Campania Typical products

Campania cooking is definitely symbiotic with tomatoes. The many varieties of tomatoes together with flour, water, basil and mozzarella brought to life the world’s most famous dish, i.e. pizza. Tomato is also the basic ingredient for pasta sauces. And pasta is  another typical dish from Campania: Fusilli alla Vesuviana, Perciatelli di Santa Lucia, Agnolotti alla Napoletana, Pasta alla Puttanesca, Lasagne alla Napoletana, Spaghetti con le Cozze, Vermicelli Marechiro. Other typical dishes are Potatoes Gattò, Fried Pasta, Pasta Timballo, and Sartù. Among the main dishes we find the famous Neapolitan Ragù, Bracioline arrotolate, Neapolitan tripe and Broccoli rabe omelette. Fish is also important: Cod, Calamari, Sardines, Fish skewers and Octopus Luciana style. And cheese, both cow and buffalo milk: Mozzarella, Scamorza, Caciocavallo, Provolone. Finally, desserts:  Pastiera Napoletana, Sfogliatelle, and Struffoli.


Typical products of Campania

  • Albicocca Vesuviana
  • Caciocavallo di Castelfranco → Sannio Falanghina
  • Cacio cavallo Podolico → Taburno Falanghina/Costa d’Amalfi Furore Rosso
  • Caciocavallo Silano DOP → Greco di Tufo
  • Cacioricotta del Cilento → Ischia Biancolella
  • Carciofo di Castellammare → Vesuvio Lacrima Christi Bianco
  • Carciofo di Paestum IGP  San Severo Bianco
  • Castagna di Montella IGP → Sannio Moscato Passito
  • Castagna di Serino  
  • Castagne del Prete
  • Cece di Cicerale Asprinio di Aversa
  • Cervellatina → Campi Flegrei Piedirosso
  • Cilento Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva DOP
  • Cipolla Ramata di Montoro
  • Cipollotto Nocerino DOP
  • Colatura Alici di Cetara → Costa d’Amalfi Bianco
  • Colline Salernitane Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva DOP
  • Fico Bianco del Cilento DOP
  • Irpinia Colline dell Ufita Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva DOP
  • Limone Costa d’Amalfi IGP
  • Limone di Sorrento IGP
  • Marrone di Roccadaspide IGP
  • Melannurca Campana IGP
  • Mozzarella → Greco di Tufo
  • Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP → Fiano di Avellino
  • Nocciola di Giffoni IGP
  • Noce di Sorrento
  • Panuozzo
  • Pasta di Gragnano
  • Pastiera →  Greco di Bianco
  • Pecorino Bagnolese → Costa d’Amalfi Furore Bianco
  • Pecorino di Carmasciano Fiano di Avellino
  • Pecorino di Laticauda → Cirò Rosato
  • Penisola Sorrentina Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva DOP
  • Pizza napoletana → Campi Flegrei Bianco 
  • Pomodorino Campano
  • Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio DOP
  • Pomodoro Corbarino
  • Pomodoro di Sorrento
  • Pomodoro San Marzano DOP
  • Provolone del Monaco DOP  San Severo Rosso
  • Ricotta di Bufala Campana DOP → San Severo Bianco
  • Ricotta fresca di Bufala → Falerno del Massico Bianco
  • Salame di Mugnano  Vesuvio Bianco
  • Salame Napoli → Biferno Bianco
  • Terre Aurunche Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva DOP
  • Vitellone Bianco dell’Appennino Centrale DOP → Torgiano Rosso
Local products in the area surrounding Caserta and water springs
Only thirty minutes away from the Reggia di Caserta here is an activity to discover and taste the local products and to see a water spring in the Parco del Riardo. Two days characterised by breath-taking views of vineyards, olive tree groves and medieval towns, this is the chance to get acquainted with enterprises such as Il Verro and Il Casale di Riardo and to visit a park that is being redeveloped by the FAI (Fondo Ambientale Italiano). In this park people can enjoy a dramatic scenery characterised by beautiful waterways, oak trees, olive tree groves, and organic plantations – and why not sample and taste different kinds of fresh mineral waters.
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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.