Panforte di Siena joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on May 7, 2013.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
And ‘one of the most famous confectionery products of our Peninsula, ricompreso by Artusi between the typical products of Siena in his seminal text “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well” of 1891.
Panforte di Siena PGI is produced since the twelfth century in the province of Siena when they begin to bloom exchanges and trades people. And ‘since 1800 the flagship of local confectionery industry, the most important economic sector as number of employees, turnover and volume of exports.
The name Panforte di Siena PGI identifies the confectionery product obtained from processing and subsequent baking a dough made of flour, candied fruit, dried fruit, mix sugar, honey and spices.
Panforte di Siena PGI, which may occur in the double white version, if the cover is made from powdered sugar, or black, if the cover is made from spices, is characterized by the presence of the cut almonds and well distributed pieces of cedar, orange and candied melon, that give texture to the soft paste of almond cream.
The shape is round or rectangular if sold whole; into wedges or squares if marketed to cut.
The area of ​​production and packaging of Panforte di Siena PGI covers the entire administrative territory of the Province of Siena.


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