MARRONE DI CAPRESE MICHELANGELO PDO EN

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The Brown Caprese Michelangelo joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PDO (protected designation of origin) that was released on 17 December 2009.
Being a product PDO certification requires that the entire production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
The brown, chestnut varieties, obtained the PDO Brown Caprese Michelangelo which is reserved exclusively for fresh and dry fruits of the species Castanea sativa Mill.
The production area of ​​Marrone di Caprese Michelangelo PDO includes the mountainous areas of the municipality of Caprese Michelangelo and the southern part of the municipality of Anghiari, both in the province of Arezzo.
Boiled, raw, roasted, dried or processed into flour or jam, chestnuts have always been an important food for life and gastronomy of the Tiber Valley. Chestnut extend anywhere in the territory of seven municipalities although the territory of Caprese Michelangelo it the largest concentration.
The variety and more prevalent note Caprese is the “brown” the fruits of which are characterized by more or less intense brown color, with brown streaks and from size medium to large (70-85 fruits / Kg).
The brown is distinguished by the basically elliptical shape and for the particular scent and sweet flavor. Precisely because of its characteristics, is great roasted, glazed, peeled and boiled with fennel.
The best time to buy the fresh product is in October, at the time of collection, in the following months you can find chestnut flour produced in local mills after drying the fruit with which to prepare traditional sweets like the chestnut.

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