The story of Banale Ciuighe is the story of the extreme poverty of past centuries in the Giudicarie Esteriori, the valley set between Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites, where San Lorenzo in Banale is found. Here, the families that raised a pig would sell the best parts and use the inferior cuts, mixed with a good proportion of turnips, to make a type of salami called Ciuighe. The custom has been preserved, but these days prized cuts of meat are also used (shoulder, neck, belly, jowl) and the percentage of turnips is lower (35 to 40%).
Production begins in October and continues until April, being closely linked to the turnip season.
Production area: San Lorenzo in Banale Municipality, Trento Province
San Lorenzo in Banale (Tn)
frazione Berghi, 46
tel. +39 0465 734024-335 7203443
Il produttore utilizza
carni di suini trentini allevati da:
La Trentina Suini
Campostrini Elvio & C.
Sabbionara D'Avio (Tn)
tel. +39 0464 685121-335 5630998
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Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
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