Valtellina offers a rich culinary tradition. For lunch or dinner, you can find and enjoy a wide variety of local dishes combined with many cheeses or meats.
Among the traditional dishes we can find Sciat, crispy pancakes with a round shape and a heart of melted cheese, pizzoccheri, polenta, Taroz, a dish of potatoes and green beans, seasoned with butter and Valtellinese cheese, and, as mentioned, many mountain cheeses and local cured meats. The most renowned and famous alpine cheese is Bitto, used in various Valtellinese cuisine dishes and produced directly by the valley's breeders.
Among the many establishments that offer these dishes, we recommend some agriturismi in the area:
Agriturismo della Zia Edda. You could find the structure on the road to the refuge and the Forni valley. They serve homemade cuisine with generous portions, highly recommended for tasting traditional Valtellinese dishes. The address of the establishment is: Via Forni 29, Santa Caterina Valfurva, while the telephone number is +39 338.3730450; we recommend that you book in advance before visiting the establishment
Agriturismo Malva, Valle dell'Alpe. High-altitude structure with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, excellent dishes and delicious cheeses produced on site. The address of the facility is: Strada del Passo del Gavia Località Ponte dell'Alpe, Santa Caterina Valfurva, while the phone number is +39 347.2570023; we recommend booking before visiting the facility.
Agriturismo Caribona. Chalet at an altitude of 2,000mt with incredible panoramic views of the surrounding Alps. Excellent local cuisine with all the traditional dishes of Valtellina. The address of the facility is: Strada per Bormio 2000, Località Caribona, Valdisotto, while the phone number is +39 339.8608335.