The protagonists of the kitchen are Cremona nougat and mustard; it even goes back to medieval times and involves the use of candied fruit with the addition of mustard and wine thickened by cooking, often eaten with boiled meat dishes, from beef to chicken. Besides nougat and mostarda of Cremona it is rich in gastronomy specialties rooted in rural traditions: to start from the famous “marubini” cooked in fat broth, various types of boiled meat, among which dominates the hen, but especially the famous sausage, large dish that is often accompanied by polenta and lentils. And then the salumi, including the famous salami flavored with garlic and salted pork. As desserts there are Tortelli Cremaschi, the “Sbrizulusa”, a dry cake of cornmeal and wheat mixed with lemon and a teaspoon of liquor, and the cake Bertolina, based on grapes fragolina. Among the wines of Cremona stands the San Colombano al Lambro.