Calabria Typical products

Calabria cooking is strongly based on fish but complemented by the peasant tradition of the inland, based on vegetable patch products, shepherding and cattle raising. Onions, especially those from Tropea, and chili pepper are typical ingredients of this region. For entrée Macaruni, Scivateddi, Vermicelli c’a Muddica, Sagne Chine  and a few soups such as ’Ndugghia, Onion Soup, Licurdia, Lima Beans and Chicory soup. As main dishes we like Murseddo, Polpettone, and stuffed rabbit. Typical among the cheeses are Caciocavallo, Provole, Ricotta and Pecorino. Lastly Pitte, variously stuffed focaccia and Taralli, both sweet and savoury, are very popular.


Typical products of Calabria

  • Alto Crotonese Olio Extra vergine di oliva DOP
  • Bergamotto di Reggio Calabria DOP
  • Bruzio Olio Extra vergine di oliva DOP
  • Butirro → Verbicaro Bianco
  • Caciocavallo Silano DOP → Lamezia Bianco
  • Cacioricotta → Cirò Rosato
  • Capocollo di Calabria DOP → Pollino
  • Cipolla Rossa di Tropea
  • Clementine di Calabria IGP
  • Felciata → Verbicaro Bianco
  • Fichi di Cosenza DOP
  • Giuncata → San Vito di Luzzi Bianco
  • Lametia Olio Extra vergine di oliva DOP
  • Limone di Rocca Imperiale IGP
  • Liquirizia all’Anice
  • Liquirizia di Calabria DOP
  • Liquore alla Liquirizia
  • Mostaccioli → Moscato di Trani
  • Mozzarella Silana → San Vito di Luzzi Bianco
  • Musulupu dell’Aspromonte → Bivongi Bianco
  • Pancetta di Calabria DOP → Cirò Rosso
  • Patata della Sila
  • Pecorino Crotonese DOP → Cirò Rosso Classico
  • Pecorino del Monte Poro → Scavigna Bianco
  • Pomodoro di Belmonte
  • Rasco → Pollino Rosso
  • Ricotta → Cirò Bianco
  • Ricotta di Pecora → Lamezia Bianco
  • Salsiccia di Calabria DOP → Lamezia Rosso
  • Soppressata di Calabria DOP → Castel del Monte Rosso
  • Torrone di Bagnara IGP


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Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.