Nordic Food Destination

Goes to a society, an institution or a community, who has assembled producers of raw ingredients, restaurants and other local actors to lift a geographic destination through food-culture, cooperation and unity.

Finland – Taste Savo

The Kuopio region and the province of Pohjois-Savo are the first regions in Finland to receive the European Region of Gastronomy recognition for 2020-21, which can be compared to the title of Capital of Culture. In addition to culture, ERG recognition also develops a wide range of gastronomy and food events, food tourism, agriculture, education and entrepreneurship, and emphasizes responsibility.

The ERG entity has been implemented as a project collaboration between ProAgria Eastern Finland & the Women of Agriculture and Housekeeping, the City of Kuopio, SavoGrown and Savonia University of Applied Sciences. More than 80 companies, event operators, educational institutions, and development organizations from all over the province are involved in the development work. Recognized by IGCAT, a network of European regions, it promotes cross-sectoral cooperation in the fields of food culture, tourism, urban culture, and the arts.

For tourists, Pohjois-Savo’s treasure chest offers authentic Savonian gastronomy, new experiences and diverse events wrapped around food. The main theme of the anniversary is foraging – life according to the rhythm of nature. Pure nature and local food on a plate: delicious Horta, sweet summer, harvest season flavors and first-class natural delicacies. The ERG logo communicates local and genuine, responsibly produced products and services. The table is served at: