Girgentana Goat – Slow Food Foundation

Girgentana Goat

The Girgentana goat, whose name comes from Girgenti (modern-day Agrigento), has distinctive long, spiraled horns and resembles breeds from Asia, where some believe its origins lie. Medium-sized with long, thick, white and occasionally dappled fleece, it has a short beard and a thick tuft of hair hanging over its eyes. The Presidium includes one cheesemaker who collects milk from local farms and produces raw-milk cheese, resulting in increased pride among the farmers and an increase in the number of goats. Today Presidium farmers raise around 700 animals, in particular around Agrigento.

Production area: Agrigento Province
Presidium supported by: Sicilian Region’s Agriculture and Forestry Department
Seasonality: available year-round.