Antiche varietà di ciliegia piacentina: Flamengo, Pavesi, Mora o Mora piacentina, Mori, Marasca di Villanova, Prima, Primissima, Smirne, Mora di Diolo, Albanotti

Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy, is known for its rich culinary traditions and diverse agricultural products. One of the specialties of the region is the ancient varieties of cherries, which can be found in various towns and communes.

In the province of Piacenza, specifically in the towns of Piacenza, Villanova sull’Arda, and Diolo, you can find a wide range of these ancient cherry varieties. Some of the popular ones include Flamengo, Pavesi, Mora or Mora piacentina, Mori, Marasca di Villanova, Prima, Primissima, Smirne, Mora di Diolo, and Albanotti.

These cherries can be purchased in local stores and shops that specialize in regional products. Some recommended places to find these cherries include “La Bottega del Gusto” in Piacenza and “Antica Corte Pallavicina” in Polesine Parmense.

When it comes to recipes, one classic dish that showcases the flavors of these cherries is the “Torta di Ciliegie” or Cherry Tart. Another popular recipe is “Risotto alle Ciliegie” or Cherry Risotto, which combines the sweetness of the cherries with the creamy texture of risotto.

It’s worth mentioning that some of these ancient cherry varieties have received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees their authenticity and traditional production methods. The specifications for these cherries include being grown in specific areas of Emilia-Romagna, following traditional cultivation techniques, and maintaining the unique characteristics of each variety.

Sources:
– “Le ciliegie di Piacenza” – www.piaceredisapori.it
– “Ciliegie di Piacenza” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it