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Tirotto is the typical bread of Sassello made from wheat flour and potatoes. It is pulled into shape, “tirato”, from which it takes its name, and slightly rolled. This is a special type of bread that can be prepared in various ways: there is the Common Tirotto that contains neither oil nor fats, Tirotto with oil, Tirotto enriched with potatoes and oil.
The exceptional blend composed of low mineral content water and the pure air of Sassello are key elements in the success of the Tirotto.

A curiosity: the recipe for the typical bread from the Sassellese area was invented around 1900, when the “ancient” tirotto, made with flour and water, was covered in coarse grain salt that served as a food supplement for farmers, shepherds and woodsmen. Since then, the recipe has evolved and has been enriched with ingredients and flavourings creating the varieties we know today.
Included in the National and Regional lists of Traditional Products

Tirotti Sassello
Tirotti Sassello
(photo by Monica Saettone)
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