The cherries of Vignola owe their uniqueness to the peculiarity of the territory in which they are grown: nestled between the first hill of the Emilia Apennines and the beginning of the plain. This foothills area is characterized by a largely clayey soil that, together with the deposits left by the Panaro river, has been crucial for the successful growing of cherries over the centuries.
Vignola cherries are sweet and fruity, with a crunchy texture.
The Duroni variety can be pickled with black pepper and tarragon to accompany cured or grilled meats.
They are also delicious with pasta and rice when pitted and added at the end and can be used in a sauce over meat.