Cotognata is a traditional Italian sweet made from quince fruit. It is commonly found in the region of Calabria, specifically in the towns and communes of Cosenza, Reggio Calabria, and Catanzaro. In these areas, you can find cotognata in various stores and shops that specialize in local delicacies and traditional products.

One popular store where you can find cotognata is “La Bottega del Gusto” in Cosenza. They offer a wide range of traditional Calabrian products, including cotognata. Another shop is “Antichi Sapori Calabresi” in Reggio Calabria, which is known for its selection of local sweets, including cotognata.

Cotognata can be enjoyed on its own as a sweet treat or used as an ingredient in various recipes. One traditional recipe is “Cotognata Pasticciata,” which involves layering cotognata with sponge cake and chocolate cream. Another recipe is “Cotognata Crostata,” where cotognata is used as a filling for a delicious tart.

Cotognata has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. Some specifications of cotognata include being made from quince fruit, cooked slowly with sugar until it reaches a thick consistency, and being free from artificial additives or preservatives.

Sources:
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – labottegadelgusto.it
– “Antichi Sapori Calabresi” – antichisaporicalabresi.it