Casa della Pasta’s tour of Italy continues and this time the stop is Veneto, situated in northeast Italy, stretching from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea. It is home to famous cities like Venice, Verona and Treviso. Dotted with picturesque medieval towns and featuring a diverse range of landscapes, Veneto has a rich and varied culinary tradition.
Asiago, is a cow’s milk cheese, produced only on the Asiago plateau in the Veneto foothills in Italy. In the provinces of Trento and Vicenza, this cheese-making tradition dates back over a thousand years. Today it is made from cow’s milk, however, traditionally sheep’s milk was used.
To start your journey into the Asiago Alps by ordering the “Crema di Zucca con formaggio Asiago”. This is a creamy pumpkin soup finished with Asiago cheese and almond. Savoury, smooth and and beautifully presented, this dish is a must-try.
You can find chestnuts throughout Italy and have been a staple of the cuisine for thousands of years. The chestnut from Combai, a small town in Veneto, is one of the famous food products from the area and is celebrated every year with a festival.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the pasta representing the Veneto region is “Tagliatelle di castagna con pancetta e zucca”, a homemade chestnut pasta with pancetta and pumpkin.
To finish off, the desert from this region is the “Macafame”. As the name suggests, it “attacks hunger”; a slice of this desert is more than enough to feel full. It is a cake typically cooked by farmers using basic ingredients such as bread, milk, honey and eggs. Casa della Pasta have also thrown apples, raisins and cinnamon into the mix.
To start your tour of Italy, we invite you to check Casa della Pasta’s website www.lacasadellapastajavea.com and visit them at Carretera del Cabo la Nao-Pla, 27 in Jávea or make your reservation at: + 34 96 646 13 47