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Corsican fine cuisine, gastronomy and traditional dishes

Corsican fine cuisine, gastronomy and traditional dishes


Do you want to make the most of your holidays in Corsica to discover Corsican gastronomy and local products?
Delicious meats, tasty cheeses, honeys and other handcrafted products, whether you are in a holiday rental or in a Bed and Breakfast your stay in Corsica will be the opportunity to amaze your taste buds

Gastronomy and traditional Corsican products

The Island's fine food will make you want to stay here for ever. Corsica offers a huge variety of dishes in a combination of a thousand flavours that make each mouthful a unique experience.
The age-old traditions of Corsican cooking capture the fragrance of sun-drenched mountainsides and nature in cuisine of unrivalled succulence.

Corsican charcuterie

Charcuterie corse or Corsican salt pork is a must. Discriminating palates are in awe at the variety of flavours.
Prisuttu, coppa, lonzu and figatellu are delicious on their own or when used to prepare specialties.

The particularly subtle and Corsican touch comes from free range pigs living in the open air and feeding on wild berries and chestnuts.
They can be seen on the hillsides or by the paths when you walk out into the countryside.

Corsican cheese

Generally eaten accompanied fig jam, Corsican cheese will delight connoisseurs and win over anyone who hasn't yet tasted them. Goat and sheep cheese, whether soft or hard, gentle tasting but in many cases robust, are a delight.

Don't forget also the celebrated brocciu, and other Corsican cheeses that are a wonderful addition to your table, whatever the occasion.

It's impossible to count Corsican cheeses! Their variety is as the number of their producers. Every cheese maker develops a distinctively different flavour. Each time you try a Corsican cheese, you'll delight in its unique taste. To discover some of the Corsican cheeses a cheese fair is organized every year in Venaco village in the Center of Corsica.

Corsican honey

Corsican honey is as varied and fragrant as the flowers on the Island. Honey from the uplands or maquis, Springtime honey, honey from the chestnut tree, honey from the strawberry tree, Summer and Autumn honeys.
Honey comes in all forms, from lightly fragrant to robust tasting, light golden or darker brown.

Corsican honey was celebrated and sought after in classical times, because of its inimitable natural fragrance. Corsican honey is appellation contrôlée: Mele di Corsica.Corsican recipes .

Corsican recipes

Festive meals, Eastertide meals, evening meals, Christmas meals, meals for New Year's Eve, Corsican dishes are carefully prepared specialities, including desserts that are such fun to eat on family occasions or among friends.

Drinks to delight you in Corsica

The variety of drinks is almost as great as the food itself, from Corsican eaux de vie or spirits, to delicious non-alcoholic fruit juices. Be sure not to overdo things when you taste Corsican wines and liqueurs !

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