Pera Volpina, also known as Volpina pear, is a traditional fruit variety that is native to the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This pear is mainly cultivated in the towns and communes of Modena, Bologna, and Ferrara. It can be found in local stores and shops in these areas, such as the Mercato Albinelli in Modena and the Mercato delle Erbe in Bologna.

The Pera Volpina is a versatile pear that can be used in various recipes. One popular recipe is the Pera Volpina tart, where the pear slices are arranged on a pastry base and baked until golden. Another delicious option is the Pera Volpina salad, which combines the pear slices with arugula, walnuts, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

The Pera Volpina has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which highlights its traditional and cultural significance. Some specifications of this recognition include:

– The pear must be grown in specific areas of Emilia-Romagna.
– It must be harvested at the right stage of ripeness.
– The cultivation and processing methods must follow traditional practices.

Sources:
– “Pera Volpina” – Emilia-Romagna Region Official Website (www.regione.emilia-romagna.it)
– “Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali” – Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (www.politicheagricole.it)