The area of the Apennines offers a wide range of foods and wines of the highest level. In fact, the Reggio Emilia area allows you to enjoy excellent dishes typical of the folk tradition. One of the tastiest products and that each year attracts a large number of experts and wine enthusiasts is the salami fiorettino. It is a type of salami typical of this area and which owes its name to the type of processing that is carried out: in fact, undergoes a bagging procedure that will give the salami a shape similar to that of a flower.
But certainly also the chestnut is one of the typical products of the Apennines Reggiano and can be enjoyed on its own or cooked in various dishes. In fact, in Reggio Emilia and its province there are a huge number of festivals that allow you to taste delicious dishes made with chestnuts.
Undoubtedly we can not forget that this territory is the place of the first-level wine production: one of the best at the national level is the Lambrusco that can very well be served with dishes of meat and sausages. How can we not also mention Pan del Re, which is a type of bread that respects the traditional widespread processing method over the centuries.
In Reggio Emilia and its province, you can participate in several events that allow you to taste typical dishes and products of this fertile land from the gastronomic point of view.
Infact, there are several events where you will be able to taste the delicious chestnut in the period of the first half of October. In fact, the 9th, the 16th and the 23rd October, Marola – Carpineti will host the Chestnut Festival of Marola, with a huge pot for roast chestnuts, mulled wine, the “Chestnut tour” for children and an exciting historical re-enactment. On 16 October, however, for those who want a leisurely tasting of typical products and wines is the October festival that every year will be held in Gualtieri, always in the province of Reggio Emilia.