Venosta Valley Ur-Paarl

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Venosta Valley Ur-Paarl

Ur-Paarl nach Klosterart, which in German means “the original convent-style double rye bread”is the oldest version of the Venosta Valley’s typical bread. The traditional shape is a kind of squashed figure 8, obtained by joining together two round, flat loaves. This is why it is called “Paarl,” meaning couple. The size can vary, with the diameter ranging from 10 to 30 centimeters and the thickness from 2 to 3 centimeters. Every baker personalizes their recipe, taking the basic dough of rye and farro flour and sourdough starter and adding variable amounts of fennel seeds, caraway and blue fenugreek, all picked wild from the pastures. With the addition of fruit like apricots, pears and berries, it becomes Früchtebrot, a delicious sweet bread.

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Season

Ur-Paarl is made year-round.

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As well as the bakers, the Presidium’s production chain includes several farmers who have started to grow rye again. The Upper Venosta Valley was long considered the “granary” of the Tyrol, and its rye, which grows at very high altitudes, was sold throughout Europe. The Presidium wants to promote the Ur-Paarl made by the Venosta Valley’s bakers and to reintroduce the heritage rye variety grown in the valley in centuries past.

Production area
Upper Venosta Valley, Bolzano Province

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority's Economy and Finance Department, Bolzano Chamber of Commerce

Goldrainer Backstube
di Albert Reinhard
Coldrano (Bz)
via Piazzetta, 11 b
tel. +39 0473 742472-340 9647714
reinhard.alber@virgilio.it

Andreas Pilser
Silandro (Bz)
località Corces
via Principale, 121
tel. +39 0473 730572

Alois Riedl
Glorenza (Bz)
via Malles, 11
tel. +39 0473 831348

Norbert Schuster
Malles Venosta (Bz)
località Laudes, 139
tel. +39 0473 831340
schuster@dnet.it

Andreas Tröger
Lasa (Bz)
via Venosta, 51
tel. +39 0473 747051

Karl Zerzer
Malles (Bz)
via G. Verdross, 4
tel. +39 0473 831141-830490
zerzer.karl@rolmail.net

Slow Food Presidium Producers Coordinator
Peter Schuster
Tel. 335 5418252
info@schuster.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Angelo Carrillo
tel. 339 8189965
angelo.carrillo@tin.it
As well as the bakers, the Presidium’s production chain includes several farmers who have started to grow rye again. The Upper Venosta Valley was long considered the “granary” of the Tyrol, and its rye, which grows at very high altitudes, was sold throughout Europe. The Presidium wants to promote the Ur-Paarl made by the Venosta Valley’s bakers and to reintroduce the heritage rye variety grown in the valley in centuries past.

Production area
Upper Venosta Valley, Bolzano Province

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority's Economy and Finance Department, Bolzano Chamber of Commerce

Goldrainer Backstube
di Albert Reinhard
Coldrano (Bz)
via Piazzetta, 11 b
tel. +39 0473 742472-340 9647714
reinhard.alber@virgilio.it

Andreas Pilser
Silandro (Bz)
località Corces
via Principale, 121
tel. +39 0473 730572

Alois Riedl
Glorenza (Bz)
via Malles, 11
tel. +39 0473 831348

Norbert Schuster
Malles Venosta (Bz)
località Laudes, 139
tel. +39 0473 831340
schuster@dnet.it

Andreas Tröger
Lasa (Bz)
via Venosta, 51
tel. +39 0473 747051

Karl Zerzer
Malles (Bz)
via G. Verdross, 4
tel. +39 0473 831141-830490
zerzer.karl@rolmail.net

Slow Food Presidium Producers Coordinator
Peter Schuster
Tel. 335 5418252
info@schuster.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Angelo Carrillo
tel. 339 8189965
angelo.carrillo@tin.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTrentino Alto Adige

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