The city of Salerno and its entire province is not only a place to visit for its scenic, historical and cultural beauties, but also an area where you can enjoy incredible culinary traditions that will delight any palate.
Probably, among the most famous and appreciated, it is undoubtedly the so-called lemon delight. A dessert, now cleared through customs all over the world, which allows you to make the most of the quality, aroma and flavor of the classic lemons of the Amalfi Coast. The delight was invented in 1978 by the master pastry chef, Carmine Marzuillo of Sorrento, which gives it the so-called shape of a dome formed with sponge cake, inside which is inserted a tasty lemon-based cream from the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento . A delicacy that can be eaten safely at the end of lunch or maybe in the afternoon.
If you think of Salerno and its province, the attention is immediately won by the famous buffalo mozzarella. A goodness exported all over the world that can be used both for gastronomic preparations and for being consumed alone. Among other things, the advice is to choose the so-called Zizzona di Battipaglia, a city in the province of Salerno, which is also very satisfactory in size.
Remaining on the confectionery theme, among the traditions of Salerno most appreciated not only by tourists, but also by the citizens themselves, there is the so-called Scazzetta made for the first time by the famous Pantalone Pastry Shop. A very special dessert that can be purchased and tasted in its original version by walking quietly in the historic center of Salerno. In particular, it is a not too high sponge cake inside which a cream has been inserted, or rather a filling made with wild strawberries and red glaze on the surface. Its name derives from the fact that it recalls in the forms and colors the classic headdress of the cardinals who, in dialect, is precisely called scazzetta.