Castagna reggiana, Masangaia

Castagna reggiana, also known as Masangaia, is a traditional Italian chestnut variety that is primarily found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This region is known for its rich culinary heritage and the Castagna reggiana is a prized ingredient in many local dishes. The chestnuts are grown in specific towns and communes within Emilia-Romagna, including Castelnovo ne’ Monti, Carpineti, and Casina.

If you’re looking to purchase Castagna reggiana, you can find it in various stores and shops in the Emilia-Romagna region. Some recommended places to buy this chestnut variety include La Bottega delle Castagne in Castelnovo ne’ Monti, Antica Castagna in Carpineti, and Il Castagneto in Casina. These establishments specialize in offering high-quality chestnuts and chestnut products, ensuring you get the authentic Castagna reggiana experience.

One popular recipe that showcases the deliciousness of Castagna reggiana is the “Chestnut Soup.” To make this hearty dish, you will need Castagna reggiana, vegetable broth, onions, garlic, butter, cream, and spices. Another delightful recipe is the “Chestnut Cake,” which combines the chestnuts with flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and baking powder to create a moist and flavorful dessert.

Castagna reggiana has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and traditional production methods. The specifications for Castagna reggiana include being grown in specific areas of Emilia-Romagna, having a characteristic shape and size, and being harvested at the right stage of ripeness. This recognition ensures that consumers can trust the quality and origin of the chestnuts they are purchasing.

– “La Bottega delle Castagne” –
– “Antica Castagna” –
– “Il Castagneto” –