Embarking on a visit to a quintessential bakery in Matera offers a delightful journey into the heart of local culinary traditions. Step into a traditional bakery in Matera, where the aromatic scent of freshly baked bread and focaccia welcomes visitors. Engage your senses as you indulge in a tasting session featuring an array of local delicacies, including artisanal bread, savory focaccia, and delectable cookies, each carrying the distinctive flavors and textures of this ancient region. As you savor these treats, the baker shares a narrative woven with generations of family recipes, techniques passed down through time, and the deep-rooted significance of bread-making in the cultural fabric of Matera. Your culinary journey extends beyond the bakery's confines as you venture into the streets, guided by the allure of a unique local dish: cold cialledda. This dish, emblematic of Puglia and Basilicata, celebrates the region's bounty and flavors. Crafted from simple yet flavorful ingredients, including stale Matera bread, slices of vibrant red onion, succulent olives, ripe tomatoes, caroselli, aromatic oregano, sea salt, and the region's prized olive oil, cold cialledda embodies the essence of rustic, Mediterranean cuisine. With each bite, experience a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, a symphony of tanginess from the tomatoes, earthiness from the olives, and the hearty satisfaction of the bread, all enhanced by the fragrant olive oil and aromatic oregano. The dish not only tantalizes the palate but serves as a cultural ode to the region's agricultural heritage and culinary ingenuity. In this immersive gastronomic experience, you not only taste the flavors of Matera but also absorb the stories and traditions woven into every bite, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the rich culinary tapestry of this historic land.
- Private expert guide at disposal for 3 hrs in Matera
- Cialledda and Bread Tasting
- Priority Access Entrance ticket to the Chiese Rupestri
- Priority Access Entrance ticket to the Casa Grotta
- Anything not specified in the Inclusions
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