Extraordinary lamb, cheeses, and so much more
In addition to its award-winning Almkäse cheese, the Tennengau region has many other treats in store for fans of good food and drink. Whether fine distilled spirits, beers and juices, or sweet desserts – over 40 culinary partners, traditional family businesses, and manufacturers convince with regional products of exceptional quality.
Awaiting you are these culinary highlights…
Tennengauer Almkäse: pure enjoyment from our culinary region
Cheese making in Austria looks back on a long tradition going back countless generations. Especially here in the Tennengau region of Salzburg, the locals have an absolute passion for cheese, highlighted by their full-flavored Tennengauer AlmKäse. The cheese dairies and mountain huts make their dairy products for the most part from organic milk produced by hay-fed cows. Which is the reason the cheese tastes so good. Numerous inns and producers are also happy to welcome curious guests behind the scenes. And whether you prefer to buy items right there at the farm where they are produced or even lend a hand personally, you will always be welcomed with open arms and a big smile!
The secret of good flavor: organic milk
When animals graze in the Tennengau region, they only eat the very best food. Fresh and dried grasses as well as wild herbs give their milk, known as “hay milk”, its intensive flavor. And this, in turn, is the secret behind full-flavored Tennengauer AlmKäse. Furthermore, the milk contains valuable minerals and vitamins, because it is neither boiled nor pasteurized. Tennengau cheese producers mainly use first-class hay milk for their cheese creations.
Best Quality from the Tennengau
Also good to know: Only the absolute best products can display the lable “GENUSS REGION ÖSTERREICH”. Regular inspections based on strict criteria guarantee the consistent quality of products manufactured by participating GenussPartner businesses. But don’t just take our word for it!
Tender and flavorful: Tennengau Mountain Lamb
The Tennengau mountain lambs are born and raised in the region. The quality of the meat is also a function of the lambs having been weened naturally by their own mothers.
Regional products also available farm-direct
The tender, flavorful meat is often used to create fine dishes at select GenussWirt restaurants in the region. There, you will find saddle of lamb, roast lamb and lamb carpaccio on the menu. Additionally, the meat and other products can also be purchased farm-direct, for example at the Schlenggenhof in Scheffau.
Connoisseurs of good food from this region have a special place in their hearts for the “Tennengauer-BergLamm-AlmKäse-Krainer”. An especially delicious sausage made from a combination of top-quality lamb and organic hay-cheese.
When good food meets culture and folk traditions, the result is truly delectable experiences in the Tennengau region.
A culinary journey in Tennengau is, at first sight at least, an excursion into a world of juxtapositions: beer and cheese meet Alpine cuisine, Silent Night meets the festival at Golling Castle. Though all stations on your three-day Culinary Journey have one thing in common: Moments of extraordinary enjoyment.
Are you looking for a special gift for a food lover? In that case, give a GenussGutschein culinary voucher for the Tennengau!
Redeemable at GenussWirt and GenussAlm businesses
Redeemable at all participating GenussPartner businesses. You may obtain gift vouchers from the Tennengau Regional Tourist Office in Hallein as well as the local tourist offices in Kuchl, Golling, St. Martin, Abtenau, Annaberg-Lungötz and Russbach.
Culinary Festivals in Tennengau
Culinary specialties such as Tennengau Mountain Lamb and Tennengauer AlmKäse cheese can be enjoyed at participating GenussPartner businesses or at one of the very popular GenussFest food festivals:
Easter: Lamb Week
At select GenussWirt restaurants, and especially just before Easter, you will be able to enjoy Tennengau Mountain Lamb at its very best, a product for which this region is justifiably famous Austria-wide.
End of June: Tennengauer AlmKäse-Fest
In mid-July, hike up to one of the Tennengauer KäseAlmen, visit a food market and treat yourself to delicious dishes served at participating mountain huts.
Beginning of September: Food Market at the HeuART-Fest
At the annual HeuART-Fest held during Harvest Festival at the beginning of September, huge hay figures are drawn through town accompanied by folk-costume groups, whip-snappers and local bands. Culinary specialties as well as a food market are also a big part of this special event in Lammertal.
September and October: Highlights of Harvest Festival in Tennengau
From farmers’ markets and country fairs to the famous Lammertaler HeuART-Fest, a colorful Harvest Festival program for the whole family awaits you at a total of 14 different Tennengau communities.
Discover our top excursion destinations
For families, couples, friends and sports lovers, the diverse Tennengau region has many surprises in store. Here you will find our most beautiful excursion destinations to enjoy nature, water, culture and local traditions!
Overview of all communities
In Tennengau, our 14 idyllic communities greet you with folk-costume events and traditional festivals, culinary highlights, countless excursion destinations and a colorful spectrum of sporting and recreational opportunities for the whole family.