The South Tyrolean cuisine takes the best from the world of Italian classics such as pasta and from hearty dishes such as dumplings. The diversity of the culinary tradition appeals to all tastes. You will find both hearty, traditional dishes in South Tyrol and also new, light dishes. South Tyrolean cuisine has its origins in the traditional cooking in the mountain farms. Traditionally, the dishes that came to the table were made mainly from ingredients produced right there on the farm. Over time, however, the hearty cuisine has combined with a more refined and diverse Italian cuisine. The result is a culinary mix that has made the South Tyrolean cuisine well known far beyond the borders of South Tyrol.