Discovering the flavors of Chianti

"Travel through Chianti to discover the typical flavors of Tuscan culinary tradition, from Chianti wine to extra-virgin olive oil and fine cured meats."



elightful medieval villages where culinary tradition and memory are jealously guarded: Chianti is the ideal land for a vacation to discover the most typical flavors of Tuscany.

A tradition symbolized by the typical product par excellence, Chianti wine: whether it's Chianti Classico or Chianti DOCG, a good glass of Sangiovese, produced according to strict regulations, satisfies everyone.

Numerous events are dedicated to wine: from the Chianti Classico Expo to the Calici di Stelle and Cantine Aperte wine tastings, as well as events such as Radda nel Bicchiere and Profumi di Lamole and many others. Not to mention that wine is also the protagonist of sporting events such as the Chianti Classica Marathon and the Chianti Ultra Trail.

"Wine and extra-virgin olive oil from Chianti Classico, but also cured meats and Chianina meat, among the typical products of Chianti" 

Not everyone knows that another typical product of Chianti is extra-virgin olive oil.

The presence of the olive tree in Chianti dates back to ancient times. Autumn is the time of harvest for local companies engaged in the production of Chianti Classico extra-virgin olive oil, according to strict regulations.

All the municipalities also belong to the National Association of Olive Cities and participate in the initiatives organized every year: the "Walk among the olive trees" and the "Snack in the olive grove".

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But the flavors of Chianti at the table are not limited to wine and extra-virgin olive oil. This is the land of quality cured meats, starting with the renowned and tasty Cinta Senese. Processed according to strict regulations, Cinta Senese is used to produce salami, ham, finocchiona, capocollo, soprassata, or grilled.

With Cinta Senese, Chianti Tuna is also produced. Despite the name, it is prepared with pork, herbs, and olive oil, and only in appearance it looks like canned tuna. A dish of peasant tradition, born to preserve meat during the summer months when refrigeration did not yet exist. It can be enjoyed with cannellini beans and fresh onion or on bread croutons.

Finally, how could we not mention the "ciccia", the Chianina meat? It is not a coincidence that the Bistecca Championship is held every year in Mercatale, while some of the most famous butcher shops in Tuscany can be found in Greve in Chianti, such as the Falorni family butcher shop, in the main square of Greve, and that of the poet-butcher Dario Cecchini, in Panzano.

Preserving typical flavors and culinary traditions is one of the commitments of Chianti's producers and restaurateurs.

Many participate in the Vetrina Toscana project, promoted by the Tuscany Region to enhance local productions, and are recognizable by the logo displayed inside the premises or on the shop windows.

All municipalities also belong to the Chianti Biodistrict, a reality that brings together certified private companies in organic production.

Discover the typical products of Chianti on a vacation dedicated to tastings, visits to wineries, or cooking lessons in the companies of our territory!

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