Flavours

Flavours

REAL CHOCOLATE
10-12 February 2017
Modena, Piazza Matteotti
The Modena festival dedicated to Italian master artisan chocolatiers and all chocoholics.


CHEESE FACTORY OPEN HOUSE
22 - 23 April 2017
Modena and province

The Cheese Factory Open House returns offering a chance to visit the world of Parmigiano Reggiano, meet the cheesemakers and buy directly from the producers.

You can take advantage of your visit to discover the beautiful sites locally and enjoy typical traditional dishes thanks to suggestions for the weekend from the individual cheese factories.


RUBY RED
May - June 2017
Bomporto

Six evenings of culture and Lambrusco di Sorbara tasting hosted by the main wine producing companies.
Visitors will get to know the culture of Lambrusco and its lands, thanks to product tasting, visits to wineries and the production cycle.


STUZZICAGENTE/TASTE BUD TICKLER

29 May and 1 October 2017
Modena
The food and wine event held in the historical centre, featuring specialities from Modena, and lots more besides, plus tables set up for the occasion. Just choose one or more itineraries, each one corresponding to a menu and you will earn the right to taste a complete meal, from antipasto to dessert, including aperitif and coffee.


STREET FESTIVAL
12 – 14 May 2017
Modena, Novi Sad Park
The festival that is all about the street, with more than 20 food trucks

 

NOCINOPOLI
17 – 18 June 2017
Modena, Piazza Matteotti
The city of “nocino”, a typical modenese liqueur.


ST. JOHN’S FAIR AND TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR CONTEST

22 - 25 June 2017
Spilamberto
The Fiera di San Giovanni (St. John’s Fair) in Spilamberto attracts thousands of visitors with its displays of agricultural products, crafts and local industry. The programme also includes shows, sports competitions, exhibitions, children’s workshops, restaurants offering typical cuisine and markets. During the fair, the members of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Consortium will give the Palio di San Giovanni award to the best family-produced Balsamic.


AGRICULTURAL AND ANIMAL SHOW
July 2017
Nonantola

For four days, Nonantola will fill with music and spectacle, product stalls, craft and antiques markets, equestrian games, shows and entertainment.


WINE IN JULY 
July 2017
Carpi

An event to promote Lambrusco DOC from Santa Croce.
Local wineries will be hosting six events: readings, concerts, special openings with guided visits and tasting sessions illustrated in a map and a brochure.

GRAPE AND LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO FESTIVAL
September 2017
Castelvetro

An event involving the whole town that enhances and champions the farming vocation of the Castelvetro area, promoting its wine and food excellences, history and characteristics of its main product, with a rich variety of examples,
Lambrusco Grasparossa will be the focal point of initiatives taking place in courtyards and piazzas in the historical centre.


LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA FESTIVAL
September 2017
Sorbara

The Lambrusco di Sorbara festival returns again this year to liven up the streets of this town on the two traditional weekends in mid-September.
The four evening will see musical and cultural entertainment and a gastronomic stand serving typical festival specialities, plus a pizzeria.

CASTELFRANCO TRADITIONAL TORTELLINO FESTIVAL
2nd week in September 2017
Castelfranco Emilia
For the entire week you can taste the Castelfranco Traditional Tortellino, the pasta made and rolled by hand, strictly cooked and served in meat stock. Every year, the second Sunday of September sees the historical re-enactment, in period costume, of the legendary birth of the tortellino, with appointment of an "innkeeper" who for a year is the custodian of this local culinary tradition.


LOTTA PER LA SPADA DEI CONTRARI/BATTLE FOR THE CONTRARI SWORD
September 2017
Savignano sul Panaro

Contest between the town’s six districts to celebrate donation of the feud of Savignano to Uguccione dei Contrari (1409).
Youngsters in the town’s six districts fight in games of strength and ability to win the highly prized trophy "Contrari Sword". For two days, the medieval town of Savignano sul Panaro is turned into an enchanted place where visitors and passers-by are free to mingle with hundreds of characters wearing precious period costumes, enjoying, quite free of charge, all the atmosphere and the many fixed and itinerant spectacles that add fun to the event.


MAST CÒT - SHOWCASE OF CARS AND BALSAMIC FLAVOURS
1st weekend of October
Spilamberto
An event dedicated to the cooking of grape must in the open-air organised in Spilamberto by the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena in collaboration with the Consortium, Le Botteghe di Messer Filippo and Spilamberto town council, held on the first weekend in October.


GUSTI.A.MO17
1 October 2017
Modena

Two days dedicated to excellent tastes from Modena:
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena PDO, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena PGI, Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, Prosciutto from Modena PDO and Modena Lambrusco PDO wines. Conferences, guided visits, company open days and tasting sessions.


LA BONISSIMA
13 - 15 October 2017
Modena

A festival of taste and typical products from Modena. The unique, splendid location of Piazza Grande once again hosts the market-show of top-end gastronomy, with participation by over forty producers, exclusively from the province of Modena.


ZAMPONE AND COTECHINO MODENA IGP FESTIVAL
9  December 2017
Modena and Castelnuovo Rangone

A unique chance to taste and discover these delicious pre-cooked sausages in their homeland.