The capital of good salami is in Norcia, where pork and wild boar sausages of the highest quality are produced (norcinerie). In any Umbrian restaurant you go, you will not find any that does not include, among its appetizers, some sneaky snacks and tastings of typical salami and cold cuts, so strong is the Umbrian tradition in this regard.
Already highly appreciated by the ancient Romans, Umbrian sausages enjoy undoubted international fame. In addition to the classic "homemade sausage" or "Prosciutto di Norcia IGP", we find various other products with an unusual name such as mule coioni or grandpa's balls.
It is in Perugia that every year Eurochocolate takes place, an Italian festival dedicated to chocolate in all its forms.
In fact, Perugia, in addition to offering some important artisan chocolate production workshops, is also the seat of the historic Perugina, a company that produces, among other things, the famous Baci Perugina chocolates.
In addition to chocolate, artisanal sweets are also very popular such as Torcolo di San Costanzo, prepared in January, on the occasion of the name day of the Saint, Ciaramicola, Frappe and Strufoli, typical Carnival sweets, fave dei morti and Rocciata , typical dessert of the Assisi area, prepared with raisins and dried fruit.
Whether it's for an aperitif, or for a dinner, never miss out on good wine.
Among the DOC products we find delicious red wines such as Sagrantino di Montefalco, Torgiano Rosso Riserva, Rosso Orvietano, produced in the Perugia area.
Some of the best white wines are the Bianco dei Colli Amerini, from the Terni area, and the Pinot Grigio di Torgiano.
There is also no shortage of sparkling wines and passito wines, such as the Torgiano Spumante and the Montefalco Sagrantino passito DOCG.