Tortelli di ricotta

Tortelli di ricotta is a traditional Italian dish that can be found in the Emilia-Romagna region. This region is known for its rich culinary heritage, and the towns of Modena, Bologna, and Parma are particularly famous for their delicious food. In these towns, you can find various stores and shops where you can buy tortelli di ricotta.

One such store is La Vecchia Dispensa in Modena, which offers a wide range of traditional Italian products, including tortelli di ricotta. Another option is Tamburini in Bologna, a historic delicatessen that has been serving high-quality Italian food since 1932. They also offer tortelli di ricotta among their selection of fresh pasta.

Tortelli di ricotta is a versatile dish that can be prepared in different ways. One popular recipe involves stuffing the pasta with a mixture of ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, and nutmeg. The tortelli are then cooked in boiling water and served with a simple butter and sage sauce. Another recipe includes adding spinach to the ricotta filling for a more flavorful variation.

Tortelli di ricotta has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for tortelli di ricotta include using fresh ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, and nutmeg for the filling, and making the pasta dough with flour, eggs, and water. The pasta should be thin and delicate, and the tortelli should be cooked until al dente.

Sources:
– “Traditional Italian Food Products” – Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (www.politicheagricole.it)
– “La Vecchia Dispensa” – Official Website (www.lavecchiadispensa.it)
– “Tamburini” – Official Website (www.tamburini.com)