Organic Itinerary in Italy
Mustard has an ancient origin starting with its ancestors in the Middle Ages until today. Flavors and fragrances are matched in several dishes. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Lazzaris proposed his recipe: quinces, candied fruit and mustard oil. High-grade ingredients mark this renowned product for his quality and goodness.
In recent years people have paid attention to the nature and good eating. This is the reason why the “organic culture” has been spreading to more and more consumers: Lazzaris has recognized this change and now many of its products are made with organic raw materials. Mustards, jams, preserves and sweet-spicy sauces are born from natural processes.
What does organic mean?
Everybody wants to understand the organic concept to figure out the value of the products that can be defined with this adjective. Organic agricolture and farming use only natural preparations, fertilizers and predators in their production and working processes, keeping out the possibility to use chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Consequently, products from organic crops and processes are totally natural and they do not contain artificial material residues.
A whole organic meal in Italy?
Eating organic meals in Italy is really simple by now, because products coming from organic agriculture or farming are more and more, whatever the area you are. In every region, there are a lot of local specialities that you can’t miss.
Some examples? Starting from Piedmont, for instance: in the Alps and their valleys there are farms where the typical blue cheese are made with organic goat’s milk or cow’s milk (they make a good match with organic figs jam).
The emblem of Italian cuisine in the world becomes organic too: the pasta. From fusilli to rigatoni or to spaghetti: all sizes are produced in several pasta manufacturing plants with all natural flours. These flours are cultivated in different Italian regions and they can be durum wheat semolina (whole or not), spelt flour or corn (mainly in Umbria, Lazio e Sicily).
From Tuscany to Puglia for tasting 100% organic wines: in the last years these two region have received numerous awards for local oenological products, made with organic grapes and all natural processes. Which famous specialities do you need to try in Tuscan or Apulian territory to enjoy organic products from farm to fork? The Vin Santo del Chianti, The Barricato Rosso of Tuscany, the Ciliegiolo of Maremma for the first, the Primitivo of Puglia Igp Bio or the variety of Passito Igt.