Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;
1. Product name:
Pane di Pontremoli
2. Other names:
3. Short product description:
Pane di Pontremoli has a golden colour and generally round shape. It’s baked in a wood-fired oven on chestnut leaves for a unique aroma and flavour. Loaves weigh about 1kg.
4. Production area:
Province of Massa Carrara, in particular Pontremoli.
5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active
6. Production process:
s Knead the wheat and maize flour, water, yeast and salt
s Leave the dough to rise in pans lined with locally sourced chestnut leaves
s Bake in a wood-fired oven together with the chestnut leaves
7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Work surfaces
s Trays for leavening
s Chestnut leaves
s Wood-fired oven
8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
The product owes its traditional character to the combination of raw materials. Baking it in a wood-fired oven with locally sourced chestnut leaves gives it a chestnut-like aroma and flavour. The production method has remained unchanged over time, even though some companies have started using industrial ovens instead of wood-fired ones.
The annual median production of this bread is around 300 tonnes, considering both that produced by families for personal consumption and that sold in the local area. Sale is primarily made to individuals directly by the companies and to non-local wholesalers