These products are available at the store and tasted the visitor center. Since production of quality crafts, supplied directly from farms and livestock of the hill Matera, in case of interest is advisable to check availability call us or e-mail.
For the ancient Greeks was the best honey mondo.Di hazel, and’ a powerful antiseptic General, be used against all infectious diseases both pulmonary and urinary tract or intestinal.
Hazel, and’ a powerful antiseptic General, be used against all infectious diseases both pulmonary and urinary tract or intestinal.
Stimulant against fatigue. Recommended for coughs.
Very rare honey asphodel has a light color transparent, almost colorless.
It produces flowers in March-April of Asphodelus species, a wild plant of fallow land and pasture, that blooms in spring in the Park. The sweet flavor and aroma are very delicate and must be tasted to appreciate it without turning other flavors that dominates. The aroma is very persistent and slightly acid and crystallization is very fine.
I profumi dei pascoli murgiani in un rinomato formaggio che da solo vale un viaggio a Matera, prodotto da una piccolissima azienda che lavora da generazioni con dedizione e semplicità.
The caciocavallo cheese
The cows are grazed on wild Murgia, il drift caciocavallo Podolia, noble cheese to eat only table, usually at the end of meals. An advanced degree of maturation (even five, six years) gives a bunch of organoleptic: complex scents, pasture and scrub and a unique lingering taste. (Euro 18,00 per kg)
Cheese made of spun paste that contains within it a pure butter, the Manteca can’ be considered a variant of caciocavallo cheese.
Its name derives from Spanish mantequilla, which indicates butter, and its origins are uncertain and are lost in history: is likely that in ancient, when there was no refrigerators, was the only way to keep butter in the hot season.
It comes in forms of 13-24 cm in diameter and 4-7 cm in height with a surface increspata.La processing is done from raw milk goat, with a technique which is exactly halfway between the production of cheese and the cheese. The milk is collected, hours before processing, milking by hand from individuals not housed, but grazed and entire production cycle is done by manual.
The peppers cruschi
Cuisine Lucan, peppers are long and thin flesh colored green and red, dried in the sun for more 'than a month, ready to be fried in oil oliva.Fra the main store for the winter, peppers in September are bound together with cotton thread often forming large necklaces to hang outdoors.
Washed tomatoes, cut into two parts vertically and sunny day covering them with gauze to prevent insect harassment, as long as they are completely dehydrated. Are conserved in glass jars such as bay leaves and basil, or you bring in oil flavored pleasure.
Olives Baked Ferrandina
Olive Large, pulpy and black gathered full maturity that are dried for a week on the wooden shelves. They are then blanched in boiling water for a few minutes, with the aim of deamarificare olives, then be drained, salted and seasoned with oregano and fennel. After several days of curing at moderate temperatures are wilted after two successive firings in dryers with time have replaced the traditional wood stoves. A table will go wonderfully well with meats, the pecorino cheese. In any case, even good by themselves, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh chopped garlic and grated orange and lemon peel.
Extra virgin olive Maiatico Ferrandina
E’ cultivar of native olive, present only in some small towns of Basilicata (Ferrandina, Missanello, Salandra and a few others) E’ cultandvar of olives that are not rooted out of this area and certainly does not give the same results. The drupes can be transformed with a local ancient and natural process with boiling water, salt and then bake. This gives a slightly bitter taste typical and characteristic.
Matera DOC wines
The wine of Matera finally got the recognition they long for it to: In fact the wines produced in Matera and in the field have recently captured (July 2005) Denomination of Origin (DOC), representing Matera in the world. The youngest wine Doc Lucan, the "Matera DOC" named after the city of the Sassi. There are six types of wine produced Matera DOC, three red and three white, in a sparkling: “Matera Rosso”, “Matera Primitivo”, “Matera Moro”, “Matera Greco”, “Matera Bianco”, “Matera Spumante”. 'S latest follows a natural fermentation in the bottle, a method unique in Southern Italy. The vineyards are at a maximum of 700 asl. and extending for about 1500 hectares of the province of Matera.
Other regional products…
Honey (chestnut, eucalyptus, honeydew, Orange)
Preserves in extra virgin olive oil (Zucchini grilled, Eggplant, Peppers, grape hyacinth, artichokes, spring onions, winter squash)
Vegetable creams (cardoncelli mushrooms, Dried Tomatoes, Turnip tops, Mediterranean pesto, Chili, onions, grape hyacinth, artichokes)
cheese (canestrato cheese pecorino di Moliterno)