Cipolla bianca di Pompei

The Cipolla bianca di Pompei, or White Onion of Pompeii, is a unique and flavorful onion variety that is grown in the Campania region of Italy. Specifically, it can be found in the towns and communes of Pompei, Boscoreale, and Scafati. This onion is highly regarded for its delicate and sweet taste, making it a popular ingredient in many traditional Italian dishes.

One recipe that showcases the Cipolla bianca di Pompei is the “Pasta alla Boscaiola.” This dish combines the white onion with mushrooms, pancetta, and cream to create a rich and satisfying pasta sauce. Another recipe that highlights the flavor of this onion is the “Insalata di Cipolla bianca di Pompei,” a refreshing salad made with thinly sliced onions, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs.

The Cipolla bianca di Pompei has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and adherence to specific production methods. According to the specifications, these onions must be grown in the designated areas of Pompei, Boscoreale, and Scafati, using traditional farming techniques. The onions should have a white color, a round shape, and a mild and sweet taste.

Sources:
– “Cipolla bianca di Pompei” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali” – www.politicheagricole.it