Carmagnola Ox Horn Pepper

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Piedmont

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Carmagnola Ox Horn Pepper

Carmagnola is one of Italy’s pepper capitals, known for four different types: Quadrato (almost a cube, with four points), Tomaticòt (round like a tomato), Trottola (heart-shaped) and Corno or Lungo. This last variety, known locally as Corno di Bue, Ox-Horn, is recognizable by its splendid colors (deep yellow or bright red) and most of all by its very elongated, conical shape with three or four lobes. The peppers grow over 20 centimeters long, and are cultivated on flat, silty, sandy ground. Delicious served raw, it is also features in many traditional and creative recipes. The peppers have a sweet flavor, and their thick, firm, succulent flesh improves with storage.

Season

The harvest lasts from August to the end of the October, processed it is available all year round

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This pepper is not at risk of extinction, but has been debased by the habit of consigning it to the preserving industry, often mixed with anonymous imported varieties. The Presidium, set up to create a new market for a product with excellent sensory characteristics.

Production area
Carmagnola Municipality and surroundings, Province of Turin

Growers and processors
Cascina Fiume
di Enrico Tachis
Via Grangia, 4
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 335 6044097
info@cascinafiume.it
www.cascinafiume.it

Fratelli Cavaglià
Via Ceresole, 35
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 338 9734707
info@peperonicavaglia.it
www.peperonicavaglia.it

Growers
Bartolomeo Cavagliato
Cascina Greco, 155
Poirino (To)
Tel. +39 340 8920703
bcavagliato@virgilio.it

Famiglia Chicco
Via Alberti, 17
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 348 7445505
gigia_chicco@hotmail.com
www.famigliachicco.it

Piermauro Costa
Via Borghetto, 25
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 339 7230384
piermauro.costa@libero.it

Pierfranco Crivello
Via Carde, 6
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 338 8620867
pierfranco.crivello@alice.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Lorenzo Crivello
Tel. 333 2148659
desi.lorenzo@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marco Cicerone
Tel. +39 347 4480432
m.cicerone@virgilio.it
This pepper is not at risk of extinction, but has been debased by the habit of consigning it to the preserving industry, often mixed with anonymous imported varieties. The Presidium, set up to create a new market for a product with excellent sensory characteristics.

Production area
Carmagnola Municipality and surroundings, Province of Turin

Growers and processors
Cascina Fiume
di Enrico Tachis
Via Grangia, 4
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 335 6044097
info@cascinafiume.it
www.cascinafiume.it

Fratelli Cavaglià
Via Ceresole, 35
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 338 9734707
info@peperonicavaglia.it
www.peperonicavaglia.it

Growers
Bartolomeo Cavagliato
Cascina Greco, 155
Poirino (To)
Tel. +39 340 8920703
bcavagliato@virgilio.it

Famiglia Chicco
Via Alberti, 17
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 348 7445505
gigia_chicco@hotmail.com
www.famigliachicco.it

Piermauro Costa
Via Borghetto, 25
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 339 7230384
piermauro.costa@libero.it

Pierfranco Crivello
Via Carde, 6
Carmagnola (To)
Tel. +39 338 8620867
pierfranco.crivello@alice.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Lorenzo Crivello
Tel. 333 2148659
desi.lorenzo@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marco Cicerone
Tel. +39 347 4480432
m.cicerone@virgilio.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionPiedmont