A unique heritage rich in local and quality products

Circumnavigating the volcano and crossing the twenty Municipalities within the territory of Etna Park, you will experience a delicious cocktail of tastes: from Nicolosi mushrooms to Pedara apples, Zafferana Etnea honey, Linguaglossa sausages, Maletto strawberries, Bronte pistachio, Adrano salads, Belpasso nougats, and Ragalna oil. And wine, a quality wine increasingly appreciated all over the world coming from the wonderful vineyards of Milo, Sant'Alfio, Viagrande, Castiglione di Sicilia, Randazzo, Linguaglossa, and Piedimonte Etneo, whose growth is favored by the extraordinary fertile lava soil.
Etna Park has already started activities aiming at enhancing local agri-foodstuffs, wine and gastronomy, as well as products coming from organic farming and integrated production. As far as designations of origin and geographical indications, Etna boasts the DOC Etna label for White, Red, Rosé, and White Superior wine, PDO Monte Etna for extra-virgin olive oil, PDO label for Etna Prickly Pear, PGI label for Etna Cherry, PDO label for Sicilian Pecorino cheese, and some Slow Food Presidia protecting and promoting products like Bronte Pistachio and Etna Tabacchiera Peach.

Prickly pear of Etna
Prickly pear of Etna
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The very ancient cheese production includes Sicilian Pecorino Cheese, widespread all over the Island and one of the most ancient kinds of cheese of the Sicilian tradition. It is a hard and raw cheese exclusively obtained from whole sheep's milk, fresh...
Category: Cheese
Etna Cherry
Etna Cherry, whose recognition by Mipaf is under examination, is cultivated in an area of about 500 ha, with a production of no more than 1,000 tons (Giarre, S. Alfio, Milo, and Trecastagni). It is a rare fruit representing an ancient local product of...
Category: Fruit
Etna Cola Apple and Gelato Cola Apple
Etna Cola Apple and Gelato Cola Apple are closely linked to the area of Catania or, better, to Etna, and have their producers' association. Etna apple orchards cover an area of about 600 ha, 80% of which within the Park area and, often produced with...
Category: Fruit
Etna Prickly Pear
Among fruit and vegetable products, only Etna Prickly Pear has already obtained the PDO label. It involves the territories of Belpasso, Adrano, Biancavilla, Ragalna, S. Maria di Licodia. The different cultivars of Opuntia ficus Indica have been named...
Category: Fruit
Maletto Strawberries involve an area of only 50 ha in the Municipality of Maletto. They are extremely good but also very perishable strawberries: for this reason, they are sold in the local markets.
Category: Fruit
Without a doubt, the pear represents one of the most important fruit species in the area of Etna. Some autochthonous cultivars are still rather widespread and well known (Ucciardone, Spineddu, etc.); however, most of them are extremely rare and, often,...
Category: Fruit
Monte Etna Oil
Monte Etna oil is obtained for at least the 65% from the variety Nocellara etnea and from other varieties present in the area (Moresca, Brandofino, Biancolilla, etc.). It has a yellow color with green reflections, a slightly fruity scent, a fruity taste...
Category: Oil
Bronte Green Pistachio has been recognized with a the temporary decree issued by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, and is waiting for the Community Rules making its label official. Its production area includes only the Municipalities of Adrano, Bronte,...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Quality Brands:
Slow Food Presidium
Etna Mushrooms
In the forests of Etna, several mushroom species and genera grow. Their aroma derives from their particular development in symbiosis with some plants, from which they absorb perfumes and aromas, like resin from pine trees, a particular sweetness from...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Etna DOC
Etna DOC is the first wine becoming the symbol of the Province of Catania and has been the first wine to obtain the DOC label in August 1968. It includes Red, Rosé, White, and Superior White wine. The vines used are all autochthonous, and are 80%...
Category: Wine
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