BACCANALE DI IMOLA
Tasting counter of wines and agri-food products from the Imolese area | 12-14
Multipurpose Hall Enzo and Dino Ferrari Racetrack | Ayrton Senna Square
As per tradition, November
brings one of the most eagerly awaited and eventful food and wine events to Romagna.
It is the Baccanale di Imola, three weeks dedicated to the culture of good food with meetings,
seminars, tastings, cultural and musical entertainment. The theme of the year
it is dedicated to the «Ripieni», which in the Romagna tradition indicate some gods
more typical dishes: stuffed pasties, stuffed pasta, stuffed tortelli, the
turkey and vegetables.
The local wines will have their moment to
protagonists during the second weekend of November.
From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 November 2022,
the Imola racetrack will host a great «tasting of the Imolese»: more than 100
wine labels presented by the respective companies. In addition to wine, the “Banco
d'Assaggio” (created in collaboration with the Consorzio Vini di Romagna,
the Voluptates Association, the AIS Delegation of Imola, the Strada dei Vini e dei
Flavors of the Colli d'Imola and the B. Scappi hotel management school in Castel San
Pietro Terme) will present to the public a selection of mills of the
Romagna and food pairings with local products.
payment €15. There
ticket office is active up to 30 minutes before closing.
Tickets on www.baccanaleimola.it
FOSSA CHEESE FAIR
Sogliano | 20, 27 November and 4 December 2022
Sogliano al Rubicone is the homeland
of pit cheeses. A small, enchanting village in eastern Romagna al
border with San Marino which stood out for the production of a particular
cheese matured in ancient pits in the shape of a flask, dug directly
in the sandstone rock to a depth of about three meters. This tradition
was born in the Middle Ages: the farmers of Sogliano, at the end of spring,
they came to the village to entrust their cheeses to the "pitchers" because they were there
kept during the summer. They picked up their products in November, ready
to be able to face the "lean" of the winter season.
Today the opening of the pits, fixed
during the last weekend of November, it is celebrated by one of the most
important events related to this particular technique of refining the
cheese. A festival deeply felt by the Soglianese population, which has
created his own cult circuit.
To celebrate the cheese of
pit, the Consorzio Vini di Romagna has chosen an exceptional pairing: Romagna
Albana Passito Docg, a jewel of Romagna and an extraordinary passito wine
obtained from the homonymous vine. At each tasting station, the public
it can match a glass of Albana Passito coming from a different one
consortium company. The choice of Romagna Albana Passito Docg
enhances one of the most precious pairings: the important aging of the cheese
di Fossa di Sogliano Dop - with a strong taste, rich in herbaceous scents, savory and
almost spicy - it masterfully accompanies the velvety sweetness of Albana
Passito which releases, by contrast, notes of honey and dried fruit. A
triumph of flavors for true connoisseurs, which is never cloying thanks to the
expressed from the albana grape.