Monte Sant’Angelo Bread

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Bread and baked goods

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Monte Sant’Angelo Bread

It is one of the few soft wheat breads in Puglia. In the hot and arid plains of this region, the cultivation of soft wheat is in fact not very common: usually durum wheat is sown and for this reason many of the breads that are characteristic of southern Italy are made using semolina flour.
The loaf is round and large, sometimes very large, the size of the loaf can range from 0.5 kg to 5 kg each, it can reach 80-90 cm in diameter and a height of 13-14 cm. The crust is crunchy, fragrant and the colour of almonds, while the crumb is soft and compact. Its fragrance remains intact for many days after being cooked; the larger sizes are able to retain it for up to 15 days.
The flours used come from soft grains varieties that are linked to the traditional cereal crops found in Capitanata (a historical area which roughly corresponds to northern Puglia), such as Majorca, Rossella, Risciola, Frassineto and Bianchetta. Each oven has its own sourdough, which is made from a portion of the previous dough. The sea salt comes from the nearby Margherita di Savoia salt pans. The cooking takes place in refractory stone ovens, which are often very old and only turned off on Christmas and New Year’s days. The stone ovens are perfect for a gradual and homogeneous cooking, which favours the formation of a crunchy crust and a soft and well-risen crumb. Once out of the oven, the loaves are placed vertically on the shelves, to ensure that the moisture comes out easily and does not remain inside.
Monte Sant’Angelo bread is present in traditional local recipes based on stale bread: in “pancotto” – a rather liquid vegetable soup that involves the addition of pieces of bread – in panzanella, or in a meatball sauce with breadcrumbs, cheese and eggs. The numerous recipes made with vegetables (zucchinis, eggplants, capsicums) or with stuffed sea molluscs (cuttlefish and squid) should not be forgotten either.

Season

Monte Sant'Angelo bread is available all year round.

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The Presidium protects the authentic Monte Sant'Angelo bread, i.e., bread produced exclusively from local raw materials (from grains to flours, from mother yeast to salt) and made according to a historical processing technique that strictly respects times and phases of tradition in a systematic method of dough making, shaping, cooking and taking out of the oven, which begins in the middle of the night and continues until the last bread loaf that is baked in the evening.

Production area
Municipal area of Monte Sant’Angelo, in the province of Foggia.
Producers

Antico Forno Frisoli
Di Michele Frisoli
Via Beato Da Amalfi, 23
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 7975453
frisolimichele@alice.it

Chichino pane
Di Giuseppe Ciuffreda
Via Giordani, 25
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 5447530
chichinopane@libero.it

Forno Bisceglia
Di Salvatore Bisceglia
Via Pasquale Cotugno, 1
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 7976552
panificiobisceglia@legalmail.it

Forno Ciuffreda
Di Michele Ciuffreda
Via Ruggiero Bonghi, 63
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 3094898
micheleciuffreda1917@gmail.com

Forno Frisoli
Di Pietro Frisoli
Piazza Giovanni Paolo II
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 975452
pietrofrisoli@alice.it

Forno Moretti
Di Giovanna Rinaldi
Corso Giannone, 7
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 349 8460154
legalelionetti@gmail.com

Forno Notarangelo
Di Domenico Notarangelo
Via Zuppetta, 40
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 376 0188919
n.dong90@gmail.com

Forno Ricucci
Di Leonardo Ricucci
Via Manfredi, 129
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 9030520
giovannaricucci.89@libero.it

Forno Libero Ricucci
Via Garibaldi, 71
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 340 5079961
flliricucci@virgilio.it

Forno San Giuseppe
Di Michele Libergolis
C.so Vittorio Emanuele
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 5345091
michelelibergolis@gmail.com

Forno Taronna
Di Donato Taronna
Via Garibaldi, 31
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 5185368
fornotaronna@libero.it


Grains and flours

Az. Agr. Zilletta di Brancia
Leonardo Petruccelli
San Severo
Tel. +39 348 9030520
zillettadibrancia@gmail.com

Raffaele Piano
Via S. Canzio, 18
Apricena
Tel. +39 349 3950096
info@agricolapiano.com



Producer representative
Domenico Notarangelo
Tel. +39 376 0188919
n.dong90@gmail.com

Slow Food representative
Luigia Ciuffreda
Tel. +39 347 5931080
l.ciuffreda@slowfoodpuglia.it
The Presidium protects the authentic Monte Sant'Angelo bread, i.e., bread produced exclusively from local raw materials (from grains to flours, from mother yeast to salt) and made according to a historical processing technique that strictly respects times and phases of tradition in a systematic method of dough making, shaping, cooking and taking out of the oven, which begins in the middle of the night and continues until the last bread loaf that is baked in the evening.

Production area
Municipal area of Monte Sant’Angelo, in the province of Foggia.
Producers

Antico Forno Frisoli
Di Michele Frisoli
Via Beato Da Amalfi, 23
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 7975453
frisolimichele@alice.it

Chichino pane
Di Giuseppe Ciuffreda
Via Giordani, 25
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 5447530
chichinopane@libero.it

Forno Bisceglia
Di Salvatore Bisceglia
Via Pasquale Cotugno, 1
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 7976552
panificiobisceglia@legalmail.it

Forno Ciuffreda
Di Michele Ciuffreda
Via Ruggiero Bonghi, 63
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 3094898
micheleciuffreda1917@gmail.com

Forno Frisoli
Di Pietro Frisoli
Piazza Giovanni Paolo II
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 975452
pietrofrisoli@alice.it

Forno Moretti
Di Giovanna Rinaldi
Corso Giannone, 7
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 349 8460154
legalelionetti@gmail.com

Forno Notarangelo
Di Domenico Notarangelo
Via Zuppetta, 40
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 376 0188919
n.dong90@gmail.com

Forno Ricucci
Di Leonardo Ricucci
Via Manfredi, 129
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 9030520
giovannaricucci.89@libero.it

Forno Libero Ricucci
Via Garibaldi, 71
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 340 5079961
flliricucci@virgilio.it

Forno San Giuseppe
Di Michele Libergolis
C.so Vittorio Emanuele
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 347 5345091
michelelibergolis@gmail.com

Forno Taronna
Di Donato Taronna
Via Garibaldi, 31
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Tel. +39 348 5185368
fornotaronna@libero.it


Grains and flours

Az. Agr. Zilletta di Brancia
Leonardo Petruccelli
San Severo
Tel. +39 348 9030520
zillettadibrancia@gmail.com

Raffaele Piano
Via S. Canzio, 18
Apricena
Tel. +39 349 3950096
info@agricolapiano.com



Producer representative
Domenico Notarangelo
Tel. +39 376 0188919
n.dong90@gmail.com

Slow Food representative
Luigia Ciuffreda
Tel. +39 347 5931080
l.ciuffreda@slowfoodpuglia.it

Territory

StateItaly

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