HURRAY for APULIA!
Apulia that in Italian is written "PUGLIA".
One cannot think of olive oil without thinking of the region of Puglia. Puglia is the “heel” of the Italian “boot”, and the climate is mostly dry with very hot summers. Olive trees thrive in regions where the temperature mostly stays above 15°C, which is the case in Puglia. Peranzana, Coratina, Ogliarola, Cima di Mola are the most famous varieties of olives, but there are many more in the region to discover, each with their own flavour profile to discover.
Olive trees are also renowned because of their extremely long lifespan: Puglia has some of the oldest existing olive trees, which can be up to 3,000 years old. They have become an important symbol in the history not only of Puglia but also in other parts of the Mediterranean, because of their association with longevity, nutritiousness and bond with the land. There are several locations in Puglia where you can tour olive plantations and learn about olive oil tasting, such as Olio Visconti near Foggia, Lamacupa in Corato or Masseria Il Frantoio in Ostuni.
Other food and wine specialities from Apulia?
The famous Burrata which is a fresh cheese, a bag of cheese paste containing stracciatella. So tasty and so famous!
Then Orecchiette the famous small pasta shapes that are made by hand and are shaped like little baby ears.
An Apulian wine? the famous Primitivo, deep red in colour with garnet hues. The bouquet is intense with hints of spices and ripe fruit. The palate is structured, full, with a lively tannic note. It is ideal with meat dishes, particularly game and savoury meats.
You can find all this at Egro, you can come and purchase in the shop or we can send you home a nice box of Apulian delicacies.