Castagna di Trevico

Castagna di Trevico is a unique variety of chestnut that is grown in the region of Campania, Italy. It is specifically found in the towns and communes of Trevico, Carife, and Volturara Irpina. This particular chestnut is highly regarded for its exceptional quality and taste, making it a sought-after ingredient in traditional Italian cuisine.

The Castagna di Trevico has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which ensures its authenticity and origin. This recognition guarantees that the chestnuts are grown and harvested in the designated areas of Campania, following strict production specifications. These specifications include the use of traditional cultivation methods and the absence of any chemical treatments, resulting in a natural and organic product.

One popular recipe that showcases the deliciousness of Castagna di Trevico is the “Chestnut Soup.” This hearty dish combines the roasted chestnuts with vegetables, herbs, and broth to create a warm and comforting soup. Another Traditional Recipess is the “Chestnut Cake,” where the chestnuts are ground into a flour-like consistency and used as the main ingredient in a moist and flavorful cake.

Sources:
– “Castagna di Trevico” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Castagna di Trevico DOP” – www.prodottitipici.campania.it