Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige
The sunset is reflected on the pale walls of the Schlern and tinges the opposite Ritten high plateau with a mix of evening red tones. In the midst of this idyllic landscape at 1,180 metres above sea level lies the Lanerhof farm. The Schweigkofler Vigl family runs the farm all year round and, in addition to the farmhouse, also offers home-grown produce, all certified by the 'Red Rooster' quality seal. Guests at home can thus enjoy fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, but the naturalness of Lanerhof products can also be appreciated from afar. A particular speciality is the farmer's pesto: whether it is a classic Alpine version with basil and walnuts instead of pine nuts, or a more creative version mixed with beetroot, only the best ingredients from the Lanerhof farm create the exquisite Ritten pesto!
When Genoa meets South Tyrol, an unexpected dream couple is formed! With its basil and walnut pesto, the Lanerhof farm in Ritten combines the spicy, fresh aroma of basil with the sweetly earthy one of walnuts. A little Parmesan cheese provides the right amount of flavour, while lemon juice adds a little freshness to the hearty, spicy sauce. Whether with spaghetti or even better with trenette, gnocchi, lasagne or simply with bruschetta, with the Lanerhof farm's basil and walnut pesto, Liguria and South Tyrol are just a spoonful away! Did you know that: -The word pesto comes from the verb "pestare", which means "to crush". But in fact true Genoese pesto is not crushed, but ground. As a result, the cells of the basil leaves are completely crushed and more essential oils are released. The result is a particularly aromatic and smooth pesto.
Colour your pasta and delight your palate! The beetroot and walnut pesto from the Lanerhof farm in Ritten is a winning combination in terms of both appearance and taste. The beetroot and walnut reflect each other in their earthy sweetness, while the Parmesan cheese and lemon juice provide flavour and freshness. Add a little ricotta and stuff your ravioli, give your noodles a bright pink coating or simply use Lanerhof's beetroot pesto to make fragrant gnocchi in no time! Did you know that: The beetroot is a little all-rounder that lends itself just as well as a side dish to a venison medallion as it does worked into a pie. Its bright red colour, which doesn't really go with white clothes, is due to the antioxidant betanin, which also has a preventive effect against cardiovascular disease.