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Emilia Romagna – Food

Emilia Romagna is usually associated with good food. Iconic products such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham), mortadella from Bologna, culatello from Zibello, piadina and Lambrusco wine are the epitome of good food in this region.

Other well-known gastronomic products: Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, the eels living in Comacchio lagoon, Felino salami and the special ham, called “coppa“, from Piacenza.

Popular dishes are: cappelletti (stuffed egg pasta cooked in broth), passatelli (short fresh egg pasta and Parmigiano cheese), tortellini (small pieces of stuffed pasta), lasagne (sheets of pasta, boiled, stuffed with meat and bechamel sauce and baked in the oven), lo gnocco fritto (ravioli dough and fried, sometimes stuffed with cheese or ham), piadina (flat bread to eat with ham, pork or “squaquarone” cheese and arugula) and the spinach pie called erbazzone.

The local cuisine of Romagna, the south-eastern area of Emilia-Romagna, includes many recipes based on fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea, while in Emilia, the mainland region, meat recipes are preferred.

Due to its mostly flat and hilly territory, in addition to the most popular wine of the region, Lambrusco, a large number of wines is produced in Emilia Romagna.

 

DOCG WINES IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto
Romagna Albana

DOC WINES IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Bosco Eliceo
Colli Bolognesi
Colli d’Imola
Colli Romagna Centrale
Colli di Faenza
Colli di Parma
Colli di Rimini
Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa
Colli Piacentini
Gutturnio
Lambrusco di Sorbara
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce
Modena
Ortrugo dei Colli Piacentini
Reggiano
Reno
Romagna

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Fresh and dried fruit:
Cocomerina pear

Cheeses and dairy products:
Tosco-Romagnolo Apennine Raviggiolo

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Traditional Marinated Comacchio Valleys Eel
Corno alle Scale Char

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Romagnola Cattle
Mora Romagnola Pig
White Modenese Cow

Salt:
Cervia Artisanal Sea Salt

Meat products:
Zibello Culatello
Mariola
Classic Mortadella
Bolognese Traditional Cooked Cured Meats
Spalla cruda

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Confections:

Modigliana Chocolate Mandorlato

Fresh and dried fruit:
Commercio apple
Francesca apple
Mantovana pink apple
Scipiona pear
Spadona pear
Volpina pear
Buco Incavato peach

Cheeses and dairy products:
Reggiano Appennine Pecorino
Pecorino dolce dei Colli Bolognesi

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Cornella white sheep
Cornigliese sheep
Red Reggiana cow

Meat products:
Ciavàr (mad sausage)
Gota
Salama da sugo

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Cheeses:
Fossa Sogliano cheese
Grana Padano
Parmigiano Reggiano
Provolone Valpadana
Squacquerone di Romagna

Oils and condiments:
Traditional Reggio Emilia Balsamic Vinegar
Brisighella (oil)

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Castel del Rio chestnut
Bologna potato
Po Delta rice
Voghiera garlic

Meat products:
Coppa Piacentina
Zibello Culatello
Piacentina Pancetta
Modena ham
Parma ham
Piacentino salami
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora

Bread and baked goods:
Ferrara Pampapato or Ferrara Pampepato

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA:
Oils and condiments:
Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Modena Brusche sour cherry
Altedo green artichoke
Vignola cherry
Borgotaro mushroom
Mantovano melon
Emilia Romagna pear
Romagna peach
Romagna shallot

Pasta:
Ferrara pumpkin Cappellacci

Meats and offal:
Central Italy lamb
Parma Coppa
Modena Cotechino
Bologna Mortadella
Salama da sugo
Cremona Salami
Felino Salami
Central Apennine white calf
Modena Zampone

Bread and baked goods:
Ferrarese Coppia
Piadina romagnola or Piada romagnola

 

 

 

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