Castagna del Monte Faito

The Castagna del Monte Faito, also known as the chestnut of Monte Faito, is a unique and delicious variety of chestnut found in the Campania region of Italy. This particular chestnut is grown in the towns and communes surrounding the Monte Faito mountain, including Vico Equense, Agerola, and Castellammare di Stabia.

The Castagna del Monte Faito is highly regarded for its exceptional taste and quality. It has a sweet and nutty flavor, with a creamy texture that sets it apart from other chestnut varieties. The chestnuts are harvested in the autumn months, when they are fully ripe and ready to be enjoyed.

This variety of chestnut has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which highlights its cultural and historical significance in the region. The PAT recognition ensures that the Castagna del Monte Faito is produced according to specific specifications and traditional methods, preserving its unique characteristics.

One popular recipe that showcases the Castagna del Monte Faito is the “Chestnut Soup.” This hearty and comforting dish combines the chestnuts with vegetables, herbs, and broth to create a flavorful and nourishing soup. Another delicious recipe is the “Chestnut Cake,” a moist and rich dessert made with chestnut flour, sugar, and eggs.

Sources:
– “Castagna del Monte Faito” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Traditional Agri-Food Products of Campania” – www.campaniaagricoltura.it