Food and Drink in Corsica
How can you talk about Corsica without mentioning its food culture? Let’s start with the wine produced on the island’s hillsides, where sun-drenched vines give it its unique taste. Corsica has no less than 9 AOCs (protected designation of origin).
Charcuterie is definitely a key element of Corsican food. The diversity of products and their subtle taste will not leave you indifferent. Meet the producers directly or browse the local markets to try coppa, lonzu or even prisuttu.
And then there’s Corsican cheese, an essential product in the region. Fresh and creamy brocciu is probably top of the list to try, closely followed by Niolo, Bastilicacciu and Sartène goats’ cheese.
Olive groves are another emblematic feature of Corsica. The hot sunny climate is ideal for producing excellent fruity oils. In 2004, Corsican olive oil obtained a protected designation of origin label.
Other Corsican delicacies not to be missed include honey, canistrellis, delicious small biscuits, chestnut cake and a famous myrtle liquor which you absolutely have to try.
Let’s not forget the seafood. Holidays in Corsica are ideal for enjoying delicious dishes of king prawns, red mullet or sea bream. We also suggest that you try the famous Centuri lobster.