Cavasso and Valcosa Onion

Slow Food Presidium

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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Available all year round

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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
Producers
A Fil di Tiere
di Gregorio Lenarduzzi
Via delle Primule, 2
Lestans (Pn)
Tel. +39 320 0135391
afilditiere@gmail.com

Michele Bier
Via Vittorio Veneto, 31-1
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 1746823
bier.michele@alice.it

Borgo delle Mele s.s.a.
di Serena Ciriani e Christian Siega
Via General Cantore, 50 A
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it
www.borgodellemele.it

Mariagrazia Bozzetto
Via Pordenone, 61
Brugnera (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 2201316
mariagrazia.bozzetto@blu.it

Davide Candon
Via General Cantore
Valeriano di Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 342 7843151
candon.davide@libero.it

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

Casedinon s.s.a.
Via Pordenone, 61
Brugnera (Pn)
Tel. +39 392 0006424
casedinon@blu.it

Rino Corrado
Via Stazione, 2
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Tel. +39 333 6830569
giorginazara@libero.it

Gianfranco Cozzi
Borgo Ampiano, 1
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 328 3626494
cozspeis@libero.it

L’Ort d’Amour
di Elena Nardini
Via Riosecco, 115
Travesio (Pn)
Tel. +39 370 3621865
lortdamour@gmail.com

Trattoria Vigna
di Mirella Colledani
Via Vigna, 9
Frazione Vigna
Castelnovo del Friuli (Pn)
Tel. +39 339 1788960
info@anticatrattoriavigna.it

Zalpadi Edoardo Braida
Via Villa, 99Travesio (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 0803670
edoardo.braida@hotmail.it
www.zalpa.it

Federica Zerbato
Via Sequals, 28
Colle di Arba (Pn)
Tel. +39 347 9659055
federica.zerbato@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christian Siega
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Emanuele Zanon
Tel. +39 338 3146702
e.zanon@me.com
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
Producers
A Fil di Tiere
di Gregorio Lenarduzzi
Via delle Primule, 2
Lestans (Pn)
Tel. +39 320 0135391
afilditiere@gmail.com

Michele Bier
Via Vittorio Veneto, 31-1
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 1746823
bier.michele@alice.it

Borgo delle Mele s.s.a.
di Serena Ciriani e Christian Siega
Via General Cantore, 50 A
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it
www.borgodellemele.it

Mariagrazia Bozzetto
Via Pordenone, 61
Brugnera (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 2201316
mariagrazia.bozzetto@blu.it

Davide Candon
Via General Cantore
Valeriano di Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 342 7843151
candon.davide@libero.it

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

Casedinon s.s.a.
Via Pordenone, 61
Brugnera (Pn)
Tel. +39 392 0006424
casedinon@blu.it

Rino Corrado
Via Stazione, 2
Cavasso Nuovo (Pn)
Tel. +39 333 6830569
giorginazara@libero.it

Gianfranco Cozzi
Borgo Ampiano, 1
Pinzano al Tagliamento (Pn)
Tel. +39 328 3626494
cozspeis@libero.it

L’Ort d’Amour
di Elena Nardini
Via Riosecco, 115
Travesio (Pn)
Tel. +39 370 3621865
lortdamour@gmail.com

Trattoria Vigna
di Mirella Colledani
Via Vigna, 9
Frazione Vigna
Castelnovo del Friuli (Pn)
Tel. +39 339 1788960
info@anticatrattoriavigna.it

Zalpadi Edoardo Braida
Via Villa, 99Travesio (Pn)
Tel. +39 349 0803670
edoardo.braida@hotmail.it
www.zalpa.it

Federica Zerbato
Via Sequals, 28
Colle di Arba (Pn)
Tel. +39 347 9659055
federica.zerbato@gmail.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christian Siega
Tel. +39 339 4299867
info@borgodellemele.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Emanuele Zanon
Tel. +39 338 3146702
e.zanon@me.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionFriuli Venezia Giulia