Gargano Goat

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Gargano Goat

The Gargano goat breed, called Nustrala (“local”) in dialect, is an ancient breed native to the Gargano promontory, an area where goat farming has always played a fundamental role in the local economy. It is suited to both milk and meat production and is allowed to roam freely. The breed is immediately recognizable: The coat is long, smooth and jet-black, the head has a tuft on top and a long beard under the chin and the horns are slightly flattened and twisted, their points facing outwards so that they form an arc.

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Season

Muscisca (slices of dried goat meat) is available throughout the year while cheese production depends on the goat’s lactation cycle, which usually occurs in the spring-summer period.

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In recent years the number of animals has declined drastically, despite the hardiness and adaptability of the breed, which make it perfect for the Gargano environment. The Presidium was founded to encourage the farming of the breed, uniting farmers from around the Gargano area and promoting the production of Canestrato and Cacioricotta using traditional cheesemaking techniques. Additionally, the project wants to encourage the consumption of both fresh meat and cured products, like Muscisca, by involving local butchers.

Production area
Gargano, Foggia Province

Presidium supported by
Gargano National Park
Francesco Saverio Bisceglia
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Contrada Cornello
tel. +39 340 7914714
fattorialamontagnola@tiscali.it

Giuseppe Bramante
San Giovanni Rotondo (Fg)
Corso Umberto I, 44
tel. +39 0882 456288-368 3800207
giuseppebramante@tiscali.it
www.masseriapaglicci.it

Macelleria Michele Sabatino
Apricena (Fg)
Via Roma, 50
tel. +39 0882 643190-347 1078759
casasabatino@tiscali.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giuseppe Bramante
Tel. +39 0882 456288 - 368 3800207
giuseppebramante@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Salvatore Taronno
Tel. +39 0882 412067 - 335 6593583
salvelix@tiscalinet.it
In recent years the number of animals has declined drastically, despite the hardiness and adaptability of the breed, which make it perfect for the Gargano environment. The Presidium was founded to encourage the farming of the breed, uniting farmers from around the Gargano area and promoting the production of Canestrato and Cacioricotta using traditional cheesemaking techniques. Additionally, the project wants to encourage the consumption of both fresh meat and cured products, like Muscisca, by involving local butchers.

Production area
Gargano, Foggia Province

Presidium supported by
Gargano National Park
Francesco Saverio Bisceglia
Monte Sant’Angelo (Fg)
Contrada Cornello
tel. +39 340 7914714
fattorialamontagnola@tiscali.it

Giuseppe Bramante
San Giovanni Rotondo (Fg)
Corso Umberto I, 44
tel. +39 0882 456288-368 3800207
giuseppebramante@tiscali.it
www.masseriapaglicci.it

Macelleria Michele Sabatino
Apricena (Fg)
Via Roma, 50
tel. +39 0882 643190-347 1078759
casasabatino@tiscali.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giuseppe Bramante
Tel. +39 0882 456288 - 368 3800207
giuseppebramante@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Salvatore Taronno
Tel. +39 0882 412067 - 335 6593583
salvelix@tiscalinet.it

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StateItaly
RegionPuglia

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