Cicerale Chickpea

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Cicerale Chickpea

The climate and soil in the area around Cicerale, on the first spurs of the mountainous Cilento region, are perfect for growing chickpeas. The legume has been grown here since at least the Middle Ages, and in fact the name Cicerale derives from the Latin for chickpea. The town’s coat of arms even depicts a chickpea plant and the motto terra quae cicera alit, “the land that feeds the chickpeas.” The local chickpeas are small and round, slightly more golden in color than the common variety and have an intense flavor.
They are grown without the use of chemicals or irrigation, resulting in tastier chickpeas that keep for longer.

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Season

The chickpeas are harvested in July and are available dried year-round.

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Traditionally, when the seeds are ripe, the plants are pulled up, laid on jute sacks, covered and beaten with large wooden sticks. However, very few producers still follow this laborious process. The ones who do have joined together in the Ciceralit association. The Presidium wants to support their activity and promote this tradition, which has been passed down through the generations.

Production area
Cicerale Municipality, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Municipality of Cicerale, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Casale Denazzano
di Anna Mele
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Roma, 210
Tel e fax 0828 721133 - 333 2183414
www.casaledenazzano.it
info@casaledenazzano.it

Gianfranco Coccoli
Cicerale (Sa)
Contrada San Felice
Tel. 0974 833709 - 327 3651252
gianfranco.coccoli@tiscali.it

Corbella
di Giovanna Voria
Cicerale (Sa)
Località Viscigline Val Corbella
Tel. 0974 834511
335 1410567
info@agriturismocorbella.it
www.agriturismocorbella.it


San Felice
di Anna Astone
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Defeselle, 23
Tel. e fax 0974833588
388 7457525
az.sanfelice@libero.it
www.aziendaagricolasanfelice.it

Tenuta Torrito
di Amelia Granata
Cicerale (Sa)
Località Torrito
Tel. 0974 844004 - 339 7414398
iltorrito@virgilio.it

Francesco Vastola
Cicerale (Sa)
Tel. 0828 722975 - 340 9811553
info@maidaitaly.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giovanni Voria
tel. 335 1410567
info@agriturismocorbella.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Alessandro Cafaro
tel. 389 1690429
cafaro.alessandro@yahoo.it

Traditionally, when the seeds are ripe, the plants are pulled up, laid on jute sacks, covered and beaten with large wooden sticks. However, very few producers still follow this laborious process. The ones who do have joined together in the Ciceralit association. The Presidium wants to support their activity and promote this tradition, which has been passed down through the generations.

Production area
Cicerale Municipality, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Municipality of Cicerale, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Casale Denazzano
di Anna Mele
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Roma, 210
Tel e fax 0828 721133 - 333 2183414
www.casaledenazzano.it
info@casaledenazzano.it

Gianfranco Coccoli
Cicerale (Sa)
Contrada San Felice
Tel. 0974 833709 - 327 3651252
gianfranco.coccoli@tiscali.it

Corbella
di Giovanna Voria
Cicerale (Sa)
Località Viscigline Val Corbella
Tel. 0974 834511
335 1410567
info@agriturismocorbella.it
www.agriturismocorbella.it


San Felice
di Anna Astone
Cicerale (Sa)
Via Defeselle, 23
Tel. e fax 0974833588
388 7457525
az.sanfelice@libero.it
www.aziendaagricolasanfelice.it

Tenuta Torrito
di Amelia Granata
Cicerale (Sa)
Località Torrito
Tel. 0974 844004 - 339 7414398
iltorrito@virgilio.it

Francesco Vastola
Cicerale (Sa)
Tel. 0828 722975 - 340 9811553
info@maidaitaly.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giovanni Voria
tel. 335 1410567
info@agriturismocorbella.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Alessandro Cafaro
tel. 389 1690429
cafaro.alessandro@yahoo.it

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StateItaly
RegionCampania

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