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Potatoes Tortello: from poor dish to symbol of Mugello

Il tortello di patate di Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

The potato tortello is a dish that is part of the Mugello culinary tradition. Originally born as a poor dish, today it is a real gastronomic specialty made in numerous variations by Tuscan chefs. Discover with us the characteristics of the potato tortello of Mugello!

Potatoes Tortello from Mugello

Known since Middle Ages for quality of local products, especially venison, olive oil and wine, Mugello is synonymous of good food.

Among the typical dishes of this part of Tuscany, the most famous is the potato Tortello: every year thousands of people arriving in Mugello, especially during summer, to participate in the festivals dedicated to this dish.

Tortello is actually a dish born in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and from there came to Mugello over a century ago.

The ingredients that are used for potatoes tortello are simple: flour and eggs for homemade pasta, white potatoes Alto Mugello, garlic, parsley and nutmeg for the filling, some chefs adds also a tip of tomato.

It is actually a plate of so-called simple cooking, which everyone could afford and that will quickly spread”.

To characterize the Tortello of Mugello, from the classic square shape, is that the filling just made with white potatoes. Also not everyone knows that if the ingredients are so simple, each zone has a variation that makes this dish unique and worthy of be sampled.

The typical sauce for potatoes Tortelli is meat sauce, duck sauce or mushroom sauce, especially mushrooms and duck are widely used as a summer condiment.

The collection period of the white potato is from July to September and in these months the most popular dish is the Tortello, thanks to the numerous festivals around the Mugello.

Potatoes Tortello from Mugello for Vegans

If you are followers of vegan cuisine, you can replace the eggs with wheat bran and season with tomatoes or mushrooms: in this way you can also enjoy this fantastic dish of Mugello.

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If you love good Tuscan cuisine and are curious to taste Mugello potato tortelli, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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