Le Cesarine


  • Puff pastry rolls with parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar
  • Sage-infused tortelloni pasta
  • Tigelle breads with local cold cuts and cheese
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Sweet tortelli filled with cream

Refined selection of local wines


We get this Taste Experience started in true Modenese style with an antipasto of delicious Parmigiano salatini with a balsamic vinegar reduction, which brings together the sharp cheese and the crunchy crostino perfectly.

For the first course, we have home-made tortelloni with a ricotta and spinach filling, served in sage butter and, of course, a sprinkle of grated Parmigiano. Next, we have  crescentine montanare, which are soft discs of bread served warm, which are to be enjoyed with cold cuts and local cheese, with a side of seasonal vegetables.

To round off the Taste Experience, we have tortelli modenesi, which are little pastries filled with indulgent crème pâtissière.


  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

Francesca welcomes us into her beautiful home in Formigine, a town in the province of Modena, just a few minutes from the famous Ferrari museum in nearby Maranello. This Cesarina’s family has been linked to the famous Enzo Ferrari, as they were his employees for many years; her father-in-law is a chauffeur and her mother-in-law a cook for the firm.

It was in fact Francesca’s mother-in-law who taught her many of the recipes that she serves for her menus, as they have organised many dinners for friends, as well as taking part in bread-making courses. Although she knows how to use her kitchen aid, she loves to roll up her sleeves and work by hand in the kitchen.

The secret of the Cesarina
I made an old-fashioned proving closet where I can raise the dough for my crescentine, which are also known as tigelle in some areas of Italy.

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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