Ciliegia della Recca

Ciliegia della Recca is a traditional Italian preserved cherry that is highly regarded for its unique taste and texture. It is primarily produced in the Campania region of Italy, specifically in the towns and communes of San Marzano, Sarno, and Angri. These areas are known for their fertile soil and favorable climate, which contribute to the exceptional quality of the cherries.

The production of Ciliegia della Recca follows a specific process that has been recognized and protected by the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Products) certification. This certification ensures that the cherries are cultivated, harvested, and preserved using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations. The cherries are carefully hand-picked at the peak of ripeness and then preserved in a syrup made from their own juice, sugar, and lemon juice. This process helps to maintain the cherries’ natural flavor and firmness.

One popular recipe that features Ciliegia della Recca is the classic Italian dessert, cherry tart. The preserved cherries are placed on a sweet pastry crust and baked until golden brown. Another delicious recipe is the cherry and almond cake, where the preserved cherries are mixed with almond flour and other ingredients to create a moist and flavorful cake.

Sources:
– “Ciliegia della Recca” – www.prodottitipici.com
– “Ciliegia della Recca” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it