Calabria typical food

The following products are typical from Calabria region.
They are identified and recognized by Italy and European Community as
Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) or Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP) Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).



Type of product

Alto Crotonese
D.O.P. Olive oil
D.O.P. Olive oil
Capocollo di Calabria
D.O.P. Sausages
Cipolla Rossa di Tropea Calabria
I.G.P. Red onions
Clementine di Calabria
I.G.P. Clementines
Fichi di Cosenza
D.O.P. Figs
D.O.P. Olive oil
Limone di Rocca Imperiale
I.G.P. Lemons
Liquirizia di Calabria
D.O.P. Liquorice
Pancetta di Calabria
D.O.P. Sausages
Patata della Sila
I.G.P. Potatoes
Salsiccia di Calabria
D.O.P. Sausages
Soppressata di Calabria
D.O.P. Sausages
Caciocavallo Silano
D.O.P. Cheese
Bergamotto di Reggio Calabria – Olio essenziale
D.O.P. Bergamot oil

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3 Messages to “Calabria typical food”
  1. Virginia says:

    We are working on a cookbook of our family recipes. Unfortunately, we have lost the original recipe for a pastry we call viscotina or viscatina – we are not even sure of the spelling. The best I can describe it – quite a hard consistency, shaped into small round balls or twisted lengths and covered with a hard icing. Everyone loved to dunk them into morning coffee. If you could give us the correct Calabrese name and spelling = assuming you recognize this pastry and any recipe that is traditional for the area, we would really appreciate it!

  2. Judy says:

    Caciocavallo Silano is the name of the cheese that my Italian cousin gave to me to bring home when I visited their home last fall. She did not speak English and I can not speak Italian. What kind of cheese is it and what is it used for please. It is a hard cheese and I grated it for pasta.

  3. Debra says:

    Hello, I would like to make pasta sauce , the same way my late grandfather made it , he was from calabria town of platania. Thank You, Debra

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