The pizzoccheri are the signature dish of Valtellina originating in the village of Teglio, known everywhere and very popular especially in the cold months.
It is a kind of thick noodles 2 or 3 mm, 1 cm wide and 7 cm long, made from a dough prepared with two-thirds of buckwheat flour, denoting their greyish coloring, and a third of flour frumento. The typical condiment in the area of recognition consists of the following elements:
Cabbage or chard ribs, potatoes in pieces, Valtellina Casera cheese, Grana parmisan cheese, butter and garlic.
Another specialty is pizzocheri of Chiavenna, which are a special variety of white dumplings, prepared with wheat flour and dried bread soaked in milk. Potatoes topped with Valtellina Casera cheese and garlic butter Valtellina Casera.