South Tyrol

The food and drink of South Tyrol

by Great Italian Chefs 18 April 2016

Wondering where to go on your next foodie getaway? With a galaxy of Michelin stars, unique herbs, foraged vegetables and some of the best views in Europe, South Tyrol may have everything you're looking for.

Great Italian Chefs is a team of passionate food-lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest news, views and reviews from the gastronomic mecca that is Italy.

Great Italian Chefs is a team of food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest news, views and reviews from the gastronomic mecca that is Italy. From Veneto and Lombardy in the north to Calabria and Sicily in the south, we celebrate the very best of this glorious cuisine and try to bring you a little bit of la dolce vita wherever you are.

Italy – home to sun-kissed beaches, lush vineyards, ancient cities and serene islands. While the traditional images of Italy do account for the majority of the country, there’s one region in the north that’s wild and rugged, filled with jagged mountains, overgrown forests and vast green glades. Its name is South Tyrol, and it also happens to be home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in Italy.

Sharing its borders with Austria, the culture of South Tyrol is as much Germanic as it is Italian. Variations of knödel sit alongside gnocchi and apple strudel is enjoyed just as much as gelato. It’s this fusion of flavours that has allowed the chefs to experiment and play with the local cuisine – something which can be met with resistance in other parts of Italy.

As the region has become such an important destination for intrepid foodies seeking out new and exciting flavours, we’re bringing to life everything South Tyrol has to offer. From interviews with its most famous Michelin-starred chefs and a look at its best restaurants to shedding light on some of the native ingredients exclusive to the area and finding out the history of the remote communities living amongst the mountains, we’ve got everything covered. If you fancy a taste of South Tyrol right now, we’ve also got a collection of Michelin-starred recipes for you to make at home, but the only way to truly appreciate this incredible cuisine is to go and visit the place yourself – you’ll have a whole new appreciation for alpine cooking.

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Michelin-starred cuisine

Combining rustic architecture with elegant interiors, South Tyrol's starred restaurants look as good as the dishes they serve. Read more about some of the best in the region.

The food and drink of South Tyrol

From foraged herbs such as Lady's Mantle and Iceland Moss to alpine cheeses and over forty varieties of carrot, South Tyrol has its fair share of unique ingredients. The wine is also some of the best in Italy – learn more about what's on offer.