Food, tradition and culture in the Gailtal Valley
In today's age of fast food and globalisation, the region is proud of it's long heritage of working the land in a sustainable way, preserving the natural resources we have for future generations. The Gailtaler Speck dried bacon and the Gailtaler Almkäse mountain cheese are still made the same way as they were centuries ago and are today recognised as regional products of exceptional quality by the European Union. Here in the south of Carinthia, on the border to Italy, "Gailtåler MundÅrt" means a unique fusion of different cooking cultures!
The beautiful natural surroundings we have been blessed with are the basis for everything we do here in the Gailtal Valley. That goes for food as well, including the Gailtaler Speck bacon, sausages, and Gailtaler Almkäse cheese. Just as important as using natural ingredients is our approach to working with local producers in the valley, which is based on fair and transparent conditions that benefit everyone – even the animals, who enjoy five-star living conditions!
This tradition, passion and attention to detail is reflected in the taste of the food we produce. Highlights that have made the Gailtal Valley famous throughout Austria and beyond include the golden yellow mountain cheese, the dried bacon with its deep red meat and snow-white layer of fat, and the tasty dried sausages prepared according to a traditional recipe. These are just a few of the delicious snacks that visitors should try while on holiday in the region. Many can be bought in nearby shops and taken back home as a tasty souvenir of the valley.
This good, honest local food is just as good for a picnic in the mountains as it is for an elaborate dinner at home with friends. Experience the taste of the Gailtal Valley on holiday with us!
"Gailtål MundÅrt" stands for top-quality local produce and the art of enjoying traditional food from the the Gailtal Valley."
There is as Annual cheese festival held in the valley at Kötschach - Mauthen.
Why not leave the car and catch the train along the valley.