Visciolata is a traditional dessert from the Marche region of Italy. It is a delicious cherry and chocolate tart that is popular among locals and visitors alike. This sweet treat can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Ancona, Pesaro, and Macerata.

In Ancona, you can find Visciolata at Pasticceria Scarpellini, a renowned pastry shop known for its high-quality desserts. They offer a wide range of pastries and cakes, including the famous Visciolata. Another place to find this dessert is Pasticceria Cesarini in Pesaro, a family-owned bakery that has been serving traditional Marche sweets for generations.

One popular recipe for Visciolata involves a buttery tart crust filled with a mixture of cherries, chocolate, and almonds. The cherries are typically soaked in alcohol, such as cherry liqueur, to enhance their flavor. The tart is then baked until the crust is golden and the filling is set. It is often served with a dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Visciolata has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and adherence to traditional production methods. The specifications for Visciolata include the use of local cherries, high-quality chocolate, and traditional pastry techniques. This recognition ensures that consumers are getting an authentic taste of Marche’s culinary heritage.

– “Visciolata: la ricetta originale” –
– “Visciolata: la torta di ciliegie e cioccolato” –