Tortelli di verza is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a type of stuffed pasta made with a filling of cabbage, cheese, and other ingredients. This dish can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find tortelli di verza at the famous Tamburini deli, located in the city center. This historic shop offers a wide variety of traditional Italian products, including fresh pasta. In Modena, you can visit the Mercato Albinelli, a bustling market where you can find local produce and specialty food items, including tortelli di verza.

One popular recipe for tortelli di verza involves boiling the cabbage leaves until tender, then mixing them with ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, and nutmeg. This mixture is then used as a filling for the pasta dough, which is folded into small squares and cooked in boiling water. The tortelli are typically served with a simple butter and sage sauce.

Tortelli di verza has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for tortelli di verza include the use of specific ingredients, such as cabbage, ricotta cheese, and Parmigiano Reggiano, as well as the traditional preparation methods.

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