A region of Italy in the northwestern part of the country, Lombardy in located in the middle of regions Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Veneto. It also shares a border with Switzerland, which is one of the major influences of Lombard cuisine.
Compared to the cuisine of most Italian regions, traditional dishes in the region are much richer and extravagant fares. In fact, among the most common ingredients of the region’s dishes are butter, cream, and lard. Recently, however, many have been converting some recipes to accommodate olive oil instead, for a healthier option.
Other notable Lombard dishes are grains such as risotto and polenta. As a matter of fact, one of the most famous dishes in the region is risotto alla Milanese. And as for pasta variety, the one most associated with Lombardy is the highly nutritious pizzoccheri pasta, which is made of buckwheat flour.