Kastanien von Südtirol (Castagne dell’Alto Adige)

Kastanien von Südtirol, also known as Castagne dell’Alto Adige, are a popular food item in the Bolzano region of Italy. These chestnuts are grown in the mountainous areas of South Tyrol and are known for their sweet and nutty flavor. They are a staple ingredient in many traditional dishes in the region, including soups, stews, and desserts.

Kastanien von Südtirol can be found in many towns and communes in the Bolzano region, including Bressanone, Chiusa, and Vipiteno. They can be purchased at local markets, grocery stores, and specialty shops such as Früchteparadies in Bolzano and Kastanienhof in Völs am Schlern.

One popular recipe that features Kastanien von Südtirol is Kastanien Suppe, a creamy chestnut soup made with bacon, onions, and cream. Another popular dish is Kastanien Knödel, a dumpling made with chestnut flour, bread crumbs, and eggs.

Kastanien von Südtirol has been recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government. This designation ensures that the product is made using traditional methods and ingredients and is of high quality. The specifications for Kastanien von Südtirol include:

– The chestnuts must be grown in the South Tyrol region
– They must be harvested by hand
– They must be dried and stored in a cool, dry place
– They must be free from any defects or damage

– “Kastanien von Südtirol.” Alto Adige. https://www.suedtirol.info/de/erleben/genuss/kastanien-von-suedtirol
– “Kastanienhof.” Kastanienhof. https://www.kastanienhof.it/
– “Früchteparadies.” Früchteparadies. https://www.fruechteparadies.it/