The White Truffle of Fortunago

One of the "Municipal Denominations" of Fortunago: the White Truffle.

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In the Municipality of Fortunago, located in Oltrepò Pavese, you can find a prized variety of truffle: the White Truffle.
The municipal area, in fact, has the ideal conditions for its existence, making it a characteristic and typical product of the area.
For this reason, the tuber has been made the bearer of the "Municipal Denomination" (De. Co.) mark, thus protecting its origin and identity.
In addition to the characteristics of the soil, the plants that inhabit it also contribute to making the environment suitable for its growth. Oaks, Hazelnuts, Willows, Holm Oaks and Poplars, are the main varieties of plants in the vicinity of which it is possible to find the renowned truffle.

With a light color and an oval or rounded shape, it has a particular and unique flavor, appreciated by select few.
Its use in the kitchen is mainly linked to the preparation of first courses, but also second courses and side dishes, where it is found in the form of thin slices or grated. Risotto, tagliolini and soups are the combinations that particularly enhance its taste, while it is not disdained on fried eggs or vegetables.

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The De.Co. and the typical products of the area

Each territory can boast numerous typical and traditional products that are unique in their kind, in fact, there are some of them which have been given the title of "Municipal Denomination".
The De.Co. mark was born from a law, more precisely the Law n. 142 and is also a source of pride for many Municipalities in the Oltrepò Pavese area. It certifies that a specific product, be it food or artisanal, but also a specific recipe, are considered original and typical of the place.
There are many delicacies that boast this recognition, helping to enhance the places they come from and to guarantee their historical and cultural link with the territory. The "Miccone" of Stradella, the "Malfatti" of Fortunago, the potato of Brallo and the "Mundiöla" of Montesegale are just some of the examples of De.Co. that belong to and characterize the Oltrepò.
Discover other traditional products and which ones have this mark, where to find them and, in many cases, where to taste them.