Ticino has several traditional businesses that you have to visit on your trip to the canton, where products like milk, cheese, cold cuts, and sweets are made or sold. Here you have a list of the most interesting places you should visit:
Quintorno Will Amaze You
Quitorno is a market that doubles as a cultural center, where you can buy all the local products that are made in Ticino, and also get to know about the farms where these are made and the families who work for it. It’s an interesting place where food and culture combine.
Caseificio Töira has One of the Best Dairy Products in the Area
It’s a family company, where a variety of gourmet cheeses, yogurt and milk are made with ambient friendly procedures, which generates healthy and delicious products. This place offers tours around the property, where you can learn about the making process of the products, and also taste their wonderful cheese.
The Bellinzona Market It’s Full of Colors and Flavors
This is the typical historical market that holds the soul of Ticino, and where all the products, food and beverages that are made locally are sold. Besides, you can also feel the ways of the people.
Alpe Piora Has the Best Meat Cuts Available
This is an interesting place where you can be part of a fun tour to see the process of making cold cuts like raw jam, prosciutto, and salami among others, shown by their own chef. Also, the tour includes a walk through the surroundings of Riton Lake, where you will learn about the life at the Alps, and get to know about the secrets of their specialties.
LATI Federazione Ticinese Produttori di Latte Will Blow Your Mind
LATI is the biggest company that process milk and cheese in Ticino. This company also has a tour where people can visit their fabric and learn about the history of the company, and the watch the food manufacturing process.
Caseificio del Sole Is a Nice Place to have a Taste
It’s a modern farm located at the base of the Alps Mountains in the Aquila field, with a view of the Adula Peak, and with a beautiful view of a lake. Here is where they process milk and cheese with traditional and experienced techniques, where you can be amazed by the beauty of their surroundings and the flavors.
The Bellinzona Castles are Beautiful
This interesting place is located in a real medieval castle, and besides you can be amazed by its beauty, you can also make your own salami, and have a minute to enjoy the view of medieval Bellinzona. It’s definitely a trip you won’t want to miss.
Il casaro dell’alpe di Pesciüm It’s Full of Tasty Cheeses
This is a place where you can find a variety of natural local goods, and you can have a look of their cheese making process, and also buy some of the products.