Typical, unique and genuine products
Sardinia is one of the most favourite destinations of national and
international tourists, not only for its natural beauties, but also for its
original and rich gastronomy based on ancient recipes handed down from
generation in generation.
Each province respects its own tradition using the typical products of the
zone. Thanks also to the geographic position of the island, surrounded by
the sea, the fishy lagoons and the relieves inside the island, the typical
ingredients of kitchen are very different but at the same time simple and
The characteristic Sardinian "antipast" that precede lunch or dinner are
constituted by mixed salted pork meats, cured ham, Sardinian pecorino
cheese, olives, everything garnished with fresh vegetables. You may also
find antipasti including crabs, mussels, clams, patellas, sea dates, snails,
curlies, lobster, octopus, mullet processed boe.
BREAD AND PASTA
The Sardinian tradition brags different types of pastas, dried and fresh,
and typical breads. The basic ingredient is always the hard bran of grain,
used to get ready the well-known malloreddus, the bread carasau also known
as music card, the fregola composed by a handmade pasta with small marbles
form and toasted in the oven, the culurgionis with ricotta stuffing.
Among the meat dishes the most characteristic ones are pork on the spit,
roasted and flavoured with branches of myrtle, kid and boiled lamb, as well
as mixed grill of fish.
In Sardinia pork meats are prepared following ancient procedures and using
easy ingredients: salt, few spices and an accurate seasoning. The most
characteristic Sardinian pork meat is the pig or wild boar mountain ham,
also dried or smoked sausages are considered a symbol of the island.
Sardinia is the symbol of pastoral civilization. Goat and sheep breeding
represents the most important economical activity. Among the finest cheeses
we find the Sardinian pecorino, a D.O.C. cheese, produced exclusively in
The traditional Sardinian pastry shop is very assorted and proposes sweets
for every occasion and recurrence. The basic ingredient for most of them
are the almonds: who doesn't know the famous "amaretti" and the "is
pabassinas" with raisin and sapa.
Sardinia can brag an ancient wine-producing tradition, with high quality
wines. The insular wines are strong and with a high gradation. Among the
most appreciated and known there are surely the Cannonau, the Malvasia, the
Vermentino, the Nuragus, the Monica.
Ancient traditions go also for liquors, transforming the rich variety of
plants, features of the insular landscape, in excellent aromatic and
delicate substances. Among the liquors, the symbol is surely the myrtle,
white and red, but we cite also the liquor of Indian fig and the "aqua
vitae", more known with the name of "filu'e ferru".