This native sheep breed was commonly found in the past throughout the Murgia and part of Salento, and especially in the Altamura area, now protected by the Alta Murgia national park. The extraordinary landscape is dotted with ancient fortified farmhouses, which used to house sheepfolds for Altamurana sheep.
These triple-purpose sheep are medium-sized with a white fleece and are well suited to the Murgian pastures. The sheep graze on wild herbs like thyme, mint, sage, rue, borage, wild fennel and wild beet leaves, giving the meat a unique flavor.
The meat is available year-round.
Bari Province, especially within the Alta Murgia National Park
Presidium supported by
Alta Murgia National Park
Cooperativa Verde Murgia
Minervino Murge (Ba)
Largo S. Arcangelo 3/A
tel. +39 339 0053723
Dibenedetto & C.
Contrada Madonna dell’Assunta
tel. +39 338 35599680
Masseria Castelli di Tortorelli Rosa
tel. +39 339 35599680
Masseria La Calcara
Strada provinciale 151, km 6,500
Tel. +39 080 3145365