Kuopio region has won the prestigious European Region of Gastronomy award for 2020 as the first ever region in Finland! The food and gastronomy, tourism and creative sectors in Kuopio region have joined their creative forces to conjure up tempting meal combinations that will take your taste buds on an adventure. In addition to promoting culture, collaboration between the novel entrepreneur networks generates events, education and new businesses in the gastronomy and food sector. The European Region of Gastronomy award is a recognition of responsible products or services produced with focus on high quality, reliability, and locality. Appreciation of local heritage and fresh local raw materials and development of sustainable production are some of the key criteria of the award. All stakeholders involved commit to promoting environmental, economic and social responsibility in their activities.
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