Cocomero e meloni rivisitati


Traditional country flavours reinvented in new recipes

"Cucombra", Melons and watermelons festival - Comitato di San Matteo della Decima
"Cucombra", Melons and watermelons festival - Comitato di San Matteo della Decima

The traditional watermelons from San Matteo della Decima and the melons from the Persicetana's area are the stars of the summer country festival called Sagra del cocomero e melone or Sagra della Cucombra, which is organized in San Matteo della Decima between June and July.


Here there are some recipes collected by the organizing committee:


Red fruit salad
· 1 slice of watermelon
· 300 grams of raspberries
· 300 grams of red currants

You take a slice of watermelon and cut the flesh into cubes removing the seeds. Then you wash the raspberries and you shell the red currants. Put in a bowl the three fruits and season them with lemon jiuce, a small glass of brandy and two spoons of sugar dissolved in half a glass of white dry wine. You let it to soak for a couple of hours in the fridge. Serve the salad in bowls garnished with whipped cream and a sprig of mint.


Melons and watermelons


·  1 melon

·  2 slice of watermelons

·  sugar

·  cognac


Cut in half the melons and derive many small balls from the pulp. Cut a watermelon and derive other small balls from its red pulp. Put all the balls inside the cup that is let from the stripped melon, add sugar and cognac as you like. Keep it in the fridge and serve it very cold.


Comitato organizzatore del Carnevale di Decima

c/o Centro civico - Via Cento 158/a - 40010 San Matteo della Decima (BO)

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

San Giovanni in Persiceto

Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Toll free number 800 069678


Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Thu 8.30am-6.30pm

Opening times (July and August)
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1pm

Loc. San Matteo della Decima c/o Centro civico
Via Cento 158/a - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto
Phone: +39  051 6812057


Opening times

Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm



Last update: 30-08-2019