, Cetara, Positano and Amalfi are famous today as astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. City of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius, and the islands of Capri and Ischia are the major tourist attractions of Campania.

Fun Fact

The name of Campania is derived from Latin. Sitting to the south of Rome, Campania has a history that is inextricably tied to the Roman Empire.  The Romans knew the region as Campania felix, which translates into English as “fertile countryside”. The province was part of the Roman Republic from as far back as the fourth century BC. Roman history has had a deep influence on the cuisine across the region too. The Romans always valued Campania for its vast pastureland and nutrient-rich soils, and many traditional practices that continue to exist today started in Roman times.

Cuisine

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Home to Pizza (pizza margherita), mozzarella di bufala and babà cake, Campanian cuisine varies within the region. While Neapolitan dishes centre on seafood, Casertan and Aversan cuisine rely more on fresh vegetables and cheeses and Sorrento dishes are a combination of the culinary traditions from both Naples and Salerno. Though wheat is grown all over the country, this specific latitude provides ideal conditions for some very specific and delicious ancient wheat varieties. As a result, the Campanese are experts when it comes to pasta and bread. The temperate conditions make this region a paradise for fruit and vegetable growers, with the coastal breeze providing a unique microclimate for famous Amalfi and Sorrento lemons. Campania also produces many nuts including Hazelnut, especially in the area of Avellino, Salerno and Benevento. In Spanish, the hazelnut is called avellana after the city of Avella.

Campania produces wines including Lacryma Christi, Fiano, Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, Pere ‘e palomma, Ischitano, Taburno, Solopaca, and Taurasi.

DOP and IGP products made in Campania include:

 

Mozzarella di bufala Campana D.O.P.

Caciocavallo silano DOP

Il “Provolone del Monaco DOP

Melannurca campana I.G.P. Apple



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