Holidays for Food Lovers in SalzburgerLand
Culinary Delights from the Farmer’s Kitchen - Would You Like to Try?
The enticing aroma of fresh bread makes it hard to stay in bed. Even if it’s during your holiday. Breakfast is a delight to the taste buds. Home-made black currant jam, a savoury spread made with quark and herbs from the garden and elderflower juice. A few weeks ago, the elder tree next to the farmhouse was still in bloom. How energising! In the afternoon, you may get some freshly baked apple strudel. Have you ever heard of “Pofesen”? You will love this sweet treat from SalzburgerLand. Simply come and see for yourself!
A Farm Holiday in Austria Tastes Like This
Home-Made and Fresh Food
Culinary delights are a must for every good holiday. Who doesn’t like starting the day with an ample, delicious breakfast? It’s even better when everything on the breakfast table is carefully prepared on site with locally grown food and home-made products from the farm. Freshly baked bread, jam with berries from the garden, a glass of milk from the cows in the barn and a piece of home-made cheese or sausage. If there’s a beehive on the farm, you can indulge in a delectable treat: fresh honey. And if the kids even go to the henhouse in the morning to collect eggs, everything’s perfect. You can start your day with an indulgent breakfast!
Apart from breakfast, a lot of farms with holiday apartments provide breakfast boxes or order bread and rolls from the local bakery for you. Some farms even offer stays including half board.
Learn How Food Is Produced
Get Involved instead of Watching
Where does the egg on the breakfast table come from? What does it take to produce a piece of cheese? Have you ever tried milking a cow?
Join the farmers in the barn and help them feed and milk the cows. Experience a day on the farm at first hand. Guests are often welcome to take part in farm activities such as preparing traditional meals, harvesting apples or potatoes or making yoghurt and cheese. Some farms organise bread baking workshops or guided herb walks and workshops. Of course, you can peek over the farmers’ shoulders when they’re milking the cows or join in the daily animal feeding. Especially your kids will love it!
Culinary Highlights in SalzburgerLand
Local Delicacies in Salzburg
Schnitzel, pork roast with crispy crackling or apple strudel - certain dishes immediately make you think of a holiday for food lovers in Austria. But every province in Austria boasts a number of local delicacies that can’t be found anywhere else. Also in SalzburgerLand, every region has its own unique specialities. In regions with many lakes, the most classic dishes are made with fresh fish. In the mountainous regions, you’ll find all kinds of variations with “Nocken” (a type of fresh pasta) or “Nidei” (a type of gnocchi). While the Pinzgau region is famous for its “Kasnocken” (a type of fresh pasta with grated cheese), people in the Pongau region love “Fleischkrapfen” (a savoury fried dough containing a filling made with small pieces of meat or sausage).
On the one hand, the traditional cuisine in Salzburg is substantial, hearty, but also sweet. On the other hand, it’s the heritage of old cooking traditions and food preparation techniques. Since the use of various herbs is characteristic for the traditional cuisine in Salzburg, the meals are also very healthy and energising.
Great Dishes from SalzburgerLand to Add to Your Food Bucket List
All-Time Classics - Sweet Treats
Every province has a number of all-time classics and you can’t go home without having tried them. That’s also how it’s like in SalzburgerLand. Everyone knows “Salzburger Nockerl”, a mouth-watering dessert made with egg white foam that resembles three mountains. You’ll find it on the menu in a lot of restaurants in the city of Salzburg. The cuisine in the mountain cabins and alpine huts is known for its scrumptious sweet treats. Apart from the all-time favourites such as “Kaiserschmarrn” (a fluffy pancake that’s split into pieces while frying) and “Germknödel” (a fluffy yeast dough dumpling filled with plum jam), you should absolutely try “Bauernkrapfen” (a fried dough pastry eaten with jam). The latter is a sweet delight that you can often try in staffed mountain cabins (in summer) and on farmer’s markets. If you’re lucky, they are served on the farm you’re staying in or you can even have a look when the farmer prepares this delicacy. “Pofesen” is another sweet treat to die for. This simple dessert is made of sliced bread with a topping of plum jam, soaked in beaten eggs and milk, then pan fried. Most people know it as “French toast” even though it was not invented in France. Did you know that the French call it “pain perdu” (meaning “lost bread”)?
All-Time Classics - Savoury Treats
There’s one local delicacy from SalzburgerLand that needs lots of time to prepare. But it’s worth it! We’re talking about “Fleischkrapfen”. This traditional dish is usually served as a main course. It’s a savoury fried dough containing a filling made with small pieces of meat or sausage. It’s usually served with sauerkraut. Without a filling, the dough can also be fried and eaten with sauerkraut or jam. Simply add the topping and roll it up. That’s a different dish that goes by the name of “Bladln” or “Blattlkrapfen” in the Pongau region. While the locals in the Pongau region call “Fleischkrapfen” their signature dish, people in the Pinzgau region can’t do without “Kasnocken”, a type of fresh pasta with grated cheese. This popular dish is a must-try in any mountain cabin, whether it’s on an alpine pasture or in a ski resort.
Peace, Comfort and Culinary Delights in the Mountains
Holidays in Mountain Cabins & Chalets
On the alpine pastures in Salzburg, you can enjoy your holiday in peaceful seclusion. Set out on a hike or a mountain biking tour. It’s the best way to explore nature and get to know the animals that spend their summer here.
Regain your strength in one of the mountain cabins. A snack includes fresh produce such as buttermilk, home-made cheese or butter - made from milk that the animals that are grazing here, on the alpine pastures, produce. A traditional snack platter usually includes home-made products only: cold cuts and cheeses produced by the livestock, vegetables and herbs from the garden, home-made spreads and freshly baked bread.
A small glass of fruit spirit is an essential part of every good break in a mountain cabin! Would you like to spend your holidays in the mountains? Rent a mountain cabin or chalet, just for you.