Banale Ciuighe

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Trentino Alto Adige

Cured meats and meat products

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Banale Ciuighe

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%).

Season

Production begins in October and continues until April

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Very limited quantities are produced by a cooperative, the Famiglia Cooperativa, founded at the end of the 19th century by a priest, Don Guetti, to help the poorest families in the area. The Presidium has drawn attention to the Ciuighe, which have found a wider market and inspired interest in an area far from Trentino’s usual tourism routes. Though the Ciuighe are still made in the traditional way, now that the meat is selected more carefully, the results are more refined.

Production area: San Lorenzo in Banale Municipality, Trento Province

Producer
Famiglia Cooperativa Brenta Paganella
Via Noa, 2
San Lorenzo Dorsino (Tn)
fc.brentapaganella@cooptrentina.it

The producer processes meat from Trentino pigs bred by:
La Trentina Suini
di Elvio Campostrini
Località Pozza
Frazione Sabbionara
Avio (Tn)
Tel. +39 335 5630998
valerio.campostrini@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Nerio Donini
Tel. +39 0465 734670
fc.brentapaganella@cooptrentina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Flavio Franceschetti
Tel.+39 335 7024595
slowfoodgiudicarie@gmail.com
Very limited quantities are produced by a cooperative, the Famiglia Cooperativa, founded at the end of the 19th century by a priest, Don Guetti, to help the poorest families in the area. The Presidium has drawn attention to the Ciuighe, which have found a wider market and inspired interest in an area far from Trentino’s usual tourism routes. Though the Ciuighe are still made in the traditional way, now that the meat is selected more carefully, the results are more refined.

Production area: San Lorenzo in Banale Municipality, Trento Province

Producer
Famiglia Cooperativa Brenta Paganella
Via Noa, 2
San Lorenzo Dorsino (Tn)
fc.brentapaganella@cooptrentina.it

The producer processes meat from Trentino pigs bred by:
La Trentina Suini
di Elvio Campostrini
Località Pozza
Frazione Sabbionara
Avio (Tn)
Tel. +39 335 5630998
valerio.campostrini@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Nerio Donini
Tel. +39 0465 734670
fc.brentapaganella@cooptrentina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Flavio Franceschetti
Tel.+39 335 7024595
slowfoodgiudicarie@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTrentino Alto Adige

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CategoriesCured meats and meat products