Bortellina, also known as Burtlêina, is a traditional Italian dish that originates from the Emilia-Romagna region. It is a type of flatbread filled with various ingredients and folded into a half-moon shape. Bortellina can be found in several towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Parma, Reggio Emilia, and Modena.

In Parma, you can find Bortellina at local bakeries such as Panificio Guareschi and Panificio La Fornace. These bakeries offer freshly baked Bortellina with different fillings, such as prosciutto, cheese, and vegetables. In Reggio Emilia, you can visit Panificio Bertozzi and Panificio Zucchi, where you can find Bortellina filled with local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and cured meats.

One popular recipe for Bortellina includes a filling of prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and arugula. Another recipe features a filling of sausage, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce. These fillings are placed on a thin layer of dough, folded, and then baked until golden and crispy.

Bortellina has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Bortellina include using local ingredients, traditional preparation methods, and adherence to specific recipes. This recognition ensures the authenticity and preservation of traditional culinary heritage.

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