April 26th, 2011 Uncategorized

Perfect Porchetta post!

As usual as is our habit, we arrived a little too early to truly enjoy all the festivities of the festival as live music and dancing was planned for later in the day. When we arrived early afternoon though, all the porchetta stands were set up and one bought tickets for 1 euro each which would buy you one tiny porchetta panini. We bought a few tickets so we could try porchetta from a few different stands and then walked around to check out the town. San Terenziano is not a large place by any means, but was remarkably clean and well kept. Apart from the porchetta stands and a few other stands selling such Umbrian products as cheese from Montone, or saffron, there was an artisanal beer stand selling beer made in Tuscany in bottles as large as wine bottles. They were even selling Porchettiamo t-shirts and being a lover of good porchetta I just had to buy one!

To wash your porchetta down, there was also an Umbrian wine tasting stand where you could buy a taste of Sagrantino reds or some lovely Grechetto whites. Although a little early in the day, there were some locals who simply bought the entire bottle to share with friends who visited at the picnic tables set up under the trees close by. We bought a glass of wine, and then did our best to work our way through three different mini porchetta paninis each, and although we both had a clear favorite I do not think I’ll share it. You’ll just have to visit Porchettiamo yourself next year and decide for yourself!

The Main Piazza With Filled With Porchetta Booths Along One Side 

Picnic Tables Set Up For Sipping Wine And Tasting Porchetta 

The Umbrian Wine Sampling Booth

The Perfect Mini Porchetta Panini 

The Many Varieties Of Umbrian Red Wines For Sampling


Picnic Tables Set Up For Folks To Enjoy The Sun While Sipping Artisanal Beer From Tuscany 

Main Piazza In San Terenziano ~ Stage Being Set Up For Live Music


One Of The Vendors Selling Cured Pork Products

Deborah Mele
May 11th, 2010