Since we have talked about Chianti on our last blog post, we thought we could stay in the region a bit more and recommend a typical italian gourmet food deli, with a very selected range of tuscan products and wines.
Having spent the day at the Chianti, and having tasted wine the whole morning, our spinning heads and our empty stomachs were desperately asking for some good italian food! Since we had our italian cousin Alessandro with us, a sommelier and a local, who knows the area extremely well, we ended up in the little medieval town of Radda for some lunch. He organised for us to have lunch at a gourmet deli store, where the owner had agreed to feed us an assortment of curated meats (that they make themselves at the upstair floor), cheeses, breads, olives and of course more wine! Thats how we discovered Casa Porciatti, a little piece of paradise, hidden downstairs at the end of an alley, in one of the small streets of Radda in Chianti.
Is a beautiful medieval town enclosed in large defensive walls. Located up on a hill between the valleys of Arbia and Pesa, it has ancient origins. Today, Radda in Chianti and its surroundings are famous destinations for relaxing holidays in Tuscany. Several restaurants and wine shops in town offer excellent Tuscan dishes and the opportunity to taste the Chianti Classico DOC produced in the area.
In 1965 Gigi Porciatti made his dream come true, opening a shop in Radda in Chianti, selling there dressed pork products he produced himself. His children still run the business today, together with the whole family, offering the best Tuscan gastronomic specialities. The famous specialties of casa Porciatti are the dressed pork products processed personally by Luciano Porciatti and his son Francesco, using the techniques and secrets of days gone by: from the choice of the meats to preparation and, maturing. Soprassata, burisco, finocchiona, collared pork, salami, ham and the famous " Tonno di Radda" are the proud of the Porciatti Family.
Radda in Chianti is located in the north of Siena province, in the border with the province of Florence and Arezzo
Casa Porciatti website : www.casaporciatti.it