Alpine Gray Cattle

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Trentino Alto Adige

Breeds and animal husbandry

Milk and milk products

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Alpine Gray Cattle

Alpine Gray Cattle (or grigio alpina in Italian) are among of the oldest inhabitants of the Alps. Raised in marginal, extreme environments, like high-altitude farms, Theycan adapt perfectly to difficult mountain conditions. Of medium size and weight, this breed has robust limbs and particularly strong hooves. The coat is pale gray, with darker shading. Hardy and frugal, it has an innate instinct for seeking the best forage and will venture up to remote pastures that are inaccessible to other cattle breeds.

Season

Cheese is made from Grigio Alpina milk from June to September. Cold cuts are produced year-round

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The number of Alpine Gray Catlle has declined significantly throughout the Alps. Like other native cattle breeds, it has been decimated by the restrictive animal-husbandry policies of the past and the more recent spread of intensive farms, which guarantee high yields but are not in harmony with local area. The Presidium supports the farmers to help them increase the quality of their milk and meat.

Production area
Alpine areas, Bolzano and Trento Provinces

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority, National Association of Alpine Gray Cattle Breeders
Breeders
Agriturismo Fiordibosco
di Graziano Lozzer
Frazione Sicina, 55
Valfloriana (Tn)
Tel. +39 329 0125349
info@agriturfiordibosco.com
www.agriturfiordibosco.com

Maso Prener di Andrea Giovannini
Frazione Rizzolaga
Baselga di Piné (Tn)
Tel. +39 340 5428531
info@malgastramaiolo.it
www.malgastramaiolo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christina Müller
Tel. +39 335 6161180
info@grigioalpina.it, c.mueller@grigioalpina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator

Giampaolo Gaiarin
Tel. 335 6674256
giampaolo.gaiarin@fmach.it
The number of Alpine Gray Catlle has declined significantly throughout the Alps. Like other native cattle breeds, it has been decimated by the restrictive animal-husbandry policies of the past and the more recent spread of intensive farms, which guarantee high yields but are not in harmony with local area. The Presidium supports the farmers to help them increase the quality of their milk and meat.

Production area
Alpine areas, Bolzano and Trento Provinces

Presidium supported by
Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority, National Association of Alpine Gray Cattle Breeders
Breeders
Agriturismo Fiordibosco
di Graziano Lozzer
Frazione Sicina, 55
Valfloriana (Tn)
Tel. +39 329 0125349
info@agriturfiordibosco.com
www.agriturfiordibosco.com

Maso Prener di Andrea Giovannini
Frazione Rizzolaga
Baselga di Piné (Tn)
Tel. +39 340 5428531
info@malgastramaiolo.it
www.malgastramaiolo.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Christina Müller
Tel. +39 335 6161180
info@grigioalpina.it, c.mueller@grigioalpina.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator

Giampaolo Gaiarin
Tel. 335 6674256
giampaolo.gaiarin@fmach.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTrentino Alto Adige