Lamb Speciality Weeks of "Villnösser Brillenschaf"
Gastronomic weeks from 01.10. to 11.10.2020 in Val di Funes
Taste culinary delicacies of the sheep “Villnösser Brillenschaf” and participate in exciting events during the lamb weeks!
Also this year in autumn the Val di Funes hosts the lamb speciality weeks of “Villnösser Brillenschaf”, where culinary delicacies of this breed can be tasted. 14 restaurants in Val di Funes and 11 partner restaurants will take part in the culinary initiative and present various culinary delicacies based on lamb meat. These speciality weeks are organised by the local group of hotels and restaurants. The sheep "Villnösser Brillenschaf", which takes its name from its darkly edged eyes, is the oldest breed of sheep in South Tyrol and was initially raised mainly for its wool. Fallen into oblivion for a long time, the sheep gained a culinary value nowadays and is appreciated for its tender, low-fibre meat, which is an expression of regionality and authenticity. In 2012, the "Villnösser Brillenschaf” has been awarded by the "Slow Food Presidia" brand, which supports threatened high-quality food production.
The gastronomic weeks dedicated to the sheep “Villnösser Brillenschaf” will be enriched by various events. A guided excursion on the Farmer's Trail is proposed, where participants discover the various products of local agriculture and the habits of mountain farmers.
Moreover, a special family afternoon will take place at the Puez-Odle Nature Park House, where participants can learn processing real wool of the special breed.
The end of the gastronomic weeks is celebrated with a festivity of the sheep breed at S. Pietro.