During your yacht charter in Corsica you will have the opportunity to discover the Corsican food and cuisine. Rooted in tradition, with French and Italian influences, the Corsican cuisine is a generous, flavourful cuisine of character that never gets fussy. In the summer, you will find more seafood – especially in the coastal areas. But the traditional cuisine is more turf than surf. If your cruising itinerary allows, try to venture into the mountainous hinterland where culinary traditions are well preserved. In this post our yacht charter experts give you an introduction to some of the most popular culinary specialities you should try on your upcoming Corsica yacht charter
Tasting adventure on your Corsica yacht charter
Shopping list for your yacht crew
Goat & sheep cheese
Choose between goat and sheep, soft and firm cheeses. Each region has its own specialities. Brocciu, the emblematic cheese of Corsica, is similar to ricotta and frequently used in cooking. Other cheese specialties include Corsu Vecchiu, a semi-ripened cheese made from sheep's milk. For a typical tasting, we suggest to buy cheese from Orsatelli brothers and Jean-Louis Guidoni.
The best Corsican charcuterie is made from pork raised in the open air and fed on chestnuts, acorns and other wild fruits. Among the most popular Corsican delicatessen products are Coppa, Lonzu, Prisuttu (dried ham) and Figatellu (liver sausage). With the growing demand, you will now find delicatessen made from imported pork - only 10% of the products on offer are said to come from local pigs fed with chestnuts. Charcuterie is ideally served with a dry, full-bodied red wine.
Canistrelli are small dry biscuits typical of Corsica, which are often enjoyed at tea time soaked in coffee! Biscuits are made from wheat flour, white wine and sugar. Corsicans sometimes add almonds, hazelnuts, lemon or anise.