Marrone di Roccafluvione

Marrone di Roccafluvione is a type of chestnut that is grown in the Marche region of Italy. It is specifically found in the towns and communes of Roccafluvione, Montefortino, and Montemonaco. This variety of chestnut is highly valued for its large size, sweet flavor, and smooth texture.

In Roccafluvione, you can find Marrone di Roccafluvione at local stores and shops such as La Bottega del Marrone and Il Castagneto. These establishments offer a wide range of chestnut products, including fresh chestnuts, chestnut flour, and chestnut-based sweets.

One popular recipe that features Marrone di Roccafluvione is Castagnaccio, a traditional Tuscan chestnut cake. To make this delicious dessert, you will need chestnut flour, water, olive oil, pine nuts, raisins, and rosemary. Another recipe is Marron Glacé, a candied chestnut treat. This recipe requires blanched Marrone di Roccafluvione, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Marrone di Roccafluvione has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification that guarantees the traditional production methods and quality of the product. The specifications of Marrone di Roccafluvione include:

– The chestnuts must be harvested between September and October.
– They must have a large size and a smooth, shiny skin.
– The chestnuts should be sweet and have a low tannin content.
– The product must be processed within 48 hours of harvesting.

Sources:
– “Marrone di Roccafluvione” – www.marche.it
– “La Bottega del Marrone” – www.labottegadelmarrone.it
– “Il Castagneto” – www.ilcastagneto.it