Basilicata Typical Food

The following products are typical from Basilicata 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


Caciocavallo Silano

D.O.P. Cheese Matera, Potenza

Canestrato di Moliterno

I.G.P. Cheese Potenza,Matera

Fagioli Bianchi di Rotonda (white beans)

D.O.P. Fruit, vegetables and cereals Potenza

Fagiolo di Sarconi (beans)

I.G.P. Fruit, vegetables and cereals Potenza
Lenticchia di Altamura
I.G.P. Fruit, vegetables and cereals Matera,Potenza
Lucanica di Picerno
I.G.P. Meat Products Potenza

Melanzana Rossa di Rotonda (red aubergine)

D.O.P. Fruit, vegetables and cereals Potenza

Pane di Matera

I.G.P. Baked goods, biscuits, pastries Matera

Pecorino di Filiano

D.O.P. Cheese Potenza

Peperone di Senise (peppers)

I.G.P. Fruit, vegetables and cereals Potenza,Matera


D.O.P. Olive Oil Potenza
Curious to know more about other typical delicacies, less famous but very tasty, from Basilicata ?
Take a look at traditional food products of Basilicata , officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

Would you like to know more about these typical flavours from Basilicata?
Contact us at and we will try to answer to your questions!

Are you interested in best wines of Basilicata? (as you noticed there is no wine on the previous list) Here is the wine list!

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  1. Maria says:

    I am looking for a dessert recipe from the Basilicata region that I can make for my restaurant. Need one that does not need to be served immediately and can stay fresh in the cold case display for a few days. Thank you.

  2. Bonnie jordan says:

    I would like to have a good recipes for eggplant so I can it
    thank you

  3. Pete says:

    Where can I buy olive oil from the Rionero region?

  4. Pierre says:

    My family and I are going to spend our summer holidays near Fardella. Can anyone recommend some good typical restaurants in this area?
    Thank you very much.