Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta . They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat (pork loin,prosciutto ) or cheese. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna andModena ), they are usually served in broth , meat broth, either of beef, chicken, or both. [ 1 ]Tortellini are now commonly found all around the world.
Packed, refrigerated or frozen, tortellini and tortelloni (similar but larger and with vegetable stuffing) appear in many locations around the world, especially where there are large Italian communities.Tortellini and tortelloni are made in special industrial lines supplied all over the world by Italian companies such as Arienti & Cattaneo, Ima, Ostoni , Zamboni, etc.; "fresh" packed tortellini usually have 7 weeks of shelf-life.