Tortelli di zucca alla reggiana, also known as Turtei ed zoca, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Reggio Emilia, Parma, and Modena. This delicious dish can be found in local markets, specialty food stores, and restaurants throughout the region.
One popular recipe for Tortelli di zucca alla reggiana involves making a filling with roasted pumpkin, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, nutmeg, and amaretti cookies, which is then wrapped in fresh pasta and served with a butter and sage sauce. Another recipe for Turtei ed zoca includes a filling made with pumpkin, breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and nutmeg, which is then wrapped in a thin layer of pasta and served with a butter and pancetta sauce.
Tortelli di zucca alla reggiana has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) designation, which signifies its traditional production methods and use of local ingredients. The specifications for this designation include using locally grown pumpkin, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and other traditional ingredients, as well as following specific production methods.