Noce di Sorrento, also known as Sorrento Walnut, is a traditional Italian product that is native to the Campania region in Southern Italy. It is specifically found in the towns and communes of Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, and Vico Equense, which are all located in the province of Naples. The walnuts used to produce Noce di Sorrento are grown in the lush orchards of these areas, benefiting from the favorable climate and fertile soil.
Noce di Sorrento has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status by the European Union, ensuring its authenticity and quality. According to the specifications, the walnuts must be harvested when they are fully ripe and then dried naturally for a specific period of time. This process enhances the flavor and texture of the walnuts, making them unique and highly sought after.
One popular recipe that incorporates Noce di Sorrento is the Torta Caprese, a traditional chocolate and almond cake from the island of Capri. This delicious dessert includes ground Noce di Sorrento, giving it a rich and nutty flavor. Another recipe is the Insalata di Rucola e Noci, a refreshing salad made with rocket leaves, Noce di Sorrento, and a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.
1. “Noce di Sorrento” – Consorzio di Tutela Noce di Sorrento PDO (www.noce-disorrento.it)
2. “Torta Caprese” – Giallo Zafferano (www.giallozafferano.it)
3. “Insalata di Rucola e Noci” – La Cucina Italiana (www.lacucinaitaliana.it)