Ciabatta Polesana

Ciabatta is an Italian bread that was first produced back in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari, a miller and baker in a small town close to Venice.

At the time bakers in Italy were concerned by the popularity in the country with French baguettes and were afraid that they would endanger their business.

Many experimented to create an Italian alternative that would work for sandwiches.

The new bread was registered for trademark by Cavallari and was called ciabatta Polesana for Polseine where he lived. It was subsequently licenced to bakers in other countries.

Many regions in Italy now have their own variations on the original recipe.