Kuopio and the province of North Savo is the first region in Finland to receive the European Region of Gastronomy Award, which is being celebrated in 2020-2021. The Award promotes events, agriculture, training and entrepreneurship around the theme of gastronomy and food.. READ MORE
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Kuopio and the province of North Savo is the first region in Finland to receive the European Region of Gastronomy Award
European Region of Gastronomy status can be compared to the better known City of Culture title, the difference being that besides developing a broad range of culture, the Award promotes events, agriculture, training and entrepreneurship around the theme of gastronomy and food. Kuopio and the province of North Savo European Region of Gastronomy status is being celebrated in 2020-2021.
The Award is a step towards making North Savo a nationally and internationally recognised gastronomic region and an attractive culinary tourism destination. The European Region of Gastronomy Award emphasises responsibility, the use of locally produced food, local culture and collaboration between small and medium-sized enterprises.
European Region of Gastronomy Kuopio 2020-21 is being implemented as a collaborative project by ProAgria Eastern Finland and the Rural Women's Advisory Organisation, the City of Kuopio, SawoGrow and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. More than 70 companies, event organisers, educational institutions and development organisations throughout the region are involved.
Experience the Finnish countryside, lakes and forests, have a taste of local cuisine, meet the locals, have a relaxing stay visiting Savo.
Kuopio was nominated the European region of Gastronomy in Brussels in October 2017. The jury stated that the Kuopio application shows the region's dedication to maintaining versatile food production as well as maintaining a close connection to the local heritage and nature.
Kuopio region is a place to enjoy. Here you can find events within food tourism and delicious restaurants and producers!