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South Tyrolean Cuisine in Merano and Environs

Fruitful cooperation between North and South

In the area between Brennerpass mountain pass and Salorno/Salurn, an independent South Tyrolean cuisine developed from the traditional rustic Tyrolean cuisine and the Mediterranean cuisine of Italy.

In the area between Brennerpass mountain pass and Salorno/Salurn, an independent South Tyrolean cuisine developed from the traditional rustic Tyrolean cuisine and the Mediterranean cuisine of Italy. In the wood-panelled traditional parlors of the region, hosts prepare not only pizza and pasta, but also Knödel (dumplings) and Kaiserschmarrn. In the elegant coffee houses, an Italian cappuccino is accompanied by homemade apple strudel. In everyday South Tyrolean life, hearty Schöpsernes (roasted lamb) is just as familiar as light Tiramisù. The connection between North and South is an inspiration to both top chefs and amateur cooks. 

The many gourmet events held in the area allow chefs the opportunity to come together to experiment with ingredients from both Italian and South Tyrolean cuisine. 

 

 
 

Fresh and seasonal ingredients form the basis of many South Tyrolean recipes. The classics include Knödel and Strudel, as well as risotti and antipasti.

 
 

In and around Merano in South Tyrol, Italian cuisine is influenced by the local Tyrolean culinary tradition.

 
 

Succulent fruits and vegetables are grown in the fields and gardens of the Merano basin, blessed by a favorable location and sunny mild climate. The area...

 
 

Each year at the beginning of October, the Törggelen season begins in South Tyrol. Young and old come together in quaint wine taverns, wine cellars, and...

 
 

The inimitable quality of the products of South Tyrol, the unique natural and cultural landscape, and not least, the sheer dedication of the local farmers...

 
 

Not only people can appreciate the mild Merano climate, but also the weather-sensitive grapes which grow in the amphitheater-shaped natural basin around...