Chichiripieno o Chichì

Chichiripieno, also known as Chichì, is a traditional dish from the Marche region in Italy. It is a type of pasta that is typically made by hand and has a unique shape resembling small shells or ears. Chichiripieno is a popular dish in several towns and communes in Marche, including Urbino, Pesaro, and Fano.

In Urbino, you can find Chichiripieno at local pasta shops such as La Bottega del Chichì and La Pastaia. These shops offer a variety of pasta shapes, including Chichiripieno, made with high-quality ingredients and traditional techniques.

One delicious recipe that features Chichiripieno is “Chichiripieno with Tomato Sauce and Pancetta.” To make this dish, cook the Chichiripieno in boiling salted water until al dente. In a separate pan, sauté pancetta until crispy, then add tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes. Drain the pasta and toss it in the sauce. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Chichiripieno has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and traditional production methods. The specifications for Chichiripieno include using durum wheat semolina, water, and a pinch of salt to make the dough. The pasta is then shaped by hand into small shells or ears.

– “La Bottega del Chichì” –
– “La Pastaia” –
– “Chichiripieno with Tomato Sauce and Pancetta Recipe” –
– “PAT Recognition for Chichiripieno” –