Kuopio 2020-2021

Kuopio Region is among the leading dynamic centers of growth in Finland, when measured by the variables of vitality and competitiveness. The region is one of the largest dairy and meat producers in Finland and, food production and research are among the best in the country. In terms of quality, milk from Kuopio is considered to be the best in the EU. High-quality skills and varied natural resources offer fantastic opportunities for new growth and renewal as well as the development of new products and services. The wood and food industries are the most important traditional industries. Additionally, tourism has an important role for the economy. Accommodation and program services provide jobs for many people.

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Life According to Nature’s Rhythm
Kuopio, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2020-2021 Bid Book

Kuopio’s Bid Book

IGCAT’s Regional Chef Ambassadors
from Kuopio

Ambassadors
from Kuopio

Awarded food gifts in IGCAT’s European Food Gift Challenge

World Food Gift Challenge 2022

Winner of the category:
MOST CREATIVE BRANDING
FINNA CLOUDBERRY
Winner of the category:
MOST SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
ILMATAR MIDSUMMER HONEY

European Food Gift Challenge 2021

Awarded as:
3rd Prize
KAURAPARTA BREAD FLOUR MIX SET

European Food Gift Challenge 2020

WILLIMAKU GIFT COLLECTION
TALWIMAKU CHRISTMAS PRESENT
ORGANIC HONEY FROM KUOPIO
CANNED GARLIC PIKE

Awarded videos in IGCAT’s Food Film Menu

Food Film Menu 2021

3RD BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Winner of the category:
HISTORICAL FOOD ROUTES

A FOOD AND LOVE STORY

Awarded websites in IGCAT’s Top Websites For Foodie Travelers

Top Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022

Prize for:
PROMOTING THE EUROPEAN REGION OF GASTRONOMY AWARD

TASTE SAVO

News from Kuopio

An important legacy for Kuopio 2020-21

An important legacy for Kuopio 2020-21

20 May 2022 – Kuopio, awarded by IGCAT European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21, secured a significant legacy of its title year by...

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Kuopio 2020-21 is a finalist at the EMBLA Nordic Food Awards

Kuopio 2020-21 is a finalist at the EMBLA Nordic Food Awards

20 January 2022 – Kuopio, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21 by IGCAT, is a finalist in the EMBLA Nordic Food Awards in the Food...

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Kuopio among the top experiential food tourism destinations in Finland

Kuopio among the top experiential food tourism destinations in Finland

20 September 2021 – The Hungry for Finland 2021 competition recognised several initiatives from Kuopio, awarded European...

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Kuopio Region shines as an experiential food tourism destination

Kuopio Region shines as an experiential food tourism destination

29 June 2021 – Three initiatives from Kuopio, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2020-21 are among the finalists of the Hungry for...

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Miniseries uncover Kuopio’s taste gems

Miniseries uncover Kuopio’s taste gems

25 March 2021 – The flavours of Kuopio, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2020-2021 by IGCAT, are the protagonists of Battle of...

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