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Specialties from South Tyrol

South Tyrol and Tyrol have much more to offer than wonderful nature and great mountains. The enjoyment and the passion for valuable and healthy nutrition also have a long tradition here. South Tyrol stands for a land of pleasure. You can enjoy the products and specialties from South Tyrol with us in Südtirolerland.

Rarely does one find so many restaurants awarded with Gault Millau toques and Michelin stars as in South Tyrol and Tyrol. The basis for the good cuisine is, besides the skill and creativity of the chefs, especially the first-class products from regional agriculture.

The Tyrolean and South Tyrolean farmers deliver a lot of high-quality and tasty products, which are often also internationally recognized and awarded. The quality seals "Quality Tyrol" and "Quality South Tyrol" stand for certified origin and the highest standards in production and processing.

The range of regional specialties is large: fruit, especially apples, berries, and vegetables are raw or processed into juices, distillates, jams, or fruit spreads, healthy, vitamin-rich delicacies. Wine is especially a South Tyrolean domain, as well as chestnuts; beer, on the other hand, is brewed in Tyrol in several small breweries with special care. In addition, there are many other products, such as honey, cheese, herbs, bacon, sausages, and high-quality meat from beef or lamb.

Enjoyment and the love for high-quality products are inseparably part of the Tyrolean and South Tyrolean way of life. Whether with apple strudel and cappuccino, whether with a hearty bacon snack with hearty bread, whether at a luxury menu in a toque-awarded restaurant, with a glass of wine in a Buschenschank or at the convivial Törggelen – the many small and large culinary delicacies make this region so seductive and distinctive. "Pleasure region" is not just a buzzword here, but lived – and loved – culture.

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Who has the best cheese?
Pleasure on vacation: Delicious cheese from South Tyrol

Discover the delicious cheese from South Tyrol, a culinary specialty with over 90 varieties, including the famous gray cheese and the Stelvio PDO cheese. Learn more about the traditional production and enjoy cheese events in South Tyrol.

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Forst Brewery

The Forst Brewery, fully known as “Brauerei Forst AG“, is one of the oldest and most prestigious breweries in Italy. It is located in the small village of Forst, which belongs to Algund, and is very close to the spa town of Merano in South Tyrol. Its history dates back to 1857, when it was founded and has since been owned by the Fuchs family. Over the decades, the brewery has made a name for itself in the production of premium beers and strictly follows traditional brewing methods, which are supplemented by modern technologies.

Barbian Waterfall
Pleasure from South Tyrol: The Barbian Plum

Already since the Middle Ages, the Barbian plums have been thriving on the slopes of Barbian, which also played a significant role as an export good until the 20th century.

Kastelbeller Asparagus Season
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Pleasure products from South Tyrol: Terlan Asparagus

The high-quality Terlan asparagus has a centuries-old tradition and is cultivated in Terlan, Siebeneich, and Vilpian.

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Carver Klaus in the Ahrntal

Klaus Kirchler runs a wood carving business with his wife and their three children in St. Johann in Ahrntal. The business has been in existence for over 30 years.

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The best bacon producers in South Tyrol

The distinctive taste of South Tyrolean bacon comes from a unique interplay of smoke, spices, mountain air, and noble mold.

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The best bakeries in South Tyrol

South Tyrol‘s bakers spread the unique scent of freshly baked bread throughout the country. With a lot of passion and according to age-old traditions, fresh delicacies are baked every day.

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The best schnapps distillers in Tyrol

For a snack or after a splendid meal or for a Törggele evening, an exquisite schnapps from a distillery in Tyrol is an excellent match.

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Find your nursery in South Tyrol here.

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Sterzing Dairy - Pleasure in Purest White

The Milchhof Sterzing is not only the oldest dairy cooperative in South Tyrol but also one of the most successful. The Sterzinger yogurt is famous far beyond the regional borders.

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Kiachln - a Tyrolean specialty

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Honey from South Tyrol and Tyrol

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Castelbello Asparagus Season

Asparagus cultivation in South Tyrol already has a tradition. Especially the area around Terlan in the Adige Valley is known for the excellent asparagus that is produced there. But also in the Vinschgau, around Kastelbell-Tschars, asparagus is cultivated, which need not shy away from any comparison.

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The mountain pine in the Sarn Valley

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