Cotechino piccolo, Cudghein piccinein

Cotechino piccolo, also known as Cudghein piccinein, is a traditional Italian sausage that originates from the Emilia-Romagna region. This sausage is typically made from a mixture of pork meat, fat, and spices, and it is known for its rich and savory flavor. Cotechino piccolo can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Modena, Bologna, and Parma.

In Modena, you can find Cotechino piccolo at local butcher shops such as Macelleria Salumeria Gino, located at Via Emilia Est. This shop offers high-quality Cotechino piccolo made with traditional methods and ingredients. In Bologna, you can visit Salumeria Simoni, situated at Via Caprarie, to purchase this delicious sausage. They offer a wide range of traditional Italian products, including Cotechino piccolo.

One popular recipe that features Cotechino piccolo is Cotechino with Lentils. This dish is a classic Italian New Year’s Eve tradition and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. To prepare this recipe, you need to cook the Cotechino piccolo in boiling water for about two hours. In a separate pot, cook lentils with vegetables and spices until tender. Serve the Cotechino sliced on a bed of lentils for a hearty and flavorful meal.

Cotechino piccolo has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for Cotechino piccolo include using only selected cuts of pork, a specific ratio of meat to fat, and the addition of spices such as salt, pepper, and nutmeg. This recognition ensures that consumers can enjoy an authentic and traditional product.

Sources:
– “Cotechino Modena IGP” – www.cotechino.it
– “Cotechino di Modena IGP” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it