Zuccotto di Bismantova*

Zuccotto di Bismantova is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It is a sweet treat that can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Reggio Emilia, Modena, and Parma. You can find this delicious dessert in local pastry shops and bakeries, such as Pasticceria Gollini in Reggio Emilia and Pasticceria Gollini in Modena.

Zuccotto di Bismantova is a dome-shaped dessert made with sponge cake, chocolate, and a creamy filling, typically flavored with rum or other liqueurs. It is often garnished with powdered sugar and served with fresh berries or a fruit compote. One popular recipe for Zuccotto di Bismantova includes layers of chocolate and vanilla sponge cake, filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, sugar, and chocolate chips, and then chilled until set.

This traditional dessert has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which certifies its traditional production methods and regional significance. The specifications for Zuccotto di Bismantova include using local ingredients such as ricotta cheese, chocolate, and liqueurs, and following Traditional Recipesss and techniques for preparation.

Sources:
– www.regione.emilia-romagna.it (Emilia-Romagna official website)
– www.pasticceriagollini.it (Pasticceria Gollini official website)