FOOD AND WINE EVENTS IN EMILIA ROMAGNA

Sept-Dec 2018 in various locations

www.winefoodemiliaromagna.com

Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese, Fossa Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar, Lambrusco wine , these are only a few of the incredible foods on offer in Emilia Romagna. In autumn and early winter there is a variety of events to tempt the gourmet visitors: Valtidone Wine Fest near Piacenza (Sept), Fossa Cheese in Talamello (Nov.), Olive oil in Coriano near Rimini (Nov.), Fish Festival in Cesenatico (Nov), Eel Festival in Comacchio (Oct), White Truffle in Sant'Agata Feltria near Rimini (Oct) and the November Porc, a celebration of Parma Ham, Culatello, salami and more in the province of Parma.

SAGRA DELL'UVA – GRAPE FESTIVAL , CUPRAMONTANA

Cupramontana, near Ancona, Marche

4-7 Oct 2018

www.sagradelluva.com

This is one of Italy's oldest grape festivals, and takes place over 4 days culminating on Sunday 1 October. The rich programme of events is a celebration of local traditions, culture and wine making with traditional dances, songs, music, allegoric floats and the Palio of the  Verdicchio Wine, a grape crushing race. Stalls sell food and wine, grapes and other local products.

BOCCACCESCA in CERTALDO

Certaldo near Florence, Tuscany

5-7 October 2018

www.boccaccesca.it

The charming Medieval part of Certaldo in Tuscany holds every year a food and wine fair to pay homage to the great writer Boccaccio, famous for his love of food and the good life, who was born in the town. Food stalls, wine tastings, music and shows will entertain the guests in this beautiful corner of Tuscany. This edition will be dedicated to flowers, their perfume, their colour and their taste!

EUROCHOCOLATE, PERUGIA

Perugia, Umbria

19-28 October 2018

www.eurochocolate.com

This will be the 25th edition of Eurochocolate, the annual delicious appointment in the lovely town of Perugia for all lovers of chocolate, professionals in the field and importers. Tastings, exhibitions, workshops, shows for the 10 days of the duration of this festival. This year's event is dedicated to the celebrations of its silver anniversary.

WHITE TRUFFLE FAIR IN ACQUALAGNA

Acqualagna, Marche

28 Oct-11 November 2018

www.comune.acqualagna.ps.it

Acqualagna's central square, Piazza Mattei, hosts the Fair with over one hundred stands, where you can buy fresh truffles and other local quality products such as cured meats, wine, honey and cheese. The town has been recognized as the “Capital of Taste”, thanks to its quality products, tradition, history and authentic flavours. The white truffle is the most valuable on the market in terms of its nutritional properties and price.

WHITE TRUFFLE FAIR IN ALBA

Alba, Piedmont

6 Oct-25 November 2018

www.fieradeltartufo.org

This will be the 88th edition of this popular fair dedicated to the extraordinary delicacy that is the Alba White Truffle. A myriad of events spanning from: cinema festival, medieval representations such as the Palio degli Asini (7 October), beauty contest, wine tastings of the famous Barbera and Barbaresco wines, food-related  events, theatre, music to culminate with the world famous Truffle market for the best and biggest truffle.

NATIONAL CHESTNUTS FAIR, CUNEO

Cuneo, Piedmont

19-21 October 2018

www.marrone.net

This is the 20th edition of  the National Chestnut Fair in Cuneo. The event fills the old town with tastes, aromas, sights and sounds for four full days and attracting exhibitors from all over Piedmont and beyond.

EIN PROSIT, food and wine festival in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Tarvisio - Malborghetto, Friuli Venezia Giulia

18-21 October 2018

www.einprosit.org

Ein Prosit, one of the most important food and wine events of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, organized by Consorzio di Promozione Turistica del Tarvisiano, di Sella Nevea e Passo Pramollo, in collaboration with the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia; it is held in November in Tarvisio and Malborghetto. The main event is the "Show-Taste" in Palazzo Veneziano in Malborghetto with the presence of about 150 producers, divided into a section called "Vineyard", dedicated to  wines from indigenous grape from Friuli Venezia Giulia, from Italy and the neighboring Austria, Germany, Croatia and Slovenia, and one called "Culinaria" dedicated to producers of quality food products.

FORMAGGI IN PIAZZA – CHEESES ON THE SQUARE IN SONDRIO

Sondrio, Lombardy

27-28 October 2018

http://eventi.comune.sondrio.it/site/home/eventi/manifestazioni/articolo17061.html

This yearly festival of unpasteurized milk cheese, in its 13th edition, is a showcase of cheeses from Lombardy and Piedmont mountains and offers tastings, music, workshops, guided tours, mountain bike excursions and themed menus in bars and restaurants.

GARDA CON GUSTO – LAKE GARDA

Riva del Garda, Trentino

2-4 November 2018

 https://www.gardatrentino.it/it/Garda-con-gusto-riva-del-garda/

Three days of full immersion in the traditions and innovations of the gastronomic offer of Lake Garda and Trentino. The main local delicacies is Carne Salada (salted meat), but the region also showcases: extra virgin olive oil, broccoli from Torbole, fish from the lake, vegetables from Val di Gresta, beers, wines, coffee and cakes, all with the background of Lake Garda and the mighty Dolomites.

MERANO WINE FESTIVAL& CULINARIA FOOD FESTIVAL

Merano, South Tyrol

9-13 November 2018

www.meranowinefestival.com

Information, culture and the social world of wine are united at the Kurhaus, the famous Art Nouveau building in the heart of Merano. Fine wines and haute gastronomie are brought together with the simple unifying idea of “true excellence”. More than 500 selected Italian and international vintners and over a hundred producers of the very best in gastronomy are at the heart of what is on offer here, bringing to the event a selection of the highest quality products available on the market.

FRANTOI APERTI (OPEN HOUSE AT THE OIL MILLS) in UMBRIA

Various locations, Umbria Region

1- 25 November 2018

www.frantoiaperti.net

The “Open House at the Oil Mills” Now in its 21st edition this year and will offer 4 fabulous, not-to-be-missed weekends for rediscovering a truly one of a kind product, olive oil. Loads of events will be hosted throughout Umbria along the Oil Dop Road during the extended edition of “Open House at the Oil Mills” dedicated to Dop Umbria extra virgin olive oil to be held in participating towns and oil mills along with entertainment and cultural initiatives.

FESTA DEL TORRONE, CREMONA

Cremona, Lombardy

17-25  November 2018

www.festadeltorronecremona.it

Torrone is the sweet nougat typical of Cremona, now famous all over the world. This year Cremona dedicates 9 days to its delicious creation with stalls selling all types of torrone, shows, music, historical re-enactments, typical Cremonese meals to be enjoyed in the many restaurants of the city and the construction of a giant torrone in the main piazza.

CIOCCO SHOW IN BOLOGNA
Bologna

15-18 November 2018

www.cioccoshow.it

Ciocco Show in Bologna is as major event dedicated to chocolate pays homage to the food of the gods: a schedule of tasty treats, fun, culture and shows, with an eye to fair trade, to promote a shorter supply chain (from cocoa to chocolate) and ensure that the right compensation is paid to raw material producers.

FIERA DEL BUE GRASSO IN CARRU'
Carrù (Cuneo), 13 December 2018
http://www.cuneoholiday.com/index.php?id=310&evento=546&ev_sezione=2&L=1&limit=60

The “Fat Ox Fair” is an irresistible event- a living mix of local traditions, excellent food, competition, good wine, colourful people from bull breeders to bull buyers, markets and emotions held in the picturesque Langhe wine region. Eat the famous “bollito misto” to complete your day!