Culinary Kentucky


Savannah Osbourn
Published March 01, 2018

Discover the wonderfully diverse cuisine from Kentucky’s different regions.


Beer Cheese, Anyone?

Nestled in the heart of the state, the Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon and Boone region is characterized by beautiful horse farms, classic bourbon distilleries and unique local festivals.


Enjoy a German Treat

Sprawled along the banks of the Ohio River, the Northern Kentucky River region is a storybook “German village” displays colorful handcrafted goods, antiques and German-inspired cuisine.


Old-Fashioned Spirits

North-central Kentucky’s Bourbon, Horses and History region is home to the state’s most celebrated annual event, the Kentucky Derby.


Burgoo to Die for

The Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue region of western Kentucky combines two things the Bluegrass State does best: folk music and barbecue.


Country Ham Calling

Kentucky’s Western Waterlands region abounds with artisan communities, diverse cuisine and beautiful lakeside views.


Fresh Cobbler and Fine Cheese

True to its name, the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region of south-central Kentucky is riddled with winding cave systems and tranquil lakeside retreats.


Keep the Catfish Coming

Featuring more miles of shoreline than the entire state of Florida, south-central Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines region covers several of the state’s most outstanding lake systems and top golf destinations.


More Chow-Chow, Please

Daniel Boone National Forest is the epicenter of the state’s natural attractions, spanning 708,000 acres of magnificent, mountainous terrain in north-central Kentucky.


Jamming on Jam Cake

Eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian region features a wealth of history and cultural landmarks commemorated along the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway.