WINES AND TRADITIONAL DELICACIES TO TRY OUT ON HOLIDAY IN THE CONERO
The Conero hills are lands renowned for the production of wines such as Rosso Conero and Verdicchio. Two unique, full-bodied and elegant wines whose distinctive features are a result of the area's singular micro-climate and the fresh sea breezes. Many wineries offer wine tastings coupled with a tasting of traditional local products which you can purchase directly from the producer. Download the list of producers with zero food miles in the Conero Riviera.
FLAVORS WORTH DISCOVERING ON HOLIDAY RENTING IN SIROLO AND NUMANA
You're on the Conero and you don't know what products you must try to go home also with happy culinary memories:
A traditional salami from the le Marche hinterland made with finely ground pork bacon, rib and shoulder and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and vino cotto and then put into sausage skins. The salami is then smoked for several days with juniper berries and aged for 2-3 months. Delicious spread on a slice of homemade bread!
You simply must try the Caciotta from Urbino which is also the base for the Fossa cheeses, cheeses which are buried in late August and dug up on Saint Catherine's day in late November.
Lonza di fichi
A sweet salami made with dried figs, nuts, ground almonds and kneaded with cooked must (known as sapa) and mistrà an anise liqueur from the le Marche. The mixture is wrapped in fig leaves and is typically made in late summer and kept in cool cellars.
Sweet and not very aromatic, light in colour it is considered a special variety due to the quality of the nectar producing plants, such as sainfoin and alfalfa, which are grown on the Conero.
Extra virgin olive oil
Since ancient times oil from the le Marche has been prized for its superior quality and low acidity levels. It's perfect for bruschetta.
The truffle of Acqualagna is a premium quality truffle and, thanks to its intense aroma, it's the main ingredient in many delicious specialties from le Marche.