Mela campanina, Pòm campanein

The Mela Campanina, also known as Pòm Campanein, is a traditional apple variety that is native to the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Modena, Bologna, and Reggio Emilia. This apple variety is highly valued for its unique flavor and texture.

In Modena, you can find the Mela Campanina at local farmers’ markets such as Mercato Albinelli and Mercato Coperto. It is also available at specialty food stores like La Bottega di Adelina and La Cucina di Nonna Rosa. In Bologna, you can find this apple variety at Mercato delle Erbe and Eataly. In Reggio Emilia, it is available at Mercato Coperto and Frutta e Verdura.

The Mela Campanina is often used in traditional Italian recipes. One popular recipe is the “Torta di Mele,” which is an apple cake made with this variety. Another delicious recipe is “Insalata di Mele,” a refreshing apple salad that combines the Mela Campanina with other fresh ingredients like lettuce, walnuts, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

The Mela Campanina has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which highlights its cultural and historical significance. The specifications of this recognition include the apple’s specific characteristics, cultivation methods, and traditional production techniques. This recognition ensures the preservation and promotion of this traditional apple variety.

Sources:
– “Mela Campanina” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it
– “Le mele di Modena” – www.modenatoday.it
– “Le mele di Bologna” – www.bolognatoday.it
– “Le mele di Reggio Emilia” – www.reggiotoday.it