Classic Piada Recipe

Heated, filled, and then folded – Piada flatbreads are a local delicacy from the heart of Emilia Romagna. In this northern Italian region you will find Piada (or Piadina) being prepared and served hot by street vendors as on-the-go sandwiches and snacks. At Crosta & Mollica, we have brought this delightfully versatile and authentic street-food straight from the bakeries of Italy to the UK.

Follow the recipe below to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean at home:

Serves: 1


1 Crosta & Mollica Piada Golden Durum Wheat

1/2 mozzarella ball

3 slices of Parma ham

A handful of rocket

Olive oil to drizzle

Preparation time: 10 mins

Total time required:  10 mins


  1. Place a Crosta & Mollica Piada in a hot dry frying pan for 1 minute on each side or put in a preheated oven at 180°C or gas mark 4 for 3 minutes.
  2. Whilst the Piada is warming, drain and slice a half a ball of mozzarella and tear up the slices of Parma ham.
  3. Remove the Piada from the pan or oven and place on a plate or chopping board. Leave the Piada flatbread completely flat in order to add the fillings.
  4. Top one half of the Piada with slices of mozzarella, the Parma ham and some rocket leaves. Then drizzle some olive oil over the ingredients for extra flavour.
  5. Fold the un-topped half of the Piada over the fillings and press down to fold the sandwich completely.
  6. Serve warm, folded or cut in half to enjoy.