Belmonte Gammune

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Calabria

Cured meats and meat products

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Belmonte Gammune

Belmonte is known for the production of extraordinary tomatoes, but here, as in the rest of Calabria, pork butchery is also an important activity. In the past, every family in Belmonte would raise a few pigs, which were used to make cured meats that would last the whole year. A specific tradition became established in Belmonte: the production of Gammune, made from the inner part of the pig’s leg, much like Culatello. The meat is covered in a mild chili sauce and packed into the pig’s caecum. Gammune was traditionally served to special guests or presented to the town’s notables.

Season

Gammune is made from December to February

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Over time, home pig farming has declined, but three producers are now forming an association and building a small workshop to bring this unique cured meat back to the market. In many ways it takes the place of prosciutto, which has never been widely produced in Calabria because of high summer temperatures. Gammune is made from locally raised Calabrian black pigs, a native breed raised in semi-wild conditions. The breed has been revived by a regional project and is protected by a consortium.

Production area
Belmonte Calabro Municipality, Cosenza Province

Presidium supported by
Cosenza Provincial Authority, Belmonte Calabro Municipality
Producers

Mario Arlia
Via Santa Barbara, 98
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 328 4620955
mmmarlias@gmail.com

Raffaele Stancato
Via Corrado Alvaro
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 333 787043
agricolaraffaelestancato@gmail.com

Roberto Veltri
Via Annunziata, 66
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 328 4080854
robertoveltrics@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Mario Arlia
Tel. +39 328 4620955
marlias@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Alberto Carpino
Tel. +39 328 7023674
albertocarpino@gmail.com
Over time, home pig farming has declined, but three producers are now forming an association and building a small workshop to bring this unique cured meat back to the market. In many ways it takes the place of prosciutto, which has never been widely produced in Calabria because of high summer temperatures. Gammune is made from locally raised Calabrian black pigs, a native breed raised in semi-wild conditions. The breed has been revived by a regional project and is protected by a consortium.

Production area
Belmonte Calabro Municipality, Cosenza Province

Presidium supported by
Cosenza Provincial Authority, Belmonte Calabro Municipality
Producers

Mario Arlia
Via Santa Barbara, 98
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 328 4620955
mmmarlias@gmail.com

Raffaele Stancato
Via Corrado Alvaro
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 333 787043
agricolaraffaelestancato@gmail.com

Roberto Veltri
Via Annunziata, 66
Belmonte Calabro (Cs)
Tel. +39 328 4080854
robertoveltrics@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Mario Arlia
Tel. +39 328 4620955
marlias@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Alberto Carpino
Tel. +39 328 7023674
albertocarpino@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCalabria

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