Törggelen – Beautiful & cozy!
Harvest time, fall time, Törggelen time. The most beautiful time of year has begun in South Tyrol – certainly when it comes to food.
Every year in the fall, all signs point to enjoyment! The wonderfully colorful landscape invites you to take leisurely walks along the Buschenschänke. The new wine, chestnuts, fresh grapes and homemade specialties are offered there.
In the meantime, the “Törggelen ” tradition has experienced a real revival. In addition to the locals, this custom is also attracting more and more guests. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is still very relaxed and simply beautiful – and therefore always worth a trip!
Our alternative tip for a real South Tyrolean feeling at home: a Törggelen evening with friends and delicacies from Feinkost Käfer. Good wine, fine bacon, Schüttelbrot bread, fresh chestnuts and a good mood are the ingredients you need.
South Tyrolean beetle delicacies
These are our top recommendations for your Törggelen evening :
Beetle summit striker
This Grüner Veltliner was bottled exclusively for Käfer and promises harmonious acidity, delicate apple aromas and a lively lightness.
The perfect accompaniment to hearty delicacies for us.
What is new is that the wine has been grown organically since 2020. What is old, however, is the tradition and love of wine culture.
Schüttelbrot and pretzel pieces
The perfect snack with wine and bacon: spicy bread specialties.
In classic South Tyrolean style, Schüttelbrot, the crispy rye flatbread , is of course a must.
But the Munich specialty from Munich Munch also complements the snack perfectly: pieces of pretzel baked in olive oil and refined with spices from the Viktualienmarkt.
South Tyrolean speck
Wine and speck are the South Tyrolean equivalent of beer and pretzels. A couple that simply belongs together!
South Tyroleans love to start the evening with an aperitif and often serve speck as a hearty appetizer .
The delicacy is mildly smoked and matured for at least 22 weeks. In this way, the
a juicy and aromatic taste.
chestnuts, chestnuts, chestnuts
No matter what you call these little delicacies – they are simply a must in fall!
Chestnut groves stretch along the Isarco Valley, around Lake Kaltern and up the Adige Valley, where the fine chestnuts are harvested in the fall.
According to old tradition, the Keschtn are roasted over an open fire for Törggelen. You can also prepare the chestnuts in the oven. It is important to score the skin crosswise on the curved side with a sharp knife.
You can buy fresh chestnuts from South Tyrol at selected supermarkets, such as Käfer Feinkostladen.
Mr. Food & Travel’s tip:
A little butter and coarse sea salt add the finishing touches to the chestnuts while they are still warm. Your taste experience will be even rounder and particularly juicy.