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Alternative names Rosetta
Type Bread
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Lombardy
Cookbook: Michetta  Media: Michetta

Michetta (also known as rosetta) is an Italian white bread, recognizable from its bulged shape.

Other similarly prepared types of Italian breads include the maggiolino and tartaruga.


Michetta originated in Lombardy, northern Italy, during the Austrian rule. Functionaries of the Austrian empire introduced a number of food products, including the Kaisersemmel, a type of bread with segments resembling a small rose.

However, due to the higher humidity, the micheta produced in Milan were less fragrant and became harder in a single day.[citation needed] To solve the problem, Lombard bakers removed the internal crumb[clarification needed] and obtained a softer version of the original, which also helped it last longer. The new type of bread was called michetta, from the Lombard version of Kaisersemmel, micca,[1] a term originally meaning "crumb."


  1. ^ Cherubini, Francesco (1840). Vocabolario milanese italiano III. 

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