Fochas, also known as Focaccia, is a traditional bread from the Bolzano region of Italy. It is a flatbread that is typically topped with olive oil, salt, and herbs. Fochas can be found in many towns and communes in Bolzano, including Bolzano city, Laives, and Appiano. It is commonly sold in bakeries and grocery stores throughout the region.

One popular recipe for Fochas involves topping the bread with cherry tomatoes, olives, and fresh herbs. Another recipe calls for topping the bread with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Fochas is a versatile bread that can be enjoyed as a snack or as a side dish with a meal.

Fochas has been recognized by the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) program, which promotes and protects traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Fochas include using only locally sourced ingredients, such as flour, olive oil, and herbs. The bread must also be baked in a wood-fired oven to achieve its signature texture and flavor.

Sources:
– “Focaccia di Bolzano” (https://www.buongusto.net/focaccia-di-bolzano/)
– “Fochas” (https://www.visittrentino.info/en/guide/food-and-wine/traditional-products/fochas_md_2569)