Cotechino di Modena PGI
It is a typical Modena bagged composed of a mixture of lean meat, fat and rind of the pig, with the addition of salt, pepper and other spices, and sometimes also wine, depending on the recipe. The preparation of the Cotechino of Modena begins with the grinding in a mincer with molds characterized by holes of dimensions comprised between 7 and 10 millimeters in the muscle and fat fractions and between 3 and 5 millimeters for the rind. It follows eventual roughing and kneading machines in vacuum or at atmospheric pressure. The mixture is packed into natural or artificial casings, unlike trotter, which is contained in the front leg of the pig.