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.
Cheese is made from Grigio Alpina milk during the summer pasturing period, from June to September, and ages from 2 to 12 months. Kaminwurz and smoked beef are produced year-round.
Alpine areas, Bolzano and Trento Provinces
Presidium supported by
Bolzano Chamber of Commerce, Bolzano Autonomous Provincial Authority, National Association of Alpine Gray Cattle Breeders
di Graziano Lozzer
Frazione Sicina, 55
tel. +39 0462 910002-329 0125349
di Andrea Giovannini
Baselga di Pinè (Tn)
tel. +39 340 5428531-320 2357902
Tel. +39 0471 980490
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
tel. 339 8189965