Mondovì Cornmeal Biscuits

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Mondovì Cornmeal Biscuits

Cornmeal biscuits called “paste di meliga”, dipped in a glass of Barolo wine, were once the classic ending to a typical Piedmontese meal. Though they are still found in all the region’s cafés, not to mention its pastry shops, they are never prepared as they used to be, immediately after kneading the bread dough, mixing wheat flour and cornmeal, butter, eggs and sugar (and sometimes lemon zest, vanilla or honey), then forming different shapes, circles, oblongs or half-moons. The biscuits should be yellow, fragrant and crunchy, dissolving in the mouth, neither greasy nor sugary, with the graininess of the stone-ground cornmeal clearly perceptible.

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Season

The product is commercially available throughout the year.

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The Presidium has focused its attention on the cornmeal biscuits made in Mondovì, produced according to tradition: sugar, butter, fresh eggs, wheat flour and stone-ground cornmeal. Some producers have united in a consortium and use a brand to distinguish their product on the market. Most importantly, a production chain has been developed to ensure the highest quality: A few farmers have reintroduced heirloom Ottofile corn and a stone mill has been reopened to grind it.

Production area
Monregalese Municipalities, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the Protection and Promotion of Monregalese Cornmeal Biscuits
I produttori sono riuniti nel

Consorzio per la tutela e la promozione delle paste di meliga del Monregalese
Mondovì (Cn)
via Vigevano, 16
frazione Santuario
tel. 0174 43818
info@lepastedimeliga.it
www.pastedimeligadelmonregalese.it

L'angolino di Giovanna Chionetti
Villanova Mondovì (Cn)
via Marconi, 36
tel. +39 0174 597600 - 340 6071561
info@angolinopasticceria.it
www.angolinopasticceria.it

Pasticceria Cagna
Garessio (Cn)
via Vittorio Emanuele II, 89
tel. +39 0174 81076 - 333 1667508
info@pasticceriacagna.com
www.pasticceriacagna.com

Monica Chinea
Pamparato (Cn)
Val Casotto
via Santa Libera, 16
tel. +39 0174 351183 - 349 0876145
chineamonica@alice.it

La Nicchia dei Sapori
di Maurizio Barberis e Marilisa Varvello
San Giacomo di Roburent (Cn)
Via Sant’Anna, 71
Tel. +39 333 4259107 - 334 2913511
barberis_maurizio@libero.it

Margherita Quaglia
Montaldo Mondovì (Cn)
via Corsagliola, 4
tel. +39 0174 227076 - 347 3099260
info@lepastedimeliga.net

Egidio Michelis
Mondovì (Cn)
via Vigevano, 12
tel. +39 0174 43818
335 6257010
info@michelis.it
www.michelis.it

La cantina con gli antichi sapori
di Mauro Nasi
Montaldo di Mondovì (Cn)
Frazione Corsaglia, 16
tel. 0174 349109 - 345 7007999
info@ristorantealbergocorsaglia.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Marco Michelis
Tel. +39 335 6257010
marco@michelis.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com
The Presidium has focused its attention on the cornmeal biscuits made in Mondovì, produced according to tradition: sugar, butter, fresh eggs, wheat flour and stone-ground cornmeal. Some producers have united in a consortium and use a brand to distinguish their product on the market. Most importantly, a production chain has been developed to ensure the highest quality: A few farmers have reintroduced heirloom Ottofile corn and a stone mill has been reopened to grind it.

Production area
Monregalese Municipalities, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the Protection and Promotion of Monregalese Cornmeal Biscuits
I produttori sono riuniti nel

Consorzio per la tutela e la promozione delle paste di meliga del Monregalese
Mondovì (Cn)
via Vigevano, 16
frazione Santuario
tel. 0174 43818
info@lepastedimeliga.it
www.pastedimeligadelmonregalese.it

L'angolino di Giovanna Chionetti
Villanova Mondovì (Cn)
via Marconi, 36
tel. +39 0174 597600 - 340 6071561
info@angolinopasticceria.it
www.angolinopasticceria.it

Pasticceria Cagna
Garessio (Cn)
via Vittorio Emanuele II, 89
tel. +39 0174 81076 - 333 1667508
info@pasticceriacagna.com
www.pasticceriacagna.com

Monica Chinea
Pamparato (Cn)
Val Casotto
via Santa Libera, 16
tel. +39 0174 351183 - 349 0876145
chineamonica@alice.it

La Nicchia dei Sapori
di Maurizio Barberis e Marilisa Varvello
San Giacomo di Roburent (Cn)
Via Sant’Anna, 71
Tel. +39 333 4259107 - 334 2913511
barberis_maurizio@libero.it

Margherita Quaglia
Montaldo Mondovì (Cn)
via Corsagliola, 4
tel. +39 0174 227076 - 347 3099260
info@lepastedimeliga.net

Egidio Michelis
Mondovì (Cn)
via Vigevano, 12
tel. +39 0174 43818
335 6257010
info@michelis.it
www.michelis.it

La cantina con gli antichi sapori
di Mauro Nasi
Montaldo di Mondovì (Cn)
Frazione Corsaglia, 16
tel. 0174 349109 - 345 7007999
info@ristorantealbergocorsaglia.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Marco Michelis
Tel. +39 335 6257010
marco@michelis.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com