Cavasso and Valcosa Onion

Italy

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Cavasso and Valcosa Onion

This corner of the province of Pordenone, at the foot of the mountains and bordered by the Meduna and Cosa rivers, is characterized by barren soil, difficult to cultivate. But for centuries it has preserved a gastronomic rarity, an unusual variety of red onion.
Cavasso onions are deeper in color than the Cosa Valley onions. The local women traditionally wove them into braids called riesti using palut, a long, strong reed, and sold them in the villages. During difficult times they would barter them for corn from the low-lying Bassa Friuliana area. From the 1960s, the onion’s cultivation was gradually abandoned, but the tradition remained among the older generations, and the seeds were saved in a few family vegetable plots. Now the local inhabitants are starting to revive the onion and record the old stories relating to its cultivation.

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Season

The onions are picked in August and once woven into braids they can keep all year.L

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The Presidium wants to protect and encourage production, preserving the traditional practices: covering the seedbed with corn stalks, cutting the top and roots for transplanting and tying the ‘riesti’ with dried reeds.

Production area
Cavasso Nuovo and Castelnovo Municipalities, Pordenone Province

Presidium supported by
Pordenone Chamber of Commerce, Municipality of Cavasso Nuovo, Municipality of Castelnovo
Michele Bier
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Vittorio Veneto, 31/1
Tel. +39 0427 777851
349 1746823
bier.michele@alice.it

Mariagrazia Bozzetto
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Orgnese di Cavasso
Via Case Dinon
Tel. +39 349 2201316
mariagrazia.bozzetto@libero.it

Edoardo Braida
Travesio (Pn)
Via Villa
Tel.+39 349 0803670
edoardo.braida@hotmail.it

Isolina Candon
Valeriano (Pn)
Via Battisti, 23
Tel. +39 348 1526673

Gianni Carpenedo
Maniago (Pn)
Via Unità d’Italia, 27
Tel. +39 0427 777878-339 2394852
gianni.carpenedo@alice.it

Sandra Carusone
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Borgo Mas, 5
Tel. +39 348 9204878

Rino Corrado
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Stazione, 2
Tel e fax +39 0427 77671
giorginazara@libero.it

Alfio Del Colle
Travesio (Pn)
Via Laves, 35
Tel.+39 0427 907733
339 8240376

Gianfranco Cozzi
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Borgo Ampiano 1
tel.+39 328 3626494
cozspeis@gmail.com

Vincenzo Dinon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Vittorio Veneto, 15 A
Tel. +39 0427 778230
338 3146702
e.zanon@me.com

Nives Francescon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Diaz
Tel.+39 0427 77448
347 0672250
michela.spigolon@libero.it

Gregorio Lenarduzzi
Lestans (Pn)
Via delle Primule, 2
Tel.+39 320 0135391
gregorio.lenarduzzi@gmail.com

Luigi Mariutto
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Orgnese di Cavasso
Via Spilimbergo 17
Tel.+39 338 8423518
luigimariutto@alice.it

Roberto Melocco
Travesio (Pn)
Via Melares, 13
Tel. +39 340 7124014
robertomelocco@gmail.com

Orto del Cuore di Viola Ciccanti
Vito D’Asio (Pn)
Via Sequalins 3
tel. +39 370 3099928
viola.ortodelcuore@gmail.com

Sonia Pessa
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Frazione Orgnese
Via Case Dinon, 6
Tel. 0427 778120
Cel. 329 3376924
pessa.sonia6521@gmail.com

Sasso D’Oro di Marescutti e Zara
Sequals (Pn)
via del Capitel 4
Tel. 333 2660977
info@sassodoro.pn.it

Christian Siega
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Via Costabeorchia, 19 A
Tel. 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it
www.borgodellemele.it

Franca Zambon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Borgo Zamboni, 35
Tel. 333 8730799
frankyzeta@gmail.com

Federica Zerbato
Colle di Arba (Pn)
Via Sequals, 28
Tel.+39 0427 939005-347 9659055
federicazerbato@alice.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Claudio Zambon
Tel. +39 339 8856976
claudiozambon.cz@libero.it

Christian Siega
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Emanuele Zanon
Tel. +39 338 3146702
e.zanon@libero.it

The Presidium wants to protect and encourage production, preserving the traditional practices: covering the seedbed with corn stalks, cutting the top and roots for transplanting and tying the ‘riesti’ with dried reeds.

Production area
Cavasso Nuovo and Castelnovo Municipalities, Pordenone Province

Presidium supported by
Pordenone Chamber of Commerce, Municipality of Cavasso Nuovo, Municipality of Castelnovo
Michele Bier
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Vittorio Veneto, 31/1
Tel. +39 0427 777851
349 1746823
bier.michele@alice.it

Mariagrazia Bozzetto
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Orgnese di Cavasso
Via Case Dinon
Tel. +39 349 2201316
mariagrazia.bozzetto@libero.it

Edoardo Braida
Travesio (Pn)
Via Villa
Tel.+39 349 0803670
edoardo.braida@hotmail.it

Isolina Candon
Valeriano (Pn)
Via Battisti, 23
Tel. +39 348 1526673

Gianni Carpenedo
Maniago (Pn)
Via Unità d’Italia, 27
Tel. +39 0427 777878-339 2394852
gianni.carpenedo@alice.it

Sandra Carusone
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Borgo Mas, 5
Tel. +39 348 9204878

Rino Corrado
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Stazione, 2
Tel e fax +39 0427 77671
giorginazara@libero.it

Alfio Del Colle
Travesio (Pn)
Via Laves, 35
Tel.+39 0427 907733
339 8240376

Gianfranco Cozzi
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Borgo Ampiano 1
tel.+39 328 3626494
cozspeis@gmail.com

Vincenzo Dinon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Vittorio Veneto, 15 A
Tel. +39 0427 778230
338 3146702
e.zanon@me.com

Nives Francescon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Via Diaz
Tel.+39 0427 77448
347 0672250
michela.spigolon@libero.it

Gregorio Lenarduzzi
Lestans (Pn)
Via delle Primule, 2
Tel.+39 320 0135391
gregorio.lenarduzzi@gmail.com

Luigi Mariutto
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Orgnese di Cavasso
Via Spilimbergo 17
Tel.+39 338 8423518
luigimariutto@alice.it

Roberto Melocco
Travesio (Pn)
Via Melares, 13
Tel. +39 340 7124014
robertomelocco@gmail.com

Orto del Cuore di Viola Ciccanti
Vito D’Asio (Pn)
Via Sequalins 3
tel. +39 370 3099928
viola.ortodelcuore@gmail.com

Sonia Pessa
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Frazione Orgnese
Via Case Dinon, 6
Tel. 0427 778120
Cel. 329 3376924
pessa.sonia6521@gmail.com

Sasso D’Oro di Marescutti e Zara
Sequals (Pn)
via del Capitel 4
Tel. 333 2660977
info@sassodoro.pn.it

Christian Siega
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Via Costabeorchia, 19 A
Tel. 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it
www.borgodellemele.it

Franca Zambon
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Borgo Zamboni, 35
Tel. 333 8730799
frankyzeta@gmail.com

Federica Zerbato
Colle di Arba (Pn)
Via Sequals, 28
Tel.+39 0427 939005-347 9659055
federicazerbato@alice.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Claudio Zambon
Tel. +39 339 8856976
claudiozambon.cz@libero.it

Christian Siega
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Emanuele Zanon
Tel. +39 338 3146702
e.zanon@libero.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionFriuli Venezia Giulia