Somewhat of a staple for the Tiranese, Chisciöi are pan-fried fritters made with buckwheat and filled with mouth-watering Valtellina Casera DOP cheese. It’s a straightforward recipe, handed over down over generations using local produce. It’s so popular, in fact, that it has rightly become a classic in Tirano’s cuisine, and even takes centre stage each August at the Sagra dei Chisciöi.
In 2006 the city launched the "Confraternita dei Chisciöi", an association with the objective to promote, celebrate, and preserve this particular gastronomic heritage with its inimitable flavour and history.
Ingredients (feeds 4):
Tirano has a lot going on in terms of its geography. After all, it’s where Switzerland and Italy meet, where the Aprica and Bernina passes merge, and on the road connecting Milan with the upper part of Valtellina. For a dose of ancient history, quaint old town charm and appealing views of centuries-old buildings, Tirano’s wealth of churches