The Hokkaido squash is one of the most popular and most well-known types of pumpkin. When ripe, its flavour is reminiscent of sweet chestnuts, it is easy to cut and can be used for soufflés, soups or as a vegetable accompaniment. It can also be enjoyed raw thanks to its sweet notes and is excellent in salads.
The Tyrolean Air-Dried Ham, with its full-flavoured, mild taste, harmonises perfectly with the sweet, aromatic flesh of the Hokkaido squash.
The butternut squash, also known as butternut, enjoys great popularity in local cuisine thanks to its pear-shape and light skin. Its tender, light-orange flesh and mild, nutty flavour make it a perfect all-rounder. This type of squash is excellent for soups, purées, risottos or cakes. The seeds are also edible and have a pleasant, nutty flavour. You can either nibble them raw or enjoy them lightly roasted and salted. The combination of the mild but savoury Tiroler Speck PGI and the tender, nutty flavour of butternut squash is a culinary delight.