Tigella modenese, Tigèla modenese, Crescentina modenese, Cherscènta modenese

Tigella modenese, also known as Tigèla modenese, Crescentina modenese, or Cherscènta modenese, is a traditional Italian bread from the Emilia-Romagna region. It is a small, round, and slightly thick bread that is typically sliced in half and filled with various ingredients.

Tigella modenese can be found in several towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Modena, Bologna, Reggio Emilia, and Parma. In Modena, you can find Tigella modenese in local bakeries and food markets such as Mercato Albinelli and Mercato Coperto. In Bologna, it is available in shops like Tigelleria Tigellino and Tigellino da Zena.

One popular way to enjoy Tigella modenese is by filling it with cured meats, such as prosciutto or salami, and cheese, such as squacquerone or stracchino. Another delicious recipe is to fill it with grilled vegetables, such as zucchini and eggplant, and top it with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Tigella modenese has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Tigella modenese include using specific ingredients, such as flour, lard, yeast, and salt, and following traditional production methods. The bread should have a characteristic shape, size, and texture, and it should be cooked on a special terracotta or cast iron plate.

Sources:
– “Tigella modenese” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it
– “Tigella modenese” – www.cucinaitaliana.com