The Patata di Montescudo is a unique variety of potato that is grown in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns and communes of Montescudo, Montecolombo, and Gemmano. This potato variety is known for its exceptional taste and texture, making it highly sought after by locals and visitors alike.

If you are looking to purchase Patata di Montescudo, you can find it in various stores and shops in the region. Some recommended places to buy this potato variety include the local farmers’ markets in Montescudo and Montecolombo, as well as specialty grocery stores in Gemmano. These establishments often prioritize locally sourced and traditional products, ensuring the authenticity and quality of the Patata di Montescudo.

One popular recipe that showcases the deliciousness of Patata di Montescudo is the “Patate al forno” or roasted potatoes. To make this dish, simply peel and cut the potatoes into wedges, toss them with olive oil, salt, and your choice of herbs, and roast them in the oven until golden and crispy. Another delightful recipe is the “Gnocchi di Patate,” where the Patata di Montescudo is used to make soft and pillowy potato dumplings, typically served with a rich tomato or cheese sauce.

The Patata di Montescudo has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a prestigious designation given to traditional and authentic Italian food products. This recognition ensures that the potato variety is cultivated using traditional methods and adheres to specific specifications. Some of the specifications of the Patata di Montescudo include:

– The potatoes must be grown in the designated towns and communes of Montescudo, Montecolombo, and Gemmano in Emilia-Romagna.
– The cultivation must follow traditional farming practices, including the use of organic fertilizers and minimal chemical interventions.
– The potatoes must have a specific shape, size, and color, with a creamy texture and a delicate flavor.

Sources:
– “La Patata di Montescudo” – www.montescudo.org
– “Prodotti Tipici di Montecolombo” – www.montecolombo.it