Cabannina Cattle

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Liguria

Breeds and animal husbandry

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Cabannina Cattle

The Cabannina is a native cattle breed from Genoa, named after the Cabanne plain in the Rezzoaglio municipality. A number of pure-bred animals were preserved here, allowing the revival of the breed over the past few decades after it came close to extinction.
A hardy breed, small in size, it has a dark chestnut or pale brown coat, with a cream stripe along the back, known as the riga mulina, which fades into reddish shades. Thanks to its fairly large rumen it has a considerable capacity for ingestion, and its short, robust limbs make it suitable for mountain grazing. The breed is used for meat and dairy. Though the amount of milk it produces is small (26 quintals per lactation), it is of excellent quality, ideal for cheesemaking and rich in the scents and flavors of its grazing environment. The Cabannina is an excellent grazer, able to make the most of even the harshest environments and the poor, shrubby pastures of the Ligurian Apennines.
The Presidium farmers produce an aged ricotta (sarazzu) and various raw-milk cheeses, made without the use of starter cultures. These include the traditional prescinsêua (fresh or aged), formagetta (to be consumed after 15 days) and u cabanin (which ages for at least 120 days).

Season

Cheese and cold cuts are available all year round

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At the start of the 20th century there were 40,000 Cabannina Cattle, but over the years they were crossed with other breeds or replaced by more productive animals. Today the Cabannina is an officially recognized breed; it is classified as a population at risk of extinction, but the farmers can rely on a fairly good availability of pure genetic lines.
The Presidium protocol requires that the animals be pastured from spring to late fall and that their diet be made up of at least 70% local forage. The producers rear small numbers of animals and work together to promote the breed and its products: cheeses, other dairy products and beef.
This Presidium represents a resource for the local area, guaranteeing new sources of income for small farms and contributing to protecting the landscape.

Production area
Around the city of Genoa and in some municipalities in the Ligurian Apennines
Breeders
A
Çimma
di Paolo Castagnola
Località Prele, 2
Montoggio (Ge)
Tel. 347 7357884-3318369606
aziendaagricolaacimma@gmail.com

Agriturismo Il Filo di Paglia
di Francesca Boreanaz
Via San Nicolò, 11
Carro (Sp)
Tel. 349 7868625
info@agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it
www.agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it

Az. Agr. Quira di Luca Quirini
Via Perlezzi, 47
Borzonasca (Ge)
Tel. 392 6338186
luca.quirini@libero.it

Breeeders and meat producers

Il Mezzano
Giampaolo Risso
Via al Castello, 4
Serra Riccò (Ge)
Tel. 338 5604883
gianrisso@alice.it

Breeders and cheese producers

Autra di Olmo Bagnasco
Località Autra, 2
Savignone (Ge)
Tel. 340 5278201
autra@hotmail.it
www.agriturismoautra.it


Az. Agr. Vallegge
di Anna Maria Sivori
Loc. Vallegge, 1
Rovegno (Ge)
Tel. 339 6335123
aziendaagricolavallegge@hotmail.it


Dolce Fiorita
di Simone Altemani
Via San Massimo, 46 C
Rapallo (Ge)
Tel. 333 3601547
info@dolcefiorita.it
www.dolcefiorita.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Simone Azaghi
Tel. 320 1643786
info@agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Riccardo Collu
Tel. +39 338 8910379
fbtaster@gmail.com

At the start of the 20th century there were 40,000 Cabannina Cattle, but over the years they were crossed with other breeds or replaced by more productive animals. Today the Cabannina is an officially recognized breed; it is classified as a population at risk of extinction, but the farmers can rely on a fairly good availability of pure genetic lines.
The Presidium protocol requires that the animals be pastured from spring to late fall and that their diet be made up of at least 70% local forage. The producers rear small numbers of animals and work together to promote the breed and its products: cheeses, other dairy products and beef.
This Presidium represents a resource for the local area, guaranteeing new sources of income for small farms and contributing to protecting the landscape.

Production area
Around the city of Genoa and in some municipalities in the Ligurian Apennines
Breeders
A
Çimma
di Paolo Castagnola
Località Prele, 2
Montoggio (Ge)
Tel. 347 7357884-3318369606
aziendaagricolaacimma@gmail.com

Agriturismo Il Filo di Paglia
di Francesca Boreanaz
Via San Nicolò, 11
Carro (Sp)
Tel. 349 7868625
info@agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it
www.agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it

Az. Agr. Quira di Luca Quirini
Via Perlezzi, 47
Borzonasca (Ge)
Tel. 392 6338186
luca.quirini@libero.it

Breeeders and meat producers

Il Mezzano
Giampaolo Risso
Via al Castello, 4
Serra Riccò (Ge)
Tel. 338 5604883
gianrisso@alice.it

Breeders and cheese producers

Autra di Olmo Bagnasco
Località Autra, 2
Savignone (Ge)
Tel. 340 5278201
autra@hotmail.it
www.agriturismoautra.it


Az. Agr. Vallegge
di Anna Maria Sivori
Loc. Vallegge, 1
Rovegno (Ge)
Tel. 339 6335123
aziendaagricolavallegge@hotmail.it


Dolce Fiorita
di Simone Altemani
Via San Massimo, 46 C
Rapallo (Ge)
Tel. 333 3601547
info@dolcefiorita.it
www.dolcefiorita.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Simone Azaghi
Tel. 320 1643786
info@agriturismoilfilodipaglia.it


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Riccardo Collu
Tel. +39 338 8910379
fbtaster@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionLiguria

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CategoriesBreeds and animal husbandry