Food and wine

A complete guide to typical food of Puglia

To truly understand the culture of a destination you must taste the local flavors. Puglia has one of Italy’s most desired cuisines and you can learn what you need to try on your visit.  Are you curious to know what to taste ? Here it is a list of typical food of Puglia you can’t miss.

BURRATA. It is probably the most appreciated Apulian cheese in the world. A bag of mozzarella dough jealously encloses the stracciatella inside, a mixture of cream and shredded mozzarella.

ALTAMURA BREAD. A sourdough bread that stays fresh for one week made of semolina and varieties of durum wheat grown locally. Since 2013 it has been a DOP product.

MEAT BOMBS. Apulian street food “bombette” are small pork rolls filled with cheese, salt and pepper.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. The varieties of olives present in Puglia have an incomparable quality for the production of extra virgin oil. The most well known are the Ogliarola, Coratina and Peranzana.

ORECCHIETTE. Apulian pasta differs from other regions’ both in size and, often, in raw material. “Orecchiette” are very particular and the original ones are found only in this region. Furthermore the burnt wheat ones are a made with peculiar “burnt” grain used to make dough tasty and characteristic.

PANZEROTTO. It is a shell of fried dough, which following skilful processing takes the shape of a crescent. The classic filling includes tomato and mozzarella, but there are many tasty variations. Made of strictly local ingredients, it has become an ambassador of Apulian flavors in the world: wheat, mozzarella, olive oil and tomato.

In addition, there are delicious fine wines in this region. So are you ready to taste the typical food of Puglia ? Have a look at our food tour itinerary for further information.