Felonica Tiròt

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Lombardy

Bread and baked goods

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Felonica Tiròt

Tiròt is the Mantuan dialect word for a typical focaccia historically produced in Felonica. The municipality, a hundred miles from the Po Delta, lies in the southeast corner of the province of Mantua, where Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto meet.
The name Tiròt comes from the tiratura (“pulling”) of the soft dough (a mixture of “0 type” flour, onion, lard, extra-virgin olive oil, yeast, salt and water), which is stretched out into baking trays by hand. In the past, every family in Felonica would make Tiròt on special occasions. All the women had their own recipes, and they would prepare the dough at home before taking it to the town ovens for baking.
Tiròt is closely associated with the cultivation of its most important ingredient: Felonica yellow onions, a crop that was a significant source of income for many families in the past.
The strongly oniony Tiròt has a sweet but intensely sapid flavor. To best appreciate its flavor and the textural equilibrium between crunchy and soft, Tiròt should be eaten fresh from the oven. Traditionally cut into rectangles, it is just a few millimeters thick and deep golden-yellow in color.

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Available all year round

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The Presidium wants to protect the authentic Felonica Tiròt from imitations, to increase demand for the flatbread and to promote the local area through the revival of the Felonica yellow onion variety. The Presidium promotes a local production chain that links the bakers to farms, and hopes to recover abandoned land and create new jobs. To this end, the Felonica municipal authority is working with the cooperative Il Ponte to start a social agriculture project which will involve people with difficulties.
The Felonica tourist board will also be promoting Tiròt on Sundays from June to September.

Production area
Felonica municipality, Mantua province

Presidium supported by
Felonica Municipality, Proloco Felonica, GAL Oltrepo Mantovano
Producers
Idea Pane
di Marco Evangelisti
Via Cittadella, 14
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. +39 320 3658257
ideapane@gmail.com

Panificio Vandini e Branchini
Via Garibaldi, 43
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. +39 339 6705324
giovanna.vandini@gmail.com

Pro Loco Felonica (Giorgio Lanzoni)
Piazza Municipio, 3
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. + 39 329 6917732
prolocofenolica12@gmail.com

Onion growers
Cooperativa il Ponte
Via Fratelli Bandiera, 124
Sermide (Mn)
Tel. +39 347 7839792
presidenza@coop-ilponte.org

Flour producer
Mulino William Guerzoni
Via Pironi, 7
Bondeno (Fe)
Tel. +39 0532 893037
molino.guerzoni@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Annalisa Bazzi
Tel. +39 340 2897041
vicesindaco@comune.sermideefelonica.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Henrique Varalta
Tel. +39 348 7558430
varaltitaly@gmail.com
The Presidium wants to protect the authentic Felonica Tiròt from imitations, to increase demand for the flatbread and to promote the local area through the revival of the Felonica yellow onion variety. The Presidium promotes a local production chain that links the bakers to farms, and hopes to recover abandoned land and create new jobs. To this end, the Felonica municipal authority is working with the cooperative Il Ponte to start a social agriculture project which will involve people with difficulties.
The Felonica tourist board will also be promoting Tiròt on Sundays from June to September.

Production area
Felonica municipality, Mantua province

Presidium supported by
Felonica Municipality, Proloco Felonica, GAL Oltrepo Mantovano
Producers
Idea Pane
di Marco Evangelisti
Via Cittadella, 14
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. +39 320 3658257
ideapane@gmail.com

Panificio Vandini e Branchini
Via Garibaldi, 43
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. +39 339 6705324
giovanna.vandini@gmail.com

Pro Loco Felonica (Giorgio Lanzoni)
Piazza Municipio, 3
Felonica (Mn)
Tel. + 39 329 6917732
prolocofenolica12@gmail.com

Onion growers
Cooperativa il Ponte
Via Fratelli Bandiera, 124
Sermide (Mn)
Tel. +39 347 7839792
presidenza@coop-ilponte.org

Flour producer
Mulino William Guerzoni
Via Pironi, 7
Bondeno (Fe)
Tel. +39 0532 893037
molino.guerzoni@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Annalisa Bazzi
Tel. +39 340 2897041
vicesindaco@comune.sermideefelonica.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Henrique Varalta
Tel. +39 348 7558430
varaltitaly@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionLombardy

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