#GustarEmiliano – Food and wine, typical products, tradition, cooking and nutrition
High quality food is the essence of the Emilian character: when you talk of Emilia or any of its towns, you immediately think of one of the many food and wine products still made in Emilia according to the oldest traditions. From pasta, to milk, cured meats, cheeses and wine, this area of Italy produces an incredibly high number of excellent products famous the world over. They are expertly combined so often that Forbes, the prestigious American magazine, declared that the region has the best food in the world.
The favourable lie of the land, the vast plains for farming and the cool mountains with large pastures have all encouraged the development of agriculture and livestock, creating various micro-businesses which have developed over time to become worldwide leaders in their sectors. Indeed, Emilia is home to many industry giants in pasta, milk and prestigious cured meats which undergo a unique maturing process here thanks to the special microclimate of the Po Plains.
It is not just the most famous products (Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, Parma ham or tortellini) that amaze palates the world over, but it is the combination of it all that adds to the greatness of Emilia-Romagna’s cuisine.