Pane di Montegemoli

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1. Product name:
Pane di Montegemoli

2. Other names:

3. Short product description:
A round-shaped bread with an ochre yellow colour and fragrant aroma. It’s soft and weighs between 1.7-2kg.

4. Production area:
It’s produced in the villages of Montegemoli and Ponteginori, province of Pisa.

5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active

6. Production process:
Flour, water, salt and yeast are kneaded in an electric mixer. Its unique shape comes from a special mould. The bread is left to rise for 4-5 hours on wooden boards covered with linen cloths and finally baked in a wood-fired oven for 30-40 minutes. After baking, the bread is placed in baskets and sold to retailers the next day.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Electric mixer
s Special moulds
s Wooden boards covered in linen cloths
s Wood-fired oven

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
Pane di Montegemoli has the unique flavour of homemade bread thanks to its wood-fired oven baking, and for this reason, it’s often eaten with bean and vegetable soups, or used in antipastos and bruschetta and served with traditional Tuscan cold cuts. It also pairs well with main dishes and the red and white wines of the area.

9. Production:
The company that produces this bread is located in Montegemoli (PI) and bakes 600 loaves a day or around 1,800 tonnes a year. This production is sold only in a small part locally. In fact, the bread is very famous in Tuscany’s other provinces, where it is frequently sold.

Fresh pastries and bakery products, biscuits, pastry and confectionery
Production area

Questo pane viene prodotto nelle frazioni di Montegemoli e Ponteginori, provincia di Pisa.