Aree Protette del Po e della Collina Torinese


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 ProducersLocality;
 Panetteria Fior di Forno di Erica DurandAndrate (TO)
 Giugler Chiara AlimentariBorgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
 Laboratorio Ferrando Aldo MarioBorgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
 Pasticceria Motta di Motta FrancoBorgofranco d’Ivrea (TO)
 Panetteria Bagnasacco GianniMontanaro (TO)
 Pasticceria GemmoMontanaro (TO)
 Pasticceria La Dolce ArteMontanaro (TO)
 Al forno di Orru’Rondissone (TO)
 La Boutique del dolceTonengo di Mazzè (TO)
 Pasticceria Scavarda LucaTonengo di Mazzè (TO)
 Il Dolce Canavese di Bruna MilanesioChivasso (TO)
 Pasticceria Scalenghe s.n.c. di Giovanni MorraPoirino (TO)
 Alimentari FlaminiaVaie (TO)
 I Sapori della Valle di Susa di Rossetto Giacchierino SusiVaie (TO)
 Laboratorio J Canestrei 'd Flaminia di Cortese KatyaCondove (TO)
 Panificio Patti&C sncPonderano (BI)
 Fortunio - Canestrello BielleseBiella (BI)
 Pasticceria JeantetBiella (BI)

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