Pheasant, wild boar, pulses and honey were already loved by the Etruscans. But even more essential are the high quality Umbrian olive oils and black truffles. This winter truffle is a true delicacy and at is best in January. It is used in sauces, risotto, fresh pasta, olive oil, freshly sliced over fish and steak or in chocolate truffles.
Amazing local salami, sausages, and ham can also be found in Umbria. Perugia has been known since the beginning of the previous century for the ‘Baci Perugina’, a chocolate bonbon. The wrapper contains a note with quotation about love from Aristotle, Oscar Wilde or William Shakespeare.