Regional food of Aosta
Regional food of Aosta
Regional food of Aosta

Regional food of Aosta

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Val D'Aosta is the smallest region in Italy but with the highest mountains in Europe and the food is greatly influenzed by France and the Alps.

As with most northern regions, polenta is a part of the staple diet and is served here with smoked bacon and game from the mountains and forests.

Rye bread, cheese fondue, bread thickened soups and stewed, braised and roasted dishes are customary here. Butter, cream and cheese are more important than in other parts of Italy.

A delicious cow's milk cheese called Fontina has been produced in Val D'Aosta since the 12th century. Fontina Val d'Aosta is a semi-cooked, full-fat, semi-hard cheese using unpasteurised milk from a single milking, with two batches being made per day. It has an intense flavour and is noted for its sweet earthy taste.

When the cheese is young it has a softer texture and melts well making it ideal for fondues. The locals make a mouthwatering fondue called Fonduta using Fontina cheese whipped up with eggs and cream and butter. A good melting cheese, Fontina can be substituted in recipes with Gruyère, Emmental, Beaufort, Taleggio, Edam, or Gouda.

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 3,263 km²
      Population: 123,978
      Density: 38/km²
      Capital: Aosta

      National Parks:
      Gran Paradiso National Park
Location of Aosta
Provinces of Aosta
  • Comunes of Aosta
    • Aosta
      • Allein
        Antey-Saint-Andrè
        Aosta
        Arnad
        Arvier
        Avise
        Ayas
        Aymavilles
        Bard
        Bionaz
        Brissogne
        Brusson
        Challand-Saint-Anselme
        Challand-Saint-Victor
        Chambave
        Chamois
        Champdepraz
        Champorcher
        Charvensod
        Chatillon
        Cogne
        Courmayeur
        Donnas
        Doues
        Emarèse
        Etroubles
        Fénis
        Fontainemore
        Gaby
        Gignod
        Gressan
        Gressoney-la-Trinitè
        Gressoney-Saint-Jean
        Hone
        Introd
        Issime
        Issogne
        Jovencan
        La Magdeleine
        La Salle
        La Thuile
        Lillianes
        Montjovet
        Morgex
        Nus
        Ollomont
        Oyace
        Perloz
        Pollein
        Pontboset
        Pontey
        Pont-Saint-Martin
        Prè-Saint-Didier
        Quart
        Rhemes-Notre-Dame
        Rhemes-Saint-Georges
        Roisan
        Saint-Christophe
        Saint-Denis
        Saint-Marcel
        Saint-Nicolas
        Saint-Oyen
        Saint-Pierre
        Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
        Saint-Vincent
        Sarre
        Torgnon
        Valgrisenche
        Valpelline
        Valsavarenche
        Valtournenche
        Verrayes
        Verrès
        Villeneuve
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Aosta Valley Climate (Aosta)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 7 -1 5 42
Feb 12 0 4 39
Mar 14 3 4 19
Apr 17 7 4 31
May 23 13 7 50
Jun 26 15 8 40
Jul 29 17 8 16
Aug 28 18 8 31
Sep 24 13 6 52
Oct 18 10 5 35
Nov 10 3 3 41
Dec 7 0 3 26
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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