During your yacht charter in Corsica you will have the opportunity to discover the Corsican 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 Corsican cuisine is more turf than surf. If you cruising itinerary allows, try to venture into the Corsican mountainous hinterland where culinary traditions are well preserved. In this post our yacht charter experts give you an introduction to some of the best Corsica's culinary specialities you should try on your upcoming yacht charter in Corsica.
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 Corsican 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 Corsican 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. Corsican 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.