The FlavorsProducts and foods you'll find along the Casentino Tastes road, or served in local restaurants:
- Casentino Pecorino cheese, known for the herbs and mountain flower aromas that permeate the milk it's made from. Traditionally served with pears and bread, it's also a good match for a dollop of honey. Another local cheese specialty is ravigiollo, a soft, one-day-old sheep's cheese available only from March through October and typically served as an appetizer in local restaurants.
- Red cetica potatoes, moderate-sized tubers with white pulp and red veins.
- Local "Grigio" pigs dine free-range in mountain pastures and they're the basis for some really tasty salami and ham.
- Chestnuts grow on the mountainsides and a few local mills still produce flour from them. Mullino F.lli Grifoni near Castel San Niccolo (details here) is a charming, small operation that has been in the same family since 1696. The miller doesn't speak English, but his operation is easy to understand.
- Tortelli, a soft, filled dough pastry filled with butternut squash and potato purée, traditionally served with thinly-sliced ham, soft white cheese, and wilted arugula.
For more information about Casentino's local products, visit this site and click from there to local products.
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