The Quaquare of Genola are heart-shape biscuit, which reminds beetles, called “quaquare” in the Piedomontese dialect. Each biscuit is different because they are hand-made. The colour depends on the cooking, but the fragrance is unique. Ingredients: wheat flour, butter, sugar, egg white and lemon peel.
Area of production
Quaquare are produced in the municipality of Genola in the Cuneo province and in the neighbouring districts.
Quaquare are typicals of Genola and they were generally produced in May for the patronal fest of San Mauriziano. These biscuits were stored for all the year in glass airtight jars to preserve the fragrance. This tradition has partly survived, in fact, the inhabitants, every year, in May bake the biscuits in the country oven.