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Corn-flour Pastries

Corn-flour Pastries
Corn-flour pastries
Corn-flour Pastries
Corn-flour pastries
Corn-flour Pastries
Corn-flour pastries
PAT - Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs

Corn-flour pastries (called in this area "paste di meliga") are characteristic pastries of many areas of western Piemonte, whose main ingredient is corn flour. They weight about 10-12 grams, have a brown color, a crunchy and granular consistency, a sweet and buttery taste, and a shape varying according to the local tradition.
In the area of Barge, corn-flour pastries are called "Batiaje". The name derives from the fact that these pastries were offered in the past to the guests at the christening party. As a matter of fact, "Fè batiè" means in the local dialect "celebrating the new-born baby".

  • Production Area: Corn-flour pastries are widespread, with small variations, in the western part of Piemonte, above all in the valleys of Cuneo, but also in Canavese and Biellese areas. For their traditional features and their great organoleptic qualities, the corn-flour pastries of Pamparato (CN), also called "Biscuits of Pamparato" are worth a mention.
  • Legislative Protection: Corn-flour pastries are 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
  Il Pastin
Others - Casalborgone (TO)
  Pasticceria Avidano
Confectioner's Shops - Chieri (TO)
  Panetteria Villa
Bakeries - Vische (TO)
  Avidano Pasticceria
Confectioner's Shops - Torino (TO)
Confectioner's Shops - Chivasso (TO)
  Il Dolce Canavese di Bruna Milanesio
Others - Chivasso (TO)
  Pasticceria Bar Tallia
Confectioner's Shops - Chivasso (TO)
  Cascina delle Grazie di Matteo Zappino
Others - Pralormo (TO)
  Azienda agricola Toselli Mauro
Agricultural Holdings - San Gillio (TO)
  Pasticceria Scalenghe s.n.c. di Giovanni Morra
Confectioner's Shops - Poirino (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)
  Azienda agricola La Genuina
Agricultural Holdings - Cavour (TO)
  I Tre Remagi s.n.c. di Oddino Rinaldo
Confectioner's Shops - Luserna San Giovanni (TO)
  Dolce Piemonte
Confectioner's Shops - San Germano Chisone (TO)
  Pasticceria La Giuieri
Confectioner's Shops - Cantoira (TO)
  Panetteria Fratelli Pecchio
Bakeries - Chialamberto (TO)
  Al Mülin d'Barot di Barra Giovanni
Others - Coassolo Torinese (TO)
  Forno Remondino Maria Grazia
Bakeries - Coassolo Torinese (TO)
  Panetteria Giovanna Alice
Bakeries - Corio (TO)
  Laboratorio artigianale Il Castello
Others - Germagnano (TO)
  Al Mülin d'Barot
Others - Lanzo Torinese (TO)
  Al Turcet di Airola A. & C.
Confectioner's Shops - Lanzo Torinese (TO)
  Pasticceria Dolce Antico
Confectioner's Shops - Lanzo Torinese (TO)
  Pasticceria Reviglio
Confectioner's Shops - Lanzo Torinese (TO)
  Pasticceria Roletti
Confectioner's Shops - San Giorgio Canavese (TO)
  Panetteria Bera Marta
Bakeries - Torino (TO)
  Panetteria Luciano Aldo
Bakeries - Torino (TO)
  Pfatisch G.
Confectioner's Shops - Torino (TO)
  Ballari Paolo
Confectioner's Shops - Torre San Giorgio (CN)
  Pasticceria Cagna Arrigo & C.
Confectioner's Shops - Garessio (TO)
  Pasticceria Il Cantuccio
Confectioner's Shops - Saluggia (VC)
  Panificio Patti&C snc
Bakeries - Ponderano (BI)
  Massera G. & Figli S.R.L. Pasticceria e Panificazione
Confectioner's Shops - Sala Biellese (BI)
Others - Biella (BI)
  Bogliolo Maristella
Confectioner's Shops - Cessole (AT)

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