Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;
1. Product name:
Torta di riso lunigianese
2. Other names:
3. Short product description:
A savoury tart made from rice and eggs. It’s round with a soft texture.
4. Production area:
It’s made in Lunigiana, province of Massa Carrara.
5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active
6. Production process:
The rice is par boiled in salted water. It’s mixed with the remaining ingredients: egg, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, butter and breadcrumbs, and baked in a 30cm pie tin for around 30 minutes at 200°C.
7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Kitchen utensils
s Gas or wood-fired oven
8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
It’s mainly made for festivals and feasts, but can be bought from local bakeries all year round.
Production is estimated to be around 40-50 tonnes with peaks during the Easter period. Sales are primarily made directly in store and to local customers. Only a small portion is sold in the rest of the region.