Fans of meat dishes have an opportunity to try one more Milanese specialty – “cotoletta alla milanese”. This dish contains veal ribs cooked in a special way. The raw meat is thoroughly tenderized to make it juicy and delicious. Then it is fried in breadcrumbs and butter, so the meat has an eye-catching crispy crust.
When exploring markets in Milan, travelers will be able to try popular Lombardi cheese that has long become one of the best in whole Italy. This is the homeland of gorgeous Gorgonzola and internationally famous Grana Padano cheese. Many restaurants in Milan offer cheese plates that include the most popular varieties of local cheese. Some varieties are actively used to cook pasta, risotto, and various salads, and some cheese in an essential ingredient of popular desserts. Milan citizens like Gorgonzola with the honey topping as a dessert.
Travelers, who are lucky to visit Milan during the Christmas holidays, should not forget to try Panettone. This is the name of the traditional Christmas pie that is, actually, a sweet bread loaf. Panettone contains almonds, raisins, candied fruits, and chocolate. The ready pie has a sweet Mascarpone topping. During the holiday period, it is possible to buy Panettone in all markets and supermarkets in Milan.