Regional Italian Home Cooking:
is a popular ingredient in Lombardy often found in soups as well as
risotto. Regional cheeses are robiola or crescenza, taleggio,
gorgonzola (from the namesake town) and grana padano being
particularly important (the vast plains of central and southern Lombardy
allowing for intensive cattle-raising).
For the same reason butter and
cream are used. Single pot dishes are popular here with the working class
which take less labor to create. In the areas of Bergamo, Brescia, and
Valtellina polenta is popular.
In Mantua village festivals feature tortelli
di zucca (ravioli with pumpkin filling) accompanied by melted butter
and followed by turkey stuffed with chicken or other stewed meats.
List of dishes unique to Lombardy