Belluna Valley Giàlet Bean

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Belluna Valley Giàlet Bean

Also known as Fasol Biso or Solferino, the Gialèt is a traditional bean from the Belluna valley, its cultivation documented since the early 20th century. It was from this area that beans spread to the rest of Italy, from the 1530s on, and the Gialèt is just one of the many varieties grown here. The Gialèt has always been prized, grown for selling to the landowner or the well-to-do rather than for consumption by rural families. The bean is still cultivated without the help of machinery. Because it was a bean “for the rich,”there are no particular peasant recipes that call for it. Due to its very delicate flavor, it is excellent simply boiled or in barley soups.

Season

Gialèt beans are picked in early September, but they are available dried year-round.

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At risk of genetic erosion, the Gialèt bean is currently being grown by a group of farmers who pass the seeds down from generation to generation. Recently a consortium has been formed, which unites enthusiasts and growers who are committed to bringing the variety back to the market, sowing the beans in small plots with the aim of increasing production over the next few years. Around 20 small farms who sell their beans directly and participate in local markets belong to the consortium.

Production area
Belluna Valley, especially the Municipalities of Feltre, Pedavena, Cesiomaggiore, Santa Giustina, San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Sospirolo, Sedico, Belluno, Ponte nelle Alpi, Limana, Trichiana, Mel, Lentiai and Fonzaso, Belluno Province

Presidium supported by
Veneto Regional Authority
Nicolò Colbertaldo
Belluno
Via Col di Salce, 129
Tel. +39 0437 1690495
329 5520257
nico.colbertaldo@gmail.com

Luca Docci
Bolzano Bellunese (Bl)
Via Bolzano, 50
Tel. +39 338 7939107
lucdocci@libero.it

Gestialpestri
di Diego De Paoli
Feltre (Bl)
Via Pontil, 1 D
Tel. +39 329 5403969
gestialpestri@gmail.com
www.gestialpestri.it

Ivana Grava
Limana (Bl)
Via Roma, 87
Tel. +39 0437 97507
347 4624508
roberta.fistarol@libero.it

I Boschi del Castagno
di Isabella Rinaldi
Limana (Bl)
Località Valmorel
Via I Bosch, 1
Tel. +39 0437 970114 - 339 7211770
info@bebboschidelcastagno.it

Istituto Agrario I.I.S. Feltre
Feltre (Bl)
Via Vellai
Tel. +39 0439 840202
ipsaafel@tin.it

Vivaio Il Ruscello
di Tiziano Fantinel
Seren del Grappa (Bl)
Località Porcen
Via Ronchedel
Tel. +39 333 6889954
biovivaio.ruscello@libero.it

Erica Moret
Mel (Bl)
Via Zottier, 132
Tel. +39 0437 540182
347 3643315
erica.moret60@gmail.com

Rosa Maria
di Mirta Lira
Feltre (Bl)
Località Vignui, 60
Tel. +39 0439 42856
345 1407778
mirta.lira@virgilio.it

Stefano Mirandola e Ginetta Stefàn
Belluno
Via Coraulo ai Piai, 34
Tel. +39 0437 926828
334 9050285
ilmondodiginetta@gmail.com

Associazione Mele a Mel
Fabio Barp
Mel (Bl)
Via Marcador
Tel. +39 0437 540023
339 8028002
fabiobarp@libero.it

Silvano Manarin
Andreane (Bl)
Via Caduti 14 settembre, 60
Tel. +39 334 87757384
elpajonbb@gmail.com

Mulino La Vallina
di Lucia Furlan
Quero (Bl)
Via per Schievenin, 25
Tel. +39 0439 787261 - 329 1333089
lavallinadilucia@hotmail.it

Christian Olivo
Belluno
Loalità Cirvoi
Via Libertà, 35
Tel. +39 347 5800825
christian.olivo@libero.it

Pro Loco Valle di Cadore
Marinella Piazza
Valle di Cadore (Bl)
Tel. +39 328 3398725
milu5157@alice.it

San Lorenzo
di Lisa Silvestri
Quero Vas (Bl)
Via Nazionale, 38
Tel. +39 348 0642241
lisa.silvestri@virgilio.it

Stefano Sommacal
Belluno
Via Vezzano, 145
Tel. +39 347 5410604
stefano_sommacal@yahoo.it

Marco Tormen
Belluno (Bl)
Via Favega, 146
Tel. +39 345 4938285
mtormen89@gmail.com

Villa Buzzati
di Laura Solinas
Belluno
Via Visome, 18
Tel. +39 0437 926458
349 1454783
alaurasolinas@gmail.com

Roberto Zanella
Pedavena (Bl)
Via Col, 13
Tel. +39 380 7700022
info@rallyreport.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Laura Solinas
Tel. +39 349 1454783
alaurasolinas@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Renato Ballan
tel. 346 3797959
renato.ballan@alice.it
At risk of genetic erosion, the Gialèt bean is currently being grown by a group of farmers who pass the seeds down from generation to generation. Recently a consortium has been formed, which unites enthusiasts and growers who are committed to bringing the variety back to the market, sowing the beans in small plots with the aim of increasing production over the next few years. Around 20 small farms who sell their beans directly and participate in local markets belong to the consortium.

Production area
Belluna Valley, especially the Municipalities of Feltre, Pedavena, Cesiomaggiore, Santa Giustina, San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Sospirolo, Sedico, Belluno, Ponte nelle Alpi, Limana, Trichiana, Mel, Lentiai and Fonzaso, Belluno Province

Presidium supported by
Veneto Regional Authority
Nicolò Colbertaldo
Belluno
Via Col di Salce, 129
Tel. +39 0437 1690495
329 5520257
nico.colbertaldo@gmail.com

Luca Docci
Bolzano Bellunese (Bl)
Via Bolzano, 50
Tel. +39 338 7939107
lucdocci@libero.it

Gestialpestri
di Diego De Paoli
Feltre (Bl)
Via Pontil, 1 D
Tel. +39 329 5403969
gestialpestri@gmail.com
www.gestialpestri.it

Ivana Grava
Limana (Bl)
Via Roma, 87
Tel. +39 0437 97507
347 4624508
roberta.fistarol@libero.it

I Boschi del Castagno
di Isabella Rinaldi
Limana (Bl)
Località Valmorel
Via I Bosch, 1
Tel. +39 0437 970114 - 339 7211770
info@bebboschidelcastagno.it

Istituto Agrario I.I.S. Feltre
Feltre (Bl)
Via Vellai
Tel. +39 0439 840202
ipsaafel@tin.it

Vivaio Il Ruscello
di Tiziano Fantinel
Seren del Grappa (Bl)
Località Porcen
Via Ronchedel
Tel. +39 333 6889954
biovivaio.ruscello@libero.it

Erica Moret
Mel (Bl)
Via Zottier, 132
Tel. +39 0437 540182
347 3643315
erica.moret60@gmail.com

Rosa Maria
di Mirta Lira
Feltre (Bl)
Località Vignui, 60
Tel. +39 0439 42856
345 1407778
mirta.lira@virgilio.it

Stefano Mirandola e Ginetta Stefàn
Belluno
Via Coraulo ai Piai, 34
Tel. +39 0437 926828
334 9050285
ilmondodiginetta@gmail.com

Associazione Mele a Mel
Fabio Barp
Mel (Bl)
Via Marcador
Tel. +39 0437 540023
339 8028002
fabiobarp@libero.it

Silvano Manarin
Andreane (Bl)
Via Caduti 14 settembre, 60
Tel. +39 334 87757384
elpajonbb@gmail.com

Mulino La Vallina
di Lucia Furlan
Quero (Bl)
Via per Schievenin, 25
Tel. +39 0439 787261 - 329 1333089
lavallinadilucia@hotmail.it

Christian Olivo
Belluno
Loalità Cirvoi
Via Libertà, 35
Tel. +39 347 5800825
christian.olivo@libero.it

Pro Loco Valle di Cadore
Marinella Piazza
Valle di Cadore (Bl)
Tel. +39 328 3398725
milu5157@alice.it

San Lorenzo
di Lisa Silvestri
Quero Vas (Bl)
Via Nazionale, 38
Tel. +39 348 0642241
lisa.silvestri@virgilio.it

Stefano Sommacal
Belluno
Via Vezzano, 145
Tel. +39 347 5410604
stefano_sommacal@yahoo.it

Marco Tormen
Belluno (Bl)
Via Favega, 146
Tel. +39 345 4938285
mtormen89@gmail.com

Villa Buzzati
di Laura Solinas
Belluno
Via Visome, 18
Tel. +39 0437 926458
349 1454783
alaurasolinas@gmail.com

Roberto Zanella
Pedavena (Bl)
Via Col, 13
Tel. +39 380 7700022
info@rallyreport.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Laura Solinas
Tel. +39 349 1454783
alaurasolinas@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Renato Ballan
tel. 346 3797959
renato.ballan@alice.it