Belluna Valley Gialèt Bean

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Belluna Valley Gialèt 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.

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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
Albero degli Alberi
di Leonardo Valente
Tel. 329 3445440
alberodeglialberi@libero.it
www.alberodeglialberi.it

Mario Baldissera
Tel. 348 0947160
baldissera.mario@libero.it

Enrica Balzan
Tel. 346 2461394
enrica.balzan@libero.it
https://www.facebook.com/aziendaagricolaenricabalzan

Boschi
di Denise Caregnato
Tel. 320 0878684
denisecaregnato@libero.it

Nicolò Colbertaldo
Belluno
Via Col di Salce, 129
Tel. 3346957375
nico.colbertaldo@gmail.com

Elisa Colle
Tel. 333 4796521
elisa.colle06@gmail.com

Giuseppe Comel
Tel. 339 3774887
becomel44@gmail.com

Cristina Dalla Rosa
Tel. 347 5481903
cristinadallarosa@gmail.com

Jacopo De Bertoldi
Tel. 328 0507786
j.debertoldi@gmail.com

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

Dolomitibiofarm
di Simona Tonin
Tel. 331 5414731
info@dolomitibiofarm.it

Ernesto Feltrin
Tel. 3400643359
feltgian@libero.it

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

Il Principe
di Alessandro Boschetto
Tel. 329 4428227
principebb02@gmail.com

Gabriele Marcolina e Chiara Bortolas
Tel. 349 4966537
chiarabortolas@libero.it

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

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

Natura Dolomiti
di Antonio Barp
Tel. 329 5983381
info@antoniobarp.it

Christian Olivo
Belluno - Località Cirvoi
Via Libertà, 35
Tel. 347 5800825
christian.olivo@libero.it

Sandro Panciera e Giulia Rasera Berna
Tel. 333 3258585
sandro.panciera2@gmail.com

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

Erica Salvadori
Tel. 347 3846960
erica.salvadori@gmail.com

Terra delle Dolomiti
di Mario Mella
Tel. 335 7155624
info@terradelledolomiti.com

Terra Viva
di Gerhard Kuehl
Tel. 320 0289807
terravivabelluno@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/terravivabelluno

Terre dei Gaia
di Claudio Polesana Claudio
Tel. 327 1777575
info@terredeigaia.it

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

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Laura Solinas
Tel. +39 +39 349 2897192
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
Albero degli Alberi
di Leonardo Valente
Tel. 329 3445440
alberodeglialberi@libero.it
www.alberodeglialberi.it

Mario Baldissera
Tel. 348 0947160
baldissera.mario@libero.it

Enrica Balzan
Tel. 346 2461394
enrica.balzan@libero.it
https://www.facebook.com/aziendaagricolaenricabalzan

Boschi
di Denise Caregnato
Tel. 320 0878684
denisecaregnato@libero.it

Nicolò Colbertaldo
Belluno
Via Col di Salce, 129
Tel. 3346957375
nico.colbertaldo@gmail.com

Elisa Colle
Tel. 333 4796521
elisa.colle06@gmail.com

Giuseppe Comel
Tel. 339 3774887
becomel44@gmail.com

Cristina Dalla Rosa
Tel. 347 5481903
cristinadallarosa@gmail.com

Jacopo De Bertoldi
Tel. 328 0507786
j.debertoldi@gmail.com

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

Dolomitibiofarm
di Simona Tonin
Tel. 331 5414731
info@dolomitibiofarm.it

Ernesto Feltrin
Tel. 3400643359
feltgian@libero.it

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

Il Principe
di Alessandro Boschetto
Tel. 329 4428227
principebb02@gmail.com

Gabriele Marcolina e Chiara Bortolas
Tel. 349 4966537
chiarabortolas@libero.it

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

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

Natura Dolomiti
di Antonio Barp
Tel. 329 5983381
info@antoniobarp.it

Christian Olivo
Belluno - Località Cirvoi
Via Libertà, 35
Tel. 347 5800825
christian.olivo@libero.it

Sandro Panciera e Giulia Rasera Berna
Tel. 333 3258585
sandro.panciera2@gmail.com

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

Erica Salvadori
Tel. 347 3846960
erica.salvadori@gmail.com

Terra delle Dolomiti
di Mario Mella
Tel. 335 7155624
info@terradelledolomiti.com

Terra Viva
di Gerhard Kuehl
Tel. 320 0289807
terravivabelluno@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/terravivabelluno

Terre dei Gaia
di Claudio Polesana Claudio
Tel. 327 1777575
info@terredeigaia.it

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

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Laura Solinas
Tel. +39 +39 349 2897192
alaurasolinas@gmail.com

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

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