Porcini mushroom festival
Cortona (ar). Traditional Sagras
Original name: Sagra del Fungo Porcino
Place: Cortona, in Arezzo Province, Valdichiana area.
First year of the festival: 1989
Period: first weekend after 15 August
2019 scheduled on: August Saturday 17 and Sunday 18
Opening times: only dinner from 7 pm
- First courses: zuppa di funghi, porcini mushrooms soup;
- Second courses: porcini fritti, fried porcini mushrooms; porcini trifolati, porcini mushrooms with persil and garlic
A great resource and a delighful dish, back in the past times for peasants and farmers, mushrooms in general and especially porcini mushrooms are still nowadays highly regarded in all Italy.
A taste of some traditional cooking recipes can be found here in this festival; fried porcini mushrooms are unmissable, but we would suggest the mushrooms soup too. The ‘trifolati’ mushrooms are cutted in slices and cooked with olive oil, garlic and parsley.ù