Oliva da forno di Ferrandina

Oliva da forno di Ferrandina is a unique and delicious product from the Basilicata region in southern Italy. It is a type of oven-baked olive that is popular in several towns and communes of Basilicata, including Ferrandina, Matera, and Montescaglioso.

You can find Oliva da forno di Ferrandina in various stores and shops in these towns. Some recommended places to purchase this delicacy include “La Bottega del Gusto” in Ferrandina, “Antica Salumeria” in Matera, and “La Corte dei Sapori” in Montescaglioso.

This traditional product has gained recognition as a “PAT” (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies. The specifications for Oliva da forno di Ferrandina include:

– The olives used must be of the “Bella di Cerignola” variety.
– The olives are hand-picked when they are still green and firm.
– They are then washed, dried, and placed in a wood-fired oven for baking.
– The baking process gives the olives a unique flavor and texture, making them a true delicacy.

One popular way to enjoy Oliva da forno di Ferrandina is by serving them as an appetizer or snack. Simply place the olives in a bowl and drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. They can also be added to salads or used as a topping for pizzas and bruschetta.

Another delicious recipe using Oliva da forno di Ferrandina is “Olive e Cipolle al Forno” (Baked Olives and Onions). To prepare this dish, mix the olives with sliced onions, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the mixture in a baking dish and bake in the oven until the onions are caramelized and the olives are heated through. Serve as a side dish or as part of an antipasto platter.

– “La Bottega del Gusto” – www.labottegadelgusto.it
– “Antica Salumeria” – www.anticasalumeria.it
– “La Corte dei Sapori” – www.lacortedeisapori.it