Canestrelli of Borgofranco d'Ivrea
Canestrelli Biellesi
Canestrelli of Polonghera
PAT - Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs

The name "canestrello" is given to characteristic sweets produced in different areas of Piemonte (Canavese, Valsusa, Biellese), with different ingredients, production methods, and organoleptic-sensorial qualities.
The name "canestrello" derives from the characteristic wicker baskets (called "canestri") used to package the pastries after cooking.
Canestrello is a very thin and fragile pastry with irregular shape given to its preparation. The main ingredients are flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. According to the production area, vanilla, cocoa, lemon, orange, coffee, mint, coconut, nutmeg, cloves, rum, white wine, red wine, marsala, or milk can be added.

  • Production Area: Canestrelli are a local product of Borgofranco d'Ivrea, di Ivrea, Mazzé, Montanaro, Rondissone (all Municipalities of the Canavese area), but also of Vaie (TO) and other Municipalities of Valle di Susa, Polonghera (CN) and Crevacuore (BI).
  • Legislative Protection: Canestrello is classified among the "Traditional Agri-foodstuffs of Regione Piemonte", according to art. 8 of the Legislative Decree 30th April 1998, n. 173 and the Annex to the Decisions of the Regional Council 15th April 2002 n. 46-5823.


The Producers
  Panetteria Fior di Forno di Erica Durand
Bakeries - Andrate (TO)
  Giugler Chiara Alimentari
Others - Borgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
  Laboratorio Ferrando Aldo Mario
Others - Borgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
  Pasticceria Motta di Motta Franco
Confectioner's Shops - Borgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
  Panetteria Bagnasacco Gianni
Bakeries - Montanaro (TO)
  Pasticceria Gemmo
Confectioner's Shops - Montanaro (TO)
  Pasticceria La Dolce Arte
Confectioner's Shops - Montanaro (TO)
  Al forno di Orru’
Bakeries - Rondissone (TO)
  La Boutique del dolce
Confectioner's Shops - Tonengo di Mazzè (TO)
  Pasticceria Scavarda Luca
Confectioner's Shops - Tonengo di Mazzè (TO)
  Il Dolce Canavese di Bruna Milanesio
Others - Chivasso (TO)
  Pasticceria Scalenghe s.n.c. di Giovanni Morra
Confectioner's Shops - Poirino (TO)
  Alimentari Flaminia
Others - Vaie (TO)
  I Sapori della Valle di Susa di Rossetto Giacchierino Susi
Confectioner's Shops - Vaie (TO)
  Laboratorio J Canestrei 'd Flaminia di Cortese Katya
Others - Condove (TO)
  Panificio Patti&C snc
Bakeries - Ponderano (BI)
Others - Biella (BI)
  Fortunio - Canestrello Biellese
Others - Biella (BI)
  Pasticceria Jeantet
Confectioner's Shops - Biella (BI)

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