Frese bianche, also known as white friselle, are a traditional type of bread from the Calabria region in southern Italy. They are popular in various towns and communes of Calabria, including Cosenza, Catanzaro, and Reggio Calabria. These crispy bread rounds can be found in local bakeries and grocery stores throughout the region.

One place where you can find frese bianche is at Panificio De Rose in Cosenza. This bakery is known for its high-quality bread products, including the traditional white friselle. Another option is La Bottega del Pane in Catanzaro, which offers a wide range of bread and bakery items, including frese bianche.

To enjoy frese bianche, they are typically soaked in water for a few seconds to soften them. They are then topped with various ingredients, such as fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and oregano. This simple yet delicious combination is a popular snack or appetizer in Calabria.

Frese bianche have been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which highlights their traditional and cultural significance. Some specifications of frese bianche include their round shape, crispy texture, and the use of high-quality ingredients.

Sources:
– “Frese bianche di Cosenza” – www.calabriaagricoltura.it
– “La Bottega del Pane” – www.labottegadelpane.it