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Norcia - Umbria, Italy's Pork Town Norcia  Italy

Norcia - Umbria, Italy's Pork Town

Italy is a gastronomic paradise with regions dedicated to wine, cheese, truffles and hundreds of other regional products. But when my husband learned of a town dedicated to wild boar, there was no stopping him. We were on our way to Norcia, Umbria – better known to us as ‘Pork Town.’

Stepping inside the Norcia city walls, it didn’t take long to determine the town’s main export. There were plenty of trophies of man’s triumph over the wild boar mounted throughout the tiny town.

Every other shop along the main street is dedicated to all things pork: sausages, hams, terrines, pâtés. If it can be made from a pig, it's available here.

But, luckily for me, it isn't all pork. The shops also stock other regional goodies: risotto rice, olive oils, vinegars, and all things truffle.

In the end, even a non-pork lover like me can admit to enjoying a trip to ‘Pork Town,’ Umbria.

More Information: http://cheeseweb.eu/2013/10/norcia-italy-visit-pork-town/